With the stapling changes taking effect from November 1 this year, the complete picture will take some time to emerge. We believe it is well intended to stop the proliferation of accounts, though we will see changes in terms of the profile of member accounts among funds going forwards.

Funds should consider how to engage with employers in relation to the changes and will need to emphasise the value of superannuation as an employee benefit, with the future of tailored employment arrangements unclear. We also expect meaningful engagement with a disengaged member base to be challenging.

Camille Schmidt: Market Insights Manager, SuperRatings

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