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Funds will have to guide members on SRM, LTRM

KANIKA SOOD  |  THURSDAY, 2 SEP 2021
Can consumers, even informed ones, tell the difference between standard risk measure (SRM) and long-term risk measure (LTRM) labels?

Time to weed out dud funds: Delaney

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  THURSDAY, 2 SEP 2021
AustralianSuper chief investment officer Mark Delaney told the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) ASI 2021 conference while Your Future, Your Super is imperfect, poor performing super funds need to be weeded out.

New investment model for affordable housing proposed

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  THURSDAY, 2 SEP 2021
Super funds may be able to access an income stream from the federal government for investments in affordable housing under a new scheme, the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) ASI 2021 conference has heard.

Why are YFYS test scores a secret?

KANIKA SOOD  |  THURSDAY, 2 SEP 2021
At the AIST's annual investment conference, APRA general manager superannuation Katrina Ellis was asked if the regulator is keen on transparency, why it didn't publish the quantum by which MySuper products passed or failed the inaugural YFYS test.

Aware Super to offload farm assets

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  THURSDAY, 2 SEP 2021
The $140 billion super fund is readying to sell a significant agriculture portfolio, comprising cropping assets and water entitlements in Victoria.

How YFYS test will change currency investments

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  THURSDAY, 2 SEP 2021
A panel at the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) ASI 2021 conference has discussed how the Your Future, Your Super test and ESG will change funds' approaches to currency.

Short-termism damaging climate outcomes

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  WEDNESDAY, 1 SEP 2021
Despite responsible investing becoming the new normal, a panel of experts have argued that short-term thinking is allowing companies to get away with actions that are out of line with action on climate change.

ABPs alone won't meet retirement income covenant: Knox

KANIKA SOOD  |  WEDNESDAY, 1 SEP 2021
Mercer's David Knox says super funds won't be able to meet the Retirement Income Covenant's requirements via account-based pensions alone and will have to look at other solutions.

How will members respond to the YFYS test results?

KANIKA SOOD  |  WEDNESDAY, 1 SEP 2021
Queensland University of Technology senior lecturer, Elisabeth Sinnewe, says some members may be lulled into a bad choice, about superannuation when they read the performance test results.

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.