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First Home Saver proposal a winner

ALEX DUNNIN  |  TUESDAY, 6 NOV 2007
The proposal by Opposition Leader Kevin Rudd for a "super style" savings scheme to help first home buyers save for a home has drawn strong support from the superannuation industry already champing at the bit to get involved. The proposal works by letting ...

Industry fund ads off target?

CHRIS NICHOLLS  |  TUESDAY, 25 SEP 2007
Industry superannuation funds need to focus more on member communication, education and online presence, not scaremongering by focussing on fees, according to Vanessa Stoykov, chief executive of marketing, media and communications group Evolution Media. ...

Public companies should learn from private equity

ALEX DUNNIN  |  THURSDAY, 7 JUN 2007
Public companies could emulate the perceived success of private equity if their boards were allowed to be more independent and they were empowered to manage companies more actively, including using more leverage. "Industry wide outcomes are mixed, but ...

Use super for national interests: Weaven

Industry funds management chair Garry Weaven has called on the government to harness the superannuation system to offset costs relating to climate change, infrastructure and the retirement needs of an ageing population. In an address to the National ...

Unionised workers only half all industry fund members

ALEX DUNNIN  |  WEDNESDAY, 4 APR 2007
New research shows that industry funds are winning post-super choice, despite the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reporting that the proportion of private sector workers belonging to a union is only 15 per cent. According to the ABS, less than ...

Advice already in client's best interest: FPA

ALEX DUNNIN  |  MONDAY, 12 MAR 2007
Financial advice must take into account the individual client's needs and circumstances and all conflicts must be disclosed, said Financial Planning Association (FPA) chief executive officer Jo-Anne Bloch. "Firstly, the Corporations Act already requires ...

ASIC should adopt dollar-base performance metrics: ISN

HAMISH MADDEN  |  TUESDAY, 28 NOV 2006
The Industry Super Network (ISN) has called on the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) to cut through incessant debates about how we measure super fund performance by adopting a 'net benefit to member' (NMTM) model focusing on the ...

Compare the pair: Weaven vs Lambert

Journalist and moderator Bob Gottliebsen called it "the main event" of this year's Financial Planning Association (FPA) conference and the attendees weren't disappointed as Industry Fund Services (IFS) chair, Garry Weaven, and Count Financial chair ...

Slow tech roll-outs putting off tech-savvy Gen Y

HAMISH MADDEN  |  TUESDAY, 17 OCT 2006
A workplace planning and culture specialist has found that the slow implementation of new communications technologies by financial services providers is impeding staff performance and damaging employee attraction and retention, particularly for tech-savvy ...

Australians clueless on super

The raft of education campaigns around superannuation are yet to make their impact on consumers after a new study found that 60 per cent of Australians don't know how much fees they pay on their super while 16 per cent couldn't name their own super ...