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Super balances lift 5.2 per cent since start of the year

Super balances lift 5.2 per cent since start of the year

Super fund members have enjoyed another bumper month of returns, with the typical returns for the first two months of this year more than 5 per cent higher

  • by John Collett

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The real long-term cost of that $100,000 car

The real long-term cost of that $100,000 car

Recognise the value of your super - a box of money that can compound for years with a valve that allows contributions to go in but nothing to come out

  • by Marcus Padley
Millennial super: solution looking for a problem
Millennials

Millennial super: solution looking for a problem

Super funds pitched at millennials are very good a marketing on social media, but whether they are good at managing retirement savings for a reasonable cost is another matter

  • by John Collett
Super funds warned by regulator over social activism
Super wars

Super funds warned by regulator over social activism

The financial regulator has issued a smack down to increasingly assertive superannuation funds, warning them against financial activism.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
Outdated financial products leave consumers trapped

Outdated financial products leave consumers trapped

At least $162 billion of retirement savings are in out-of-date superannuation investment options, where balances are vulnerable to high fees and poor performance

  • by John Collett
Consider gender factor when choosing a super fund
Gender equality

Consider gender factor when choosing a super fund

New research shows super funds with above-average levels of gender diversity in their leadership teams achieve better returns than those who do not.

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Russell set to raise his low profile a few notches
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Superannuation

Russell set to raise his low profile a few notches

Don Russell always kept a curiously low profile despite once being Paul Keating’s right hand man.

  • by Kylar Loussikian and Samantha Hutchinson
'Expect a more assertive APRA': Regulator puts super industry on notice
APRA

'Expect a more assertive APRA': Regulator puts super industry on notice

Australia's superannuation industry has been put on notice, with the banking regulator vowing to name and shame trustees that are not acting in the best interests of their members.

  • by Sumeyya Ilanbey
'Shouldn't exist': Laggard super funds need to be wound up, says Silk
Ian Silk

'Shouldn't exist': Laggard super funds need to be wound up, says Silk

The chief executive of AustralianSuper, Ian Silk, says consistently poor-performing superannuation funds should merge with a rival or be wound up.

  • by Clancy Yeates
Kmart agreement under fire for providing no superannuation choice
Industrial relations

Kmart agreement under fire for providing no superannuation choice

A Kmart wages agreement has come under fire for sticking with the same industry superannuation fund and giving employees no choice. 

  • by Anna Patty
Super funds poised to control half of Aussie shares by 2030

Super funds poised to control half of Aussie shares by 2030

Super funds are poised to own more than half of the value of the total Australian sharemarket by 2030, raising concerns they could soon wield too much influence.

  • by Jessica Irvine