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On YFYS, no quick fix for the ultimate blunt instrument

A new review will address some of the unintended consequences of Your Future Your Super. But while super funds are no doubt holding out for a hero, there’s probably no perfect performance test.

Lachlan Maddock | 30th Sep 2022 | More
JANA promotes ‘central pillar’ Georgina Dudley to CEO role

The respected executive will take the reigns in December and lead what has become the largest investment advisory across Australia and New Zealand over the last 35 years.

Tahn Sharpe | 7th Sep 2022 | More
Fewer YFYS failures with fees, data in focus

It’s unlikely that there will be an increasing trend towards Your Future Your Super (YFYS) test failures, but the unintended consequences of the reforms are still worth examining, says JANA.

Lachlan Maddock | 5th Sep 2022 | More
  • Restoring active pride, JANA debunks outperformance prejudice

    Instead of blindly following active share and concentrated portfolio trends to bolster pride in the face of an overwhelming shift to passive strategies, active managers need to develop a much deeper understanding of what drives their performance, according to JANA.

    David Chaplin | 20th May 2022 | More
    NZ Super tops-up top ranks, buys low as market tanks

    The NZ Superannuation Fund (NZS) has confirmed a trio of senior appointments, luring two overseas candidates to assume the plum positions.

    David Chaplin | 13th May 2022 | More
    Time to make sustainability real for members: JANA

    As big super pursues an engagement-focused approach to sustainability, the challenge will be making its real-world impacts felt by both members and executives.

    Lachlan Maddock | 11th May 2022 | More
  • Emmi appoints new COO

    Carbon analytics fintech Emmi has appointed a chief operations officer as it onboards a slew of new super fund and consulting clients. Rebecca Bannan, who was previously Emmi’s head of strategy and operations, will step into the role of chief operations officer. Bannan, a chartered financial analyst, was previously investment director for strategic advisory at…

    Staff Writer | 25th Feb 2022 | More
    Frontier wins GESB contract

    Frontier Advisors has nabbed a contract with Western Australia’s Government Employee’s Superannuation Board (GESB). Frontier Advisors has won a $12.2 million multi-year contract with GESB, replacing incumbent consultant JANA Investment Advisers. Frontier will provide “tailored investment advice to help the Government Employees Superannuation Fund meet its investment objectives; insights on financial market opportunities and risks;…

    Lachlan Maddock | 21st Jan 2022 | More
  • Super funds start to act on modern slavery

    The uncomfortable truth is that slavery, even in its more modern form, still exists. The UN estimates there are approximately 40 million victims of modern slavery around the world. The exploitation of people for commercial gain is deeply intertwined into everyday products and services through our global supply chains. This is a serious global issue…

    Christopher Beattie | 10th Dec 2021 | More
    Big super turns to ‘the Excel of carbon’ – but beware the ‘house of cards’

    Michael Lebbon wants to create carbon data that’s as ubiquitous as Uber. But he believes that too much consolidation in the still nascent industry risks creating a dangerous game of follow the leader. “I’ve never wanted to work in pure finance; it didn’t sit well with me,” says Michael Lebbon, CEO of carbon data startup…

    Lachlan Maddock | 10th Dec 2021 | More