Growth funds off to flat start for 2017

20-Feb-2017

Flat results recorded by the median growth superannuation funds in January were not surprising given the industry’s strong finish to 2016, according to research firm Chant West. The latest group statistics.. Read More

Growth funds off to flat start for 2017

20-Feb-2017

Flat results recorded by the median growth superannuation funds in January were not surprising given the industry’s strong finish to 2016, according to research firm Chant West. The latest group statistics.. Read More

Member engagement a priority as costs rise

17-Feb-2017

Superannuation funds continue to invest in areas that enhance member engagement such as education, advice services and data analytics, according to a Rice Warner survey. The group’s sixth Superannuation Ex.. Read More

Fraser proposes code to replace board quota

17-Feb-2017

A report from former Reserve Bank of Australia governor Bernie Fraser has recommended industry superannuation funds comply with a mandatory governance code as an alternative to government proposals to mandate one-thi.. Read More

Introspection needed for super progress

16-Feb-2017

The superannuation sector was “its own worst enemy” and constant criticism and reassessment of industry participants was necessary to ensure consumers’ best interests were being met, according to th.. Read More

Call for ATO to return unclaimed super

14-Feb-2017

The Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) has urged the government to return unclaimed superannuation funds that are currently caught up in legislated threshold transfers to their rightful owners. .. Read More

Subsidiary super objectives not needed

09-Feb-2017

AustralianSuper has criticised subsidiary objectives of the super system added in the latest draft of the government’s Superannuation (Objective) Bill 2016, saying they unnecessarily complicate the legislation .. Read More

Majority of Australians to retire comfortably

07-Feb-2017

More than half of Australian households expected to have enough for a comfortable retirement if they combined their superannuation savings, personal assets and the age pension, according to a new study by Commonwealt.. Read More

Groups at odds over super objective

07-Feb-2017

Industry stakeholders traded blows over the level of federal government support that should be allotted to superannuation versus the age pension at a hearing yesterday about the effectiveness of the government’.. Read More

Tax relief crucial for super efficiency

06-Feb-2017

The early payment of tax should not be an impediment to mergers between superannuation funds and the superannuation industry should lobby the government for permanent relief, according to KPMG. Speaking to finan.. Read More

Slattery to leave SMSF body in May

03-Feb-2017

Andrea Slattery has resigned as chief executive of peak self-managed superannuation body the SMSF Association, although she will continue as a non-executive director. Slattery will be succeeded by International .. Read More