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Chant West’s fix for the ‘unintended, unacceptable’ consequences of YFYS

Chant West’s proposed replacement for the performance test might cut through the complexity and create a fairer system for super funds, which have dramatically altered their investment strategies to avoid failing.

Lachlan Maddock | 25th Nov 2022 | More
Retirement strategies need new ways of judging the future

The superannuation industry is grappling with the complexity of delivering retirement solutions. Perhaps the only way to assess how well they work in the future is to start assessing them right now.

Lachlan Maddock | 16th Nov 2022 | More
‘People know what happens when Vanguard comes to market’

Vanguard is living up to its name, with the launch of its superannuation product likely heralding a new age of high intensity fee competition. Managing director Daniel Shrimski says the index giant is willing to play “the long game” to become a major player in the market.

Lachlan Maddock | 11th Nov 2022 | More
  • Don’t make the YFYS test ‘toothless’: Grattan

    The Grattan Institute says that “maintaining the integrity” of the performance test is vital and that the review should seek to make incremental improvements rather than wholesale reforms.

    Lachlan Maddock | 2nd Nov 2022 | More
    How to build a better YFYS test

    If reducing the number of funds was its goal, Your Future Your Super has been a wild success. But as an indicator of performance, it leaves a lot to be desired.

    Lachlan Maddock | 28th Oct 2022 | More
    Survival of the cheapest for big super

    As super funds swell to gargantuan size and downward fee pressure intensifies the heat will be on all funds to rein in significantly outsourced investment models.

    Lachlan Maddock | 14th Oct 2022 | More
  • ‘They lost their way and they disappeared’: Weaven charts the path

    Industry superannuation has, for the most part, been a roaring success. But it needs to retain its “missionary zeal” if it’s to avoid the same fate that befell the other giants that once dominated the landscape.

    Lachlan Maddock | 9th Sep 2022 | More
    Super’s big wins come with a sting in the tail

    Labor and the superannuation industry are still running their victory lap, but concerns around disclosure and consolidation loom large in the background.

    Lachlan Maddock | 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
    Fewer losers as super funds manage to the YFYS performance test

    Fewer funds failed the Your Future Your Super (YFYS) test than last year – but plenty of passes have come from managing to the constraints of that test.

    Lachlan Maddock | 31st Aug 2022 | More
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