Publication: Super Review

First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated 14 hours ago - 1 reports

Pension changes must consider social security: SPAA

Graeme ColleyThe SMSF Professionals’ Association of Australia (SPAA) has called on the Government to conduct more rigorous accounting regarding the cost that a pension age rise would have on other social security claims.It says while there has been much ... [Published Super Review - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated 17 hours ago - 1 reports

Even happy fund members consider SMSFs

Most people working in the superannuation sector are happy with their existing superannuation fund, but that hasn’t stopped more than a third of them considering establishing a self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF).The key finding has been revealed ... [Published Super Review - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated 23 hours ago - 1 reports

Super returns stay in double-digits

Warren ChantSuperannuation funds are on track to finish the current financial year in double-digit territory, according to the latest data from Chant West.The data, released today, revealed that the median growth fund had gained 1 per cent in March and ... [Published Super Review - Apr 22 2014]
Entities: Fiscal Year, Inflation
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 1 reports

Operational challenges increase as regulation rise

A BNP Paribas report reveals efficient administration and custody of assets could be a source of competitive advantage for Australian asset owners and managers, with rising regulation and the need for cost reduction and more data and analytics contin ... [Published Super Review - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 1 reports

Remove work test, say accountants

Andrew ConwayThe Federal Government has again been urged to remove the work test for those aged over 65 and who wish to make superannuation contributions.The call has come from the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) with its chief executive, Andrew ... [Published Super Review - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

ISA wants further super policy changes

Industry Super Australia (ISA) has called on the Government to review several aspects of superannuation policy to better cater for the country’s ageing population.A review of superannuation tax concessions, pension means testing and work continuance incentives ... [Published Super Review - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 2 reports

Online tools key to richer retirement

Every dollar of lost super found or saved on unnecessary fees is worth seven times more in future retirement savings, according to the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA).The research found every dollar put into superannuation before ... [Published Super Review - Apr 17 2014]
Entities: Australia
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Funds, growth assets see gloomy first quarter

Median funds returned only 0.9 per cent over the first quarter of 2014, making it a subdued three months for Australian superannuation funds.The Morningstar Australian Superannuation Survey showed individual results varied between a high 1.7 per cent ... [Published Super Review - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

FSC again challenges FWC default funds review (1)

John BrogdenThe Fair Work Commission’s (FWC’s) review of default funds under modern awards has again been called into question, with the Financial Services Council (FSC) calling for a halt to the process until the FWC rectifies issues with its expert ... [Published Super Review - Apr 17 2014]
Entities: John Brogden, Appointed
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

UniSuper invests $100m in green bonds

UniSuper has announced it is the lead investor in the World Bank's first green bond issue into the Australian market.The fund, which has $40 billion in net funds under management, will invest $100 million into the green bonds to promote the green credentials ... [Published Super Review - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Investing in Responsibility Conference

Event background:Delivered in Europe since 2010, the first Australian conference was delivered in September 2013, attracting a diverse audience of 120 attendees from Super Funds, Asset Managers, Listed Equities, and Investment Consultants.The 2014 conference ... [Published Super Review - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Is partnership the key to a ‘super’ post-retirement solution?

With Australian superannuation funds increasingly examining the need to retain their members after they have retired and entered the “de-accumulation phase”, only one or two have begun offering genuine post-retirement options to their members.The reason ... [Published Super Review - Apr 16 2014]

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"Since the GFC low point at the end of February 2009, growth funds have now advanced 66 per cent," he said. "So not only have they recovered all their GFC losses, but they now stand 22 per cent above their pre-GFC high reached at the end of October 2"
...Australians to contribute to their superannuation fund irrespective of whether they are gainfully employed and irrespective of their age," he said. "A change needs to happen to allow Australians who are 65 years and over and who are not working to contribute to superannuation in situations where they are currently unable to do so."
"Most respondents also reported an increased need for custom reporting, largely due to the different consumers of information they are beholden to — ie, both internal (investment teams, operations, CEO, etc) and external (regulators) parties" said Baker
"UniSuper is now including green bonds in the SR Balanced option as part of refining its SR approach and to also better satisfy member expectations" Williams said

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Super returns stay in double-digits [Published Super Review - Apr 22 2014]
Remove work test, say accountants [Published Super Review - Apr 22 2014]
Operational challenges increase as regulation rise [Published Super Review - Apr 22 2014]
Pension changes must consider social security: ... [Published Super Review - Apr 22 2014]
Even happy fund members consider SMSFs [Published Super Review - Apr 22 2014]
Funds, growth assets see gloomy first quarter [Published Super Review - Apr 17 2014]
Online tools key to richer retirement [Published Super Review - Apr 17 2014]
Age pension changes show need for super savings [Published Super Review - Apr 17 2014]
FSC again challenges FWC default funds review (1) [Published Super Review - Apr 17 2014]
ISA wants further super policy changes [Published Super Review - Apr 17 2014]
UniSuper invests $100m in green bonds [Published Super Review - Apr 17 2014]
Investing in Responsibility Conference [Published Super Review - Apr 16 2014]
Is partnership the key to a ‘super’ post-retire... [Published Super Review - Apr 16 2014]
Liquidity a key to delivering post-retirement p... [Published Super Review - Apr 15 2014]
AVCAL urges SIV program expansion [Published Super Review - Apr 15 2014]
Australian ETF investors get defensive in March [Published Super Review - Apr 15 2014]
Super interest climbs but retirement planning lags [Published Super Review - Apr 15 2014]
SPAA backs ASIC’s tougher stance on advisers [Published Super Review - Apr 15 2014]
ASFA backs FSI action on post-retirement [Published Super Review - Apr 15 2014]
FSI urged to focus on post-retirement [Published Super Review - Apr 15 2014]
Lift pension and super access ages, says FSC [Published Super Review - Apr 15 2014]
Returns from socially responsible investing jus... [Published Super Review - Apr 11 2014]
Another year of superannuation challenges [Published Super Review - Apr 11 2014]
Infrastructure investment attracts the attentio... [Published Super Review - Apr 11 2014]
Insurance in a MySuper world [Published Super Review - Apr 11 2014]
Room for equity in a tight Federal Budget [Published Super Review - Apr 11 2014]
Metlife’s Marc Lieberman looks back [Published Super Review - Apr 11 2014]
Super funds stick to fixed income allocations [Published Super Review - Apr 11 2014]
Flexible policy urged on post-retirement [Published Super Review - Apr 10 2014]
ATO yet to finalise contribution regime documen... [Published Super Review - Apr 10 2014]
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