The 36% hit to insurance inside super coverage

The 36% hit to insurance inside super coverage

New research has confirmed the degree to which Coalition legislation has reduced the number of people covered by insurance inside superannuation.
Cost of living pressures drive super lump sums

Cost of living pressures drive super lump sums

The latest APRA data has revealed a 26.3% increase in superannuation lump sum payments as retirees face into cost of living pressures.
Directing death benefits to charity too hard – super funds

Directing death benefits to charity too hard – super funds

Superannuation funds have warned the Productivity Commission that enabling people to direct their death benefits to charity is difficult.
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TelstraSuper commits to more super upon parental leave return

Yasmine Masi 29 February 2024 No Comments

TelstraSuper announced it will pay employees who return to part-time roles after parental leave the full-time equivalent in SG contributions.

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Rest notches first impact investment in decarbonising companies

Yasmine Masi 27 February 2024 No Comments

Rest made its first impact investment into a mandate from Ninety One, focusing on companies contributing to the low-carbon economy transition.

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$635m illegally taken from SMSFs in two years

Mike Taylor 22 February 2024 No Comments

The ATO has flagged another crack-down on illegal SMSF withdrawals after identifying $635 million exiting the system in just two years.

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Super Members Council calls for less complex, more simple system

Yasmine Masi 22 February 2024 No Comments

Research from the SMC’s submission to Treasury’s consultation suggested Australia’s “overly complex” superannuation system needs simplifying.

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APRA excludes paying penalty payments from super Risk Reserves

Mike Taylor 20 February 2024 4 Comments

Superannuation funds are going to have to continue provisioning billions as APRA opts to stick with the 25bp Risk Reserve benchmark.

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Embed balance preservation say industry funds

Mike Taylor 20 February 2024 9 Comments

Industry funds want to slam the door on early release by embedding preservation as a key principle of the objective of superannuation

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FSC cautions Govt move to ‘default’ super products after poll

Yasmine Masi 20 February 2024 No Comments

The Government’s move to introduce “default” super products has been labelled “risky” by the FSC, after poll results indicated the public was opposed.


INDUSTRY NEWS

Active bond ETFs shine as growth slows and inflation recedes

Financial Newswire Contributor 8 February 2024

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The macro backdrop remains constructive for fixed income. Yields typically fall after interest rates peak and historically, this has coincided with…

Discover Auxilium. A customised solution, giving you the confidence you need to support your clients.

Financial Newswire Contributor 31 January 2024

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With our boutique in-house developed platform technology, Auxilium is backed by Fiducian who has more than 25 years’ experience

There are some really great opportunities out there

Financial Newswire Contributor 8 December 2023

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Rob Mead discusses the 2024 outlook, how investors should be positioning for the year ahead and where PIMCO sees the best investment opportunities.

What lies ahead in global markets?

Amelia King 7 December 2023

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Forecasting 2024 is challenging, with ongoing remarkable changes across economies and markets, combined with a year of political uncertainty ahead.


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Old book

Super Members Council calls for less complex, more simple system

Yasmine Masi | 22 February 2024Research from the SMC's submission to Treasury's consultation suggested Australia's "overly complex" superannuation system needs simplifying.
Man's finger protects coins from dominoes

APRA excludes paying penalty payments from super Risk Reserves

Mike Taylor | 20 February 2024Superannuation funds are going to have to continue provisioning billions as APRA opts to stick with the 25bp Risk Reserve benchmark.
Old doors with chain and padlock

Embed balance preservation say industry funds

Mike Taylor | 20 February 2024Industry funds want to slam the door on early release by embedding preservation as a key principle of the objective of superannuation
Business man in suit pushing against walls closing in

FSC cautions Govt move to ‘default’ super products after poll

Yasmine Masi | 20 February 2024The Government's move to introduce "default" super products has been labelled "risky" by the FSC, after poll results indicated the public was opposed.
Man caught between divergent arrows

What super sceptics cost themselves during COVID-19

Mike Taylor | 20 February 2024Superannuation fund members who turned conservative and changed their allocations during COVID-19 denied themselves a 23% return.
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ASIC ‘extraordinarily active’ in super crackdown

Mike Taylor | 16 February 2024Superannuation fund trustees have been placed on notice by ASIC that it has a multi-phase project on foot looking at service failures.
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SMSFs survive market downturn to outperform median APRA fund

Yasmine Masi | 15 February 2024New research commissioned by the SMSF Association found SMSFs outperformed the median APRA fund by four percentage points.
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UniSuper unlisted property holding $8b

Mike Taylor | 15 February 2024Big universities-based industry super fund, UniSuper, has lifted the value of its unlisted property exposure to $8 billion.