Publication: Super Review

First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 1 reports

SMSF providing greatest super satisfaction

Australians with a Self-Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF) are the most satisfied when it comes to the financial performance of their fund, research reveals.Investors have shown an increase in their levels of satisfaction with the performance of superannuation ... [Published Super Review - 4 hours ago]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

APRA unclear on union liaison officer status

David BushbyQuestions from a Liberal Senator have raised doubts about the use of union-based superannuation liaison officers.The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has placed a question mark over the future of Union liaison officers by ... [Published Super Review - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

Australia needs a financial services agency: FSC

John BrogdenThe Financial Services Council (FSC) has called for a new Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) commissioner to look after international regulatory issues.In its submission to the Financial Services Inquiry (FSI), the FSC ... [Published Super Review - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

Regulation stifling life insurers: TAL

Jim MintoAustralia's underinsurance problem could be allieved by giving life insurers the power to hand out ancillery benefits, like riders, TAL says.In a submission to the Financial System Inquiry, the insurer said regulations around life insurance were ... [Published Super Review - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

AusSuper appoints deputy chair

AustralianSuper has appointed Dave Oliver as the new deputy chair after Paul Howes left in July.Oliver joined the fund's board in July 2007."Serving on the board of Australia's largest superannuation fund is a great responsibility because you are the ... [Published Super Review - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Consumers still satisfied with CBA

Australia's ‘Big Four' banks are lagging behind smaller financial institutions when it comes to consumer satisfaction a new report reveals.The Roy Morgan Research Consumer Banking Satisfaction Report July 2014 found the Commonwealth Banks of Australia ... [Published Super Review - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Longevity risk management “weak point”: Actuaries Institute

The Government needs to look into options to increase the uptake of incomes stream products including bringing in sensible default options for retirees moving into or already in the super drawdown phase.That was the Actuaries Institute's response to the ... [Published Super Review - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Frontier Advisors hires analyst

Investment advisory firm Frontier Advisors has announced the appointment of Ernst and Young's Melinda He as an analyst.He, who assisted superannuation funds with tax advice at Ernst and Young, will start her role at Frontier next month.The firm also announced ... [Published Super Review - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

legalsuper hunts for CIO

legalsuper has announced it is looking for applications for a chief investment officer (CIO) role.The CIO will work closely with the fund's investment committee, which includes two investment experts, David St. John and Neville Hathaway.The CIO will also ... [Published Super Review - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Caution urged on death benefits

Superannuation fund trustees have been cautioned against treating parents or guardians differently with respect to death benefit distributions to minor beneficiaries.Superannuation Complaints Tribunal (SCT) chair, Jocelyn Furlan has used the tribunal's ... [Published Super Review - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 25 2014 - 1 reports

NAB launches online portal for contributions

National Australia Bank (NAB) has launched a super clearing house in time for new SuperStream regulations that come into effect in November.The bank has introduced online portal NAB Super Pay, which is accessible to fund, employer and self-managed super ... [Published Super Review - Aug 25 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 2 reports

Median growth fund gains slightly: Morningstar

Australian superannuation funds showed small growth over July, with the median growth fund returning 1.4 per cent, according to the Morningstar Australian Superannuation Survey.Individual results varied from a high of 2.6 per cent to a low of 0.4 per ... [Published Super Review - Aug 19 2014]

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"Our research shows that there is a strong correlation between satisfaction with superannuation financial performance and the likelihood of switching funds."
"Fragmentation has meant Australia has not capitalised on cross-border opportunities where we have a comparative advantage" Brogden said
"Serving on the board of Australia's largest superannuation fund is a great responsibility because you are the custodian of the retirement savings of millions of Australian workers."
"While the FSI Interim Report noted that the Inquiry would investigate further Australia's life-underinsurance problem, what TAL is seeking are changes to help address underinsurance so that people can have the right amount of financial protection they need" TAL Group CEO Jim Minto said

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SMSF providing greatest super satisfaction [Published Super Review - 4 hours ago]
Australia needs a financial services agency: FSC [Published Super Review - Aug 28 2014]
AusSuper appoints deputy chair [Published Super Review - Aug 28 2014]
APRA unclear on union liaison officer status [Published Super Review - Aug 28 2014]
Regulation stifling life insurers: TAL [Published Super Review - Aug 28 2014]
Caution urged on death benefits [Published Super Review - Aug 26 2014]
Longevity risk management “weak point”: Actuari... [Published Super Review - Aug 26 2014]
legalsuper hunts for CIO [Published Super Review - Aug 26 2014]
Frontier Advisors hires analyst [Published Super Review - Aug 26 2014]
Consumers still satisfied with CBA [Published Super Review - Aug 26 2014]
NAB launches online portal for contributions [Published Super Review - Aug 25 2014]
AMP claims retail super leadership [Published Super Review - Aug 21 2014]
Super funds show growth in July: Chant West [Published Super Review - Aug 21 2014]
Energy Super appoints Townsville financial adviser [Published Super Review - Aug 21 2014]
McGuinness to depart Auscoal [Published Super Review - Aug 21 2014]
SuperStream goes live for first group [Published Super Review - Aug 21 2014]
APRA issues conglomerates guidance [Published Super Review - Aug 19 2014]
White collars beating average life expectancy [Published Super Review - Aug 19 2014]
Cost issue not central to super system [Published Super Review - Aug 19 2014]
Retail funds dominate on investment and insuran... [Published Super Review - Aug 19 2014]
Median growth fund gains slightly: Morningstar [Published Super Review - Aug 19 2014]
Aussie fund managers on par in July [Published Super Review - Aug 19 2014]
Reforms hinder super after-tax strategies [Published Super Review - Aug 14 2014]
GBST delivers live contributions [Published Super Review - Aug 14 2014]
Super funds urged to move away from growth assets [Published Super Review - Aug 14 2014]
Portfolio disclosure adds nothing for fund members [Published Super Review - Aug 14 2014]
Super funds hamstrung within tax treaties [Published Super Review - Aug 14 2014]
Northern Trust makes Asia-Pacific appointment [Published Super Review - Aug 12 2014]
T. Rowe Price and FEAL launch leadership program [Published Super Review - Aug 12 2014]
Post-retirement plans going unfulfilled [Published Super Review - Aug 12 2014]
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