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Senate Committee endorses Superannuation Objective Bill

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  WEDNESDAY, 3 APR 2024
... young people don't experience higher tax obligations to fund the Age Pension. The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) praised the Bill for enshrining "fundamental principles" of superannuation, ensuring it benefits workers. However, some feedback ...

AFCA flags legal uncertainty on SMSF wholesale test

KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 28 MAR 2024
Financial advisers must be mindful of the "legal uncertainty" that exists when applying the appropriate wholesale test on self-managed super funds (SMSF), according to the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA). AFCA senior ombudsman Alex ...

Calls for fresh 5% hike to minimum wage

ELIZA BAVIN  |  TUESDAY, 26 MAR 2024
The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) will seek another 5% increase in the minimum and award wages as part of its submission to the Annual Wage Review. Each year, the Fair Work Commission hears from unions, employers, and governments before ...

AustralianSuper's move to boost productivity by up to 30%

ELIZA BAVIN  |  WEDNESDAY, 20 MAR 2024
AustralianSuper announced it would be one of 600 companies globally to participate in the Copilot for Microsoft 365 Early Access Program (EAP). AustralianSuper's chief technology officer Mike Backeberg said the move to introduce artificial intelligence ...

Mayfair 101 regains control of assets, liquidators abandon claims

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  MONDAY, 18 MAR 2024
The terms of a $44 million legal settlement reached between Mayfair 101, James Mawhinney and the liquidators of IPO Wealth Holdings have been released to the public. In July 2022, Mayfair 101, its managing director James Mawhinney, and the liquidators ...

Advised investors spurring SMSF rebound

ELIZA BAVIN  |  MONDAY, 18 MAR 2024
Uncertain market conditions in 2023 spurred a rebound in the number of self-managed super funds (SMSFs) seeking financial advice. According to new research from AUSIEX, new SMSF account openings were driven by advised clients as the number of self-directed ...

Half of super funds to close in coming decade: Mercer

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  FRIDAY, 15 MAR 2024
The total number of superannuation funds in Australia will halve over the next decade, says Mercer. In its inaugural Shaping Super report, Mercer predicts the number of super funds in Australia will decline by another 30% over the next five years and ...

Retirement saving, investing daunting for women: Surveys

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 8 MAR 2024
Women continue to lack confidence in how much they can save for retirement and ability to invest compared to men, new surveys reveal. Only 30% of women are happy with the amount in their super fund, a survey of 1000 super members led by the Australian ...

Large-cap equity funds continue underperformance: SPIVA

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 1 MAR 2024
Large-cap active equity fund managers turned in their second-worst year of underperformance as 77% failed to beat their benchmark, the latest SPIVA study shows. Aussie large-cap managers suffered their worst-performing period in 2023 - not since 2018 ...

Vanguard Super hits $1bn, soft launches pension product

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  WEDNESDAY, 28 FEB 2024
Vanguard Super has amassed $1 billion in funds under management in just over 12 months, while delivering the best-performing Lifecycle MySuper option of 2023 and quietly rolling out a retirement offering at half the cost of the incumbents'. Speaking ...