ACCC close to approving tobacco-free certification
KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 31 DEC 2018
Non-profit organisation Tobacco Free Portfolios is pushing to trademark 'tobacco-free' with Australia's competition watchdog and for the benefit of investors.
Super funds edge towards a flat 2018
DARREN SNYDER  |  THURSDAY, 27 DEC 2018
The final quarter of calendar year 2018 started in horrible fashion for Australia's superannuation funds as about $22 billion was wiped from MySuper returns since January. However, some funds were able to manage the downside well.
Super funds wield bank remuneration stick
DARREN SNYDER  |  FRIDAY, 21 DEC 2018
The first strikes against executive remuneration at ANZ, NAB and Westpac recently show Australia's superannuation funds are cutting through when it comes to shareholder voting prowess.
UBS signs on Morningstar
KANIKA SOOD  |  WEDNESDAY, 19 DEC 2018
UBS will use Morningstar to provide securities pricing and industry news on its platform that five large superannuation funds use for their direct investment options.
Markets could delay retirement plans
KANIKA SOOD  |  MONDAY, 17 DEC 2018
More than 420,000 Australian who are due to retire in the next 12 months may have to delay their plans as lackluster share market returns, falling property prices and low interest rates obstruct their wealth.
MLC admin error hits superannuation DB members
KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 14 DEC 2018
MLC confirmed that one of its superannuation funds under the Plum brand incurred an administration error.
Superannuation fund introduces fee changes
KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 13 DEC 2018
A $3.6 billion public offer fund has made a number of fee changes to its superannuation and retirement products.
ASIC drags RG97 transition period
KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 12 DEC 2018
ASIC has again delayed the transition period for certain fee and cost disclosure requirements under RG97.
APRA unveils new prudential measures
KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 12 DEC 2018
APRA has finalised new measures aiming to strengthen superannuation member outcomes that will take effect from 1 January 2020.
Retirement income covenant consultation continues
KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 11 DEC 2018
Treasury is seeking consultation on disclosure documents and calculation methods for its proposed retirement income covenant.
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