Members wear the cost of risk-profile errors


Superannuation fund members are missing out on hundreds of thousands of dollars in retirement savings by having their account set to the wrong investment option for their circumstances and stage of life, according to.. Read More

Sunsuper tops SuperRatings award wins


Sunsuper has taken out this year’s fund and pension of the year award at the annual Lonsec and SuperRatings Fund of the Year awards. SuperRatings chief executive Kirby Rappell said the awards were about re.. Read More

Tailored advice best for aged care


The best way to achieve superior practice funding solutions for retirement village residents was through bespoke products, according to Aged Care Specialists director Greg Roberts. The ageing population, along .. Read More

Retail, industry funds clash over reforms


The stoush between industry and retail superannuation funds came to the fore yesterday at a series of Senate hearings scrutinising the federal government’s super reform bills, with the Financial Services Counci.. Read More

Super fund inflation targets inaccurate


While retirees have good reason to be wary of rising inflation, it’s worth asking how they measure that because the standard measure of inflation is potentially misleading, according to independent retirement a.. Read More

More seniors turning to advisers


New research from National Seniors Australia and Challenger has shown that more senior Australians are turning to financial advisers for reliable information about retirement goals. Six out of 10 seniors now se.. Read More

Banks lead the way in fat cat funds


The 2017 Stockspot Fat Cat Funds report has highlighted the link between high fees and poor long-term performance when it comes to superannuation funds, naming bank-owned funds as the worst performers. The indep.. Read More

Marketing tricks lure members to worse funds


Technological marketing gimmicks and banking relationships are being used to lure customers to switch to poorer performing superannuation funds, according to a Rice Warner report. The study, which was commission.. Read More

Extend SG to ensure better retirement savings


The superannuation guarantee (SG) should be extended to self-employed people as the rise of the gig economy could see the workers of the future miss out on hundreds of thousands of dollars in retirement savings, acco.. Read More

Investors value security over performance


Australian investors value capital security over performance yet have expectations of annual returns of 9.6 per cent above inflation, according to the 2017 Natixis Global Asset Management Survey. The survey, wh.. Read More

Disclosure rules create investor confusion


New research from superannuation ratings agency SuperRatings has confirmed that new fee and cost disclosure rules for super funds create risks for investors and are flawed. In a report commissioned by Industry .. Read More

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