Super fighting a war on three fronts: KPMG
HARRISON WORLEY  |  THURSDAY, 2 APR 2020
Australia's superannuation sector is fighting a war on three different fronts, as the economic fallout of COVID-19 continues to bite.
Super funds must prioritise liquidity: Regulators
HARRISON WORLEY  |  WEDNESDAY, 1 APR 2020
The superannuation sector has been told in no uncertain terms how it should deal with the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, with ASIC and APRA directing super funds to prioritise liquidity.
PMIF sees premiums rise for first time in 12 years
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  WEDNESDAY, 1 APR 2020
The $30 billion industry fund for emergency services workers has had to increase its insurance premiums for the first time in 12 years as a result of the Putting Members Interests First legislation.
Super funds asked to model early release impact
KANIKA SOOD  |  TUESDAY, 31 MAR 2020
APRA has asked superannuation funds to submit their in-house modelling on the magnitude of impact they are expecting from the Federal Government's special allowance for early release from superannuation.
Chant West sale hits roadblock
KANIKA SOOD  |  TUESDAY, 31 MAR 2020
Zenith Investment Partners wants to reverse out of its planned $12 million purchase of Chant West's superannuation business, saying the latter has been materially affected since February, but Chant West is digging its heels in.
Statewide revises down investment objectives, ups fees
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  TUESDAY, 31 MAR 2020
The $10 billion industry superannuation fund has issued a notice to members detailing changes to investment fees, admin fees, insurance premiums and investment objectives.
Super funds' dirty, poor performing stocks revealed
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  TUESDAY, 31 MAR 2020
New research has revealed the 22 ASX 300 companies - many of which super funds have exposure to - that are polluters and haven't performed well this year.
Hume calls for diversity in super fund mergers
HARRISON WORLEY  |  TUESDAY, 31 MAR 2020
Senator Jane Hume has denounced mergers between super funds with similar membership bases, saying concentrated memberships can make funds weak and smaller funds should look to emulate the likes of AustralianSuper and Sunsuper.
ATO to verify early release requests
ELIZA BAVIN  |  TUESDAY, 31 MAR 2020
Senator Jane Hume has confirmed the Australian Taxation Office will be responsible for verifying early release super requests.
Early access nightmare for administrators
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  MONDAY, 30 MAR 2020
The government's plan to allow early access to super for those who have lost jobs and livelihoods as a result of COVID-19 is an enormous hurdle with a strict deadline - one that administrators admit they might struggle to meet.
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