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The secret to looking good in the media: Panel

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  WEDNESDAY, 19 MAY 2021
A panel at the Conference of Major Superannuation Funds dove into the issue of reputation and the risk of being tarnished in the media, discussing how to make nice with journalists.

Labor to push for YFYS stapling amendments

KANIKA SOOD  |  WEDNESDAY, 19 MAY 2021
Stapling is expected to be the thorn in the Liberals' side when the Your Future, Your Super bill hits parliament next week, as shadow treasurer Stephen Jones digs his heels in on the start date and exclusions for members in hazardous occupations.

Super funds under $30bn should merge: APRA

KANIKA SOOD  |  WEDNESDAY, 19 MAY 2021
APRA deputy chair Helen Rowell says the regulator agrees with the industry view that funds under $30 billion in assets should merge.

Raw truth on merger process: Panel

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  WEDNESDAY, 19 MAY 2021
With consolidation in the superannuation industry not slowing down, some of those who've been through a merger have revealed the anxiety, job losses and workload involved.

Stapling will benefit Hostplus: David Elia

KANIKA SOOD  |  WEDNESDAY, 19 MAY 2021
Hostplus chief executive David Elia said the government's stapling proposal would be good for the industry fund even if it may not be the right thing, at the Conference of Major Superannuation Funds this morning.

Aged care workers depended on ERS: Research

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 19 MAY 2021
Aged care employees relied more on the early release of superannuation (ERS) scheme compared to other workers health and community services sectors, research from HESTA reveals.

Budget no cure for hangover from last one

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  WEDNESDAY, 19 MAY 2021
An Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees policy expert has laid out just how much work super funds have ahead of them in dealing with the last two federal budgets.

Trustee of the Year announced

KANIKA SOOD  |  TUESDAY, 18 MAY 2021
A well-known financial adviser and superannuation trustee has been named trustee of the year by the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees.

Prince urges funds to join sustainability initiative

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  TUESDAY, 18 MAY 2021
Addressing the annual Conference of Major Superannuation Funds, the Prince of Wales has asked Australia's super funds to get involved in his Sustainable Markets Initiative.

Aussies regret ERS withdrawals: AIST poll

KANIKA SOOD  |  TUESDAY, 18 MAY 2021
Nearly seven in 10 Australians who dipped into their superannuation during COVID-19 are concerned the decision has made them less financially secure, according to a poll from the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees.