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YFYS, policy still holding transition finance back: ASFA

Super funds want to put their $300 billion of annual inflows to work in new renewable energy infrastructure. But policy settings, Your Future Your Super and intensifying competition for local assets could all have unforeseen consequences.

Lachlan Maddock | 30th Nov 2023 | More
Choice products in the gun as YFYS strikes again

The latest iteration of the Your Future Your Super test has dispatched a large swathe of trustee-directed products even as APRA acknowledges that many are selected for reasons beyond performance.

Staff Writer | 1st Sep 2023 | More
Why funds still have a ‘long way to go’ on valuations

Valuations are never going to be “perfect”, but that doesn’t mean super funds shouldn’t be working harder to make them more accurate – and more intelligible to the people who really matter.

Lachlan Maddock | 30th Aug 2023 | More
  • Australian Ethical prepares for ’emerging and evolving’ investment landscape

    The world of ethical investing continues to change, and Australian Ethical is investing in itself to keep up. A new CIO and a portfolio of impact investments from the Christian Super successor fund transfer are helping too.

    Lachlan Maddock | 12th Jul 2023 | More
    Small gains, but more change needed for the new YFYS

    Treasury is fine-tuning the Your Future, Your Super performance test ahead of its next iteration in August. While the updates could pave the way for a better test, its extension to trustee-directed products is cause for consternation.

    Lachlan Maddock | 21st Jun 2023 | More
    Retrospective changes could ‘erode’ public perception of YFYS: ART

    Australian Retirement Trust has warned that introducing more granularity into the YFYS test might only confuse members and that funds will incur greater transaction costs as new benchmarks are added to it.

    Lachlan Maddock | 16th Jun 2023 | More
  • New problems for choice products in next YFYS test

    The Your Future, Your Super performance test will have a tough time weeding out underperforming trustee-directed products when they’re already closed, according to Chant West, while many of those housed on platforms could fail because of their unique fee structures.

    Lachlan Maddock | 19th May 2023 | More
    Rise of the mega fund: Super gets competitive on mergers and members

    Competition in super is heating up but it’s not yet come to the boil. Mergers, member retention and retirement are all shaping up as key battlegrounds for funds.

    Lachlan Maddock | 5th May 2023 | More
  • The quest for the ‘Holy Grail’ of investment

    Genuine uncorrelated alpha is the holy grail of investments, writes Michael Block, but managers and strategies that can actually generate it are hard to find. So what’s a poor boy to do?

    Michael Block | 3rd May 2023 | More
    Mergers, yields, retirement drive big super back to bonds

    Super funds’ relatively low allocations to fixed income will rise with yields and as members move further into the retirement phase, according to a new report from the government’s debt agency.

    Staff Writer | 26th Apr 2023 | More
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