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Report reveals superficiality of ESG pledges

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  TUESDAY, 9 JUN 2020
A new report has revealed a number of superannuation funds, including AustralianSuper, voted down shareholder resolutions on climate change despite signing up to the Investor Group on Climate Change. The Australian Centre for Corporate Responsibility ...

Super consolidation to slash 60% of funds

HARRISON WORLEY  |  TUESDAY, 9 JUN 2020
Within the next decade, the number of superannuation funds serving Australians will drop by 60%, according to a new KPMG report. New KPMG research shows the 217 APRA-regulated superannuation funds will shrink to 138 within the next five years, with ...

Asgard, Future Super shamed on ERS

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  THURSDAY, 4 JUN 2020
At a hearing of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics that was supposed to focus on ME Bank's recent troubles, the super funds performing poorly in terms of early release copped surprise criticism. APRA had advised that early ...

IFM Investors hits back at MP demanding probe

KANIKA SOOD  |  THURSDAY, 4 JUN 2020
Greg Combet has written to Standing Economics Committee chair Tim Wilson, rejecting the latter's claims of a conflict of interest in IFM's business and the demand for an APRA investigation into industry funds. Last month, Wilson wrote to APRA asking ...

Super escapes COVID-19 hit

HARRISON WORLEY  |  WEDNESDAY, 27 MAY 2020
Latest data from APRA shows that the superannuation sector has withstood the worst of the COVID-19 financial crisis, falling just 0.3% in a year while bolstering cash reserves. The prudential regulator's latest quarterly superannuation statistics ...

Australia only needs 15 super funds: Consultant

HARRISON WORLEY  |  TUESDAY, 26 MAY 2020
... industry funds, and the median operating cost for an industry fund is approximately half of the median cost for a retail fund," Chhikara said. While industry funds have consistently delivered better net returns for members, more than half of them are ...

Industry funds pulled back to the pack

HARRISON WORLEY  |  TUESDAY, 19 MAY 2020
New research predicts industry funds are no longer set to dominate the superannuation industry, as COVID-19 changes the race to the top. KPMG's latest Super Insights report shows industry super funds are no longer on track to takeover SMSFs as the biggest ...

APRA releases latest ERS data

ELIZA BAVIN  |  MONDAY, 18 MAY 2020
APRA has released the newest ERS statistics for the week ending May 10, revealing funds have slipped in meeting the five-day deadline. The weekly report shows 94% of funds paid applications within five business days, down from 96% the previous week. ...

Few funds immune to ERS

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  THURSDAY, 14 MAY 2020
Fears super funds with memberships concentrated in the industries hit hardest by the COVID-19 shutdown would feel the pain of early release more are proving largely unfounded, with funds of all kinds seeing withdrawals. While much speculation surrounded ...

Death of dividends greatly exaggerated: Epoch

ELIZA BAVIN  |  TUESDAY, 12 MAY 2020
In the midst of Australian companies cutting dividends due to the effects of COVID-19, Epoch Investment Partners says investors can still generate dividend income from offshore. Damien McIntyre, chief executive of GSFM, the distributor of Epoch's ...