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Entries by Gordon Toy

Media Release: Steady returns put super funds back in the black

The recovery in superannuation continued through August as funds posted their fifth consecutive month of gains amid signs of economic recovery in the September quarter. Market stability and continued momentum in shares helped to bolster account balances in August. However, while consumers and investors are looking ahead to a ‘COVID normal’ world, the recovery is […]

Super funds close to recouping losses, but pandemic risks remain

Super funds have started the new financial year with some positive momentum but face a period of stark uncertainty as Australian cases of Covid-19 rise and Victoria enters harsher lockdown conditions. While we have seen stabilisation in markets, they remain vulnerable to further shocks, while super fund performance is contingent on how communities and economies […]

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 […]

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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