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Members less likely to switch from workplace funds

ALEX DUNNIN  |  THURSDAY, 28 MAY 2015
Members are two thirds more likely to switch their personal super funds than their workplace super fund, explaining why retail wealth groups are ramping up their political campaign to decouple superannuation from industrial awards. Roy Morgan has just ...

Widen access to PLS, say cross-bench senators

ALEX DUNNIN  |  WEDNESDAY, 27 MAY 2015
Senators Jacqui Lambie, Glenn Lazarus, Ricky Muir and Nick Xenophon have called on the government and opposition to back legislation to broaden access to the Pension Loan Scheme (PLS). The PLS, established by the Hawke government in 1983, is a reverse ...

Fight profit shifting, ACTU tells industry funds

ALEX DUNNIN  |  WEDNESDAY, 27 MAY 2015
Union appointed industry super fund trustees should use their board influence to treat profit shifting by multi-national companies as a corporate governance issue and also promote infrastructure investment, delegates at the 2015 ACTU Congress were told ...

ACCC approves Federations Centres and Novion merger

ALEX DUNNIN  |  THURSDAY, 21 MAY 2015
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) will not oppose Federation Centres' proposed acquisition of Novion Property Group, paving the way for the new combined group to become a major player in Australia's highly concentrated institutional ...

Plan sponsors have fiduciary obligations: SCOTUS

ALEX DUNNIN  |  THURSDAY, 21 MAY 2015
In a case that is expected to send shock waves through the US workplace superannuation market, the US Supreme Court has agreed that 401(k) sponsors have a fiduciary obligation to not just monitor their funds but remove underperforming or excessively ...

SEC and FINRA issue robo warning

ALEX DUNNIN  |  TUESDAY, 12 MAY 2015
The US Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) has issued a warning to investors regarding what it calls 'automated investment tools,' a group of web-based tools that include robo-advisers. The warning, prepared by the SEC's Office of Investor Education ...

Govt should support pensioner reverse mortgage access: CIS

ALEX DUNNIN  |  TUESDAY, 28 APR 2015
The family home should be brought into the pension income test by requiring home-owning pensioners to take out a reverse mortgage, says the Centre for Independent Studies (CIS) in a new report. While it's unlikely the government will take the advice ...

Volcker Alliance proposes new US regulator system

ALEX DUNNIN  |  MONDAY, 27 APR 2015
Six years after US financial regulatory mismanagement triggered the GFC, US policy makers are still debating how the US regulatory system should be restructured. The Volcker Alliance, a non-partisan regulatory think tank comprising former senior regulators ...

ALP outlines superannuation tax policy

ALEX DUNNIN  |  WEDNESDAY, 22 APR 2015
The federal ALP opposition has outlined a change to their superannuation tax policy that they estimate could save $1.4 billion per year and help rebalance superannuation. The policy was outlined by shadow Treasury spokesperson Chris Bowen who said it ...

No changes to neg gearing, super in Budget

ALEX DUNNIN  |  TUESDAY, 21 APR 2015
Just three weeks out from the Abbott government's second budget, the Prime Minister and Assistant Treasurer have said there will be no changes to tax policy regarding negative gearing or superannuation. On speculation that the government might act to ...