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Celebrating women in financial services
STAFF WRITER  |  MONDAY, 8 MAR 2021
According to recent data from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency, women hold 14.6% of chair positions, 28.1% of directorships and represent 18.3% of chief executives and 32.5% of key management personnel. Perhaps most concerning of all, only 0.4% ...
Fidante strikes new partnership
KANIKA SOOD  |  FRIDAY, 5 MAR 2021
Challenger's multi-boutique business has partnered with a Japanese asset management giant in a two-way relationship. Nomura Asset Management, which has over $500 billion in assets under management, will support Fidante's Japanese ambitions. Fidante ...
Mercer joins net-zero club
ELIZA BAVIN  |  WEDNESDAY, 3 MAR 2021
Mercer Australia has committed to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 for its Australian funds and the Mercer-managed investment options within Mercer Super. This represents a combined $36.4 billion in assets under management as at 31 December ...
Equipsuper in another merger
KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 2 MAR 2021
Equipsuper has kicked off another successor fund transfer with an 83-year-old corporate superannuation fund that has more than $680 million of assets. BOC Super will merge into the $16 billion superannuation fund after its trustee determined that the ...
Aware Super eyes another merger
JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  TUESDAY, 2 MAR 2021
Aware Super is exploring the possibility of merging with a 63-year-old industry superannuation fund. Aware Super has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Victorian Independent Schools Superannuation Fund (VISSF), looking into whether a merger ...
Challenger names chief financial officer
ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  MONDAY, 1 MAR 2021
A former BT Life Insurance head of product and sales has taken on the role, following the resignation of Andrew Tobin last year . Rachel Grimes spent over 20 years at Westpac in several senior finance roles including director of mergers and acquisitions ...
Aware Super rejigs MySuper option
KANIKA SOOD  |  FRIDAY, 26 FEB 2021
The $140 billion superannuation fund is changing its MySuper lifecycle option from two stages to 11. About 85% of Aware Super's accumulation members are in the MySuper lifecycle option. It was one of the first superannuation funds to move its default ...
ACCC merger reforms may impact super industry
ELIZA BAVIN  |  FRIDAY, 26 FEB 2021
The competition watchdog has accelerated merger activity in the superannuation sector in its sights as it becomes increasingly concerned about lack of competition in financial services. Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) chair Rod ...
Government fund names new chief executive
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  WEDNESDAY, 24 FEB 2021
A $2.3 billion government fund has announced that its chief executive of 13 years is departing, with a replacement from a merging industry fund stepping into the role. Michelle Wade has resigned from AvSuper after 13 years leading the fund. She will ...
Public sector super satisfaction rises
ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  WEDNESDAY, 24 FEB 2021
Public sector superannuation fund members have come out as the most satisfied across all sectors, according to new research. Roy Morgan's latest Superannuation Satisfaction Report revealed member satisfaction in public sector funds reached a high ...
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