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Entries by Gordon Toy

Super funds face a high bar in 2020

Super members have every reason to be optimistic about 2020, but when it comes to a repeat of 2019’s double-digit returns, it would be wise to temper expectations. According to estimates from leading research house SuperRatings, 2019 was the best year for superannuation funds since 2013, with the median balanced option returning 13.8%. Despite a […]

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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 […]

Day of Confrontation 2018: Media highlights

The SuperRatings and Lonsec Day of Confrontation 2018 may be over, but the conversation hasn’t finished. Once again, the event has sparked discussion on a range of critical issues, from the government’s view on the ‘Best in Show’ proposal to the future of financial advice and the vexed issue of licensing. Below is a selection […]

Don’t panic! What superannuation is teaching the post-GFC world

Ten years since the collapse of US investment bank Lehman Brothers, Australia’s superannuation funds have accumulated over $1 trillion in retirement savings, providing a windfall for members prepared to take a long-term view. According to data from leading superannuation research house SuperRatings, members with a balance of $100,000 at the end of August 2008, just […]

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