Opinion – Super changes sharpen its purpose

27-May-2016|By Kelly O'Dwyer

The government is committed to ensuring Australia’s superannuation system is sustainable, flexible and has integrity. The objective of super, as recommended by the Financial System Inquiry, is “to provide income in retirement to subst.. Read More

Gender gap in financial stress self-analysis


Worrying about financial matters is a significant source of emotional and physical stress for women, but can be greatly alleviated by seeking financial advice, according to research from the Association of Financial .. Read More

Data quality vital to drive member engagement


Superannuation funds have been ‘hamstrung’ by not having access to intelligent data to better understand their members, which has significantly affected member engagement and retention, according to Empir.. Read More

AIA wellness program aims to boost retention


Life insurer AIA Australia has launched an executive wellness program for advisers off the back of its popular Vitality health and wellness product, which seeks to improve both advisers’ personal health and the.. Read More

Pengana uses blended approach to drive growth


Australian investors should remain calm in this era of market volatility and low growth rates, as they can achieve good investment outcomes through ‘quantamental’ integration, which combines fundamental r.. Read More

Weigh up big data use for better results


Fund managers and financial advisers must take a balanced view of how significant and valuable the use of big data can be for their operations so they properly benefit from this type of information, a senior internat.. Read More

Quality of robo-advice must be protected


Over-regulation and unnecessary red tape could ultimately be harmful to the evolution of robo-advice in Australia, according to Stockspot chief executive Chris Brycki. Speaking with financialobserver, Brycki ou.. Read More

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