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Less than half of all super funds are gaining new members

ALEX DUNNIN  |  THURSDAY, 29 MAR 2018
APRA released its 2017 superannuation fund level statistics and it shows that of the 170 funds included in their report, less than half experienced growth in net new membership. Reinforcing the growing dominance of not-for-profit super funds, they accounted ...

Managed accounts climb to $57bn

ALEX DUNNIN  |  TUESDAY, 27 MAR 2018
The managed accounts sector climbed 46% last year to reach $57 billion by December 2017, according to the latest Institute of Managed Account Professionals market census. The results show that managed accounts are growing three times faster than other ...

Women-led super funds outperform again

ALEX DUNNIN  |  THURSDAY, 8 MAR 2018
Superannuation funds with significant levels of female leadership again outperformed funds dominated by men, and have increased their likelihood of doing so, Rainmaker research reveals. Rainmaker assessed 66 super funds to derive a W-index score and ...

Super FUM up 10pct to $2.3tn

ALEX DUNNIN  |  THURSDAY, 24 AUG 2017
Superannuation savings climbed 10% in 2016-17 to reach $2.3 trillion, with performance income accounting for almost all the flows, according to figures released by APRA this week. Within segments, not-for-profit (NFP) funds climbed 12% to $983 billion ...

Australia a nation changing fast: Census

ALEX DUNNIN  |  TUESDAY, 27 JUN 2017
The first snapshot results of the 2016 Census have been released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics and for the wealth management industry they paint a picture of a rapidly changing nation and marketplace. For starters, population growth is increasing. ...

Robo-advisers expected to meet fiduciary rule

ALEX DUNNIN  |  FRIDAY, 16 JUN 2017
Robo-advisers in the US will be subject to the same fiduciary obligations as regular human advisers, the US Securities and Exchange Commission has said. According to reports the new chairman of the SEC, Jay Clayton, is directing the SEC Division of ...

Queensland DB super liabilities tipped to fall 18pct

ALEX DUNNIN  |  THURSDAY, 15 JUN 2017
Queensland's public sector superannuation liability is expected to fall $7 billion over the next five years, and this is despite the state's defined benefit scheme surplus being partially repatriated. The figures were published in the Queensland Government ...

Australia ranks fifth for financial literacy

ALEX DUNNIN  |  THURSDAY, 25 MAY 2017
Australia's school education performance against global benchmarks in mathematics, reading and science may be falling but their financial literacy performance is strongly above average, ranking fifth from 15 countries. According to a statement released ...

Government bond issuance to fall 20pct

ALEX DUNNIN  |  WEDNESDAY, 10 MAY 2017
Australia's slowly improving Budget position should enable the Australian Office of Financial Management (AOFM) to reduce its annual borrowings next financial year by about 20%. According to a statement released by the AOFM today, with two months left ...

Government debt on its way to $606bn

ALEX DUNNIN  |  TUESDAY, 9 MAY 2017
Treasurer Scott Morrison's expansionary second budget, bankrolled by government receipts rising more than 6% per annum compared to expenditure rising by 4% per annum, sets Australia on the road towards a surplus by 2020 but one supported by record Commonwealth ...