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Super fund launches new options
KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 15 JUL 2019
A $1.5 billion superannuation fund has introduced new ethical options for its 27,000 members. Christian Super, which is a founding signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment, has launched two new options: Ethical Growth ...
Government reduces deeming rates
KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 15 JUL 2019
The Federal Government has announced changes to deeming rates, a move welcomed by over 600,000 age pensioners. The Department of Human Services (DHS) will backdate deeming rates from 1 July 2019. The lower deemed rate will drop from 1.75% to 1% ...
APRA sticks to rigid member outcomes deadline
KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 12 JUL 2019
The prudential regulator has set high expectations for trustees to meet the inaugural annual outcomes assessment, which is less than six months away. While consultation for prudential standard Strategic Planning and Member Outcomes (SPS 515) is ...
Advisers struggle with untapped SMSF market
KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 12 JUL 2019
The demand for self-managed superannuation fund advice has stagnated over the last decade, while overall satisfaction with financial planners has declined to a seven-year low. This is according to Vanguard and Investment Trends' March 2019 SMSF ...
Beyond the China A shares hype
KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 12 JUL 2019
As major indices increasingly broaden accessibility to Chinese equities, one emerging markets specialist argues investing in the country goes beyond index inclusion. The landmark move by MSCI last year opened the floodgates to the ...
NEOS upgrades super product
KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 11 JUL 2019
Enhancements to NEOS Life's superannuation product Super Plan are helping customers apply for cover in a fraction of the time. When applying for the risk-only superannuation product, a customer's identity is validated and automatically matched with ...
ESG options outperform in the short term: Research
KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 11 JUL 2019
Investment options managed according to socially responsible, ethical or sustainability principles tend to outperform in the short-term, new superannuation research shows. Rainmaker's latest Roundup report, which analysed 139 multi-manager ...
Increasing SG costly for middle Australia: Grattan
KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 10 JUL 2019
Lifting the Superannuation Guarantee will make middle-income earners poorer over their entire lifetime, new Grattan Institute research shows. Raising the SG from 9.5% to 12% would see a 30-year-old worker fork out $30,000 over their lifetime ...
Aussie HNWIs slip down global rankings
KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 10 JUL 2019
Australia's high-net-worth population slumped in the rankings of a global wealth study as millionaires shifted their portfolio to cash amid share market uncertainty. According to Capgemini's annual World Wealth Report, the number of ...
MySuper lacks risk and return correlation: Research
KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 9 JUL 2019
New research suggests investment objectives of superannuation funds should be assessed on their own merit as the level of risk does not always directly link to returns. Rainmaker's inaugural RMetrics MySuper report took a deep dive into the ...
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