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APRA heatmaps should be put on ice

The question no-one wants to ask is – Why are APRA collecting, interpreting and then publishing information in the public domain? The answer is simple – They shouldn’t be! Instead of regulating, APRA are now trying to play the shame game through their just released heatmaps. But there is a real risk that some of […]

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Super funds rebuild momentum in December quarter

Super funds are off to a positive start in the December quarter, regaining momentum following a rocky September and paving the way for double-digit returns for the 2019 calendar year. While markets have come under pressure in recent months, super funds have once again proved they are up to the task of navigating the significant […]

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Lonsec 2020 Award Winners Confirmed!

Congratulations to all of the award winners and finalists for this year’s SuperRatings and Lonsec Fund of the Year Awards Dinner. A full list of the awards is available below. Lonsec Disruptor Award Drawn from the Lonsec rated universe, products or issuers who have challenged the status quo. Winner Vanguard Finalists Allianz Retire+ VanEck Vectors MSCI […]

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PYS insurance changes show members are more engaged than expected

Conveying the importance of insurance to members is one of the biggest challenges that super funds face. Insurance is often seen as a cost rather than a benefit, especially for younger members, meaning funds need to be in a position to clearly communicate the advantages for individuals and for the system as a whole. The […]

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Super funds in search of income as rates fall

Super funds have managed to push through a challenging quarter for markets, posting gains in September and recovering from August’s falls. Despite the recent volatility and geopolitical risks that have shaken global markets in recent months, Australia’s super funds have proved up to the task of navigating the current uncertainty. The median balanced option returned […]

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Lonsec Award Nominees Confirmed!

In addition to the SuperRatings honours, Lonsec will also present a number of awards recognising excellence across the broader wealth management industry: Lonsec Disruptor Award Drawn from the Lonsec rated universe, products or issuers who have challenged the status quo. Finalists Allianz Retire+ VanEck Vectors MSCI International Sustainable Equity ETF Vanguard Lonsec Investment Option Award […]

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Horses for Courses: Introducing risk-adjusted performance measures won’t be as easy as some think

One of the lasting achievements of sports like golf and horse racing is the way the handicapping system can make it possible for athletes to engage in a close and enjoyable competition despite obvious differences in ability, experience or personal characteristics.  In Thoroughbred horse racing, the older steeds would otherwise win most races, hence the […]

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Timing of negative super returns can determine fate of retirees

A combination of factors has created fertile ground for market volatility, resulting in a bumpy ride for super members, who have experienced six negative monthly returns over the past year. According to SuperRatings, the median balanced option return for August was an estimated -0.5%, with the negative result driven by a fall in Australian and […]

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