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APRA leaves door open for benchmark tweaks

KANIKA SOOD  |  WEDNESDAY, 1 SEP 2021
APRA general manager superannuation Katrina Ellis says the regulator is open to finding better benchmarks, especially for unlisted assets, in both its heatmaps and Your Future, Your Super performance test.

Forrest pitches a green Fortescue to super funds

STAFF WRITER  |  WEDNESDAY, 1 SEP 2021
In his keynote address at the AIST's investment conference, Andrew Forrest said Fortescue is ready to go green by 2030 and it's the best opportunity for super funds to get exposure to green hydrogen.

Cbus, Media Super sign SFT deed

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  WEDNESDAY, 1 SEP 2021
The two industry super funds have progressed their plans to merge, officially signing a successor fund transfer deed.

Greater scrutiny of choice products needed: Scheerlinck

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  TUESDAY, 31 AUG 2021
On the opening day of its annual ASI Conference, and in light of the APRA performance test results, the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees' Eva Scheerlinck has expressed concern about the number of Australians that remain unaware their super ...

Communicate risk, defensiveness differently: Panel

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  TUESDAY, 31 AUG 2021
Funds will have to shift the way they communicate risk to members and rethink portfolios as the outlook for defensive assets changes in the coming years.

HESTA defines perfect merger partner

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  TUESDAY, 31 AUG 2021
For any super funds eyeing the $64 billion industry fund as a potential merger partner, its chief investment officer has outlined the criteria they'd have to meet.

Mergers don't always lead to scale benefits: Barry

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  TUESDAY, 31 AUG 2021
There is a misunderstanding that superannuation fund mergers will automatically lead to scale benefits for members, according to Spirit Super's chief investment officer.

Rest streamlines asset classes

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  TUESDAY, 31 AUG 2021
In a move to better align itself to the Your Future, Your Super benchmarks, the $62 billion industry superannuation fund is changing the way it categorises its investment options, shifting from 11 asset classes to seven 'mega asset classes'.

CFS drops admin fees on FirstChoice Employer Super

KANIKA SOOD  |  TUESDAY, 31 AUG 2021
Colonial First State yesterday said it will drop the administration fees on its FirstChoice Employer Super products from, ahead of the Your Future, Your Super test results today.

Results out: 13 funds fail YFYS performance test

KANIKA SOOD  |  TUESDAY, 31 AUG 2021
Big names like Colonial First State's FirstChoice, BT Super and Christian Super are among the 13 superannuation funds that failed APRA's inaugural performance test.