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Super & Wealth Summit

Join the most influential leaders from super, wealth, advice, as we challenge them and the new government on transformative ideas for the sector at the Financial Review Super & Wealth Summit 2022.

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Maritime Super’s move to leave Industry Super Australia is expected to save members about $350,000 per year.

Transforming superannuation, wealth & advice

Delivering better outcomes for savers, retirees and investors in a challenging economy

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Superannuation, wealth and advice leaders on delivering better outcomes for savers, retirees and investors.


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See which super funds rate the worst for retirement

Regulators have criticised the super industry for largely ignoring a new obligation to help members prepare for retirement.

  • Hannah Wootton and Joanna Mather

Super fund QSuper hands back keys to NYC office tower

QSuper has quit a big bet on Manhattan real estate as rising interest rates and falling vacancies spoil its global property interests.

  • Jonathan Shapiro
Boral and the broader cement and concrete industry are particularly vulnerable to climate change, investors say.

Greenwash clash as funds hit Boral board over lowered carbon targets

A group of funds led by HESTA and AMP are demanding Boral reinstate its 2030 emissions reduction target. Boral says that would be akin to greenwashing.

  • Hannah Wootton

SMSFs forced to sell to cover $3m super tax: study

Farmers and small business owners were particularly likely to be forced to sell assets to finance the tax, the study shows, with 13.5 per cent of affected SMSFs too illiquid to pay the tax without sales.

  • Hannah Wootton

What super funds spend on ads, donations, exec pay to be made public

APRA warned funds it wants to publish the data. It comes as, in the battle for members, funds launch bigger advertising campaigns and elite sport sponsorship.

  • Hannah Wootton

This Month

Don Russell.

How ‘nation building’ can deliver competitive super returns

AustralianSuper’s Don Russell cites infrastructure as an area where the $3.5 trillion sector has helped modernise Australia without compromising on returns.

  • Hannah Wootton
Aged care

Big super rejects government call to solve aged care funding crisis

While Labor flags nation-building aged care, super funds resist using Australians’ savings as a “fix-all” source of needed revenue.

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  • Hannah Wootton
The 173,000 hectares being acquired by UniSuper and its partners is the biggest freehold land estate in Tasmania.

UniSuper buys former Gunns timber plantation in Tasmania

The superannuation giant, along with two European pension funds, will consider building wind farms after buying the biggest freehold land asset in the state.

  • Jenny Wiggins
Treasurer Jim Chalmers says the crack down on superannuation tax concessions will make the system more equitable.

‘Stubborn’ Labor offers no compromises on $3m super tax

Industry players also warned the tax will potentially hit more people than suggested, as draft laws released on Tuesday confirmed it would not be indexed.

  • Hannah Wootton
“A more responsible budget”: Jim Chalmers.

Labor pushes ahead with $3m superannuation tax

The government will release draft legislation today on its plan to crack down on tax concessions for big balance accounts.

  • Hannah Wootton


What to do if your super fund fails the performance test

Around 60,000 investors’ options flunked the annual test this year, and that is set to grow in 2024 as more products are reviewed. If you are one of them, APRA wants you to “think about moving your money”.

  • Hannah Wootton
Assistant Treasurer Stephen Jones advocates the use of super to help fund aged care.

Government advances plans to use super for aged care

The Albanese government has invited superannuation industry representatives to the next meeting of its aged care taskforce.

  • Phillip Coorey
BetaShares CEO Alex Vynokur says the super sector is ripe for disruption.

Betashares buys Bendigo Bank super arm as it enters retirement market

The acquisition comes as part of Betashares’ plan to establish itself as a broader financial services outfit.

  • Hannah Wootton
Debby Blakey’s HESTA votes with its feet when it comes to gender diversity and climate action.

HESTA demands energy company boards act on climate change

The industry super fund wants companies to accelerate commercialisation of hydrogen in Australia as it outlines its active engagement priorities.

  • Hannah Wootton
The pathway to net zero matters as well as the target: Nicole Bradford.

Super giant’s net-zero promise raises pressure on companies

Australian Retirement Trust’s Nicole Bradford says the $240 billion fund cannot turn on a dime to meet climate goals, as its promise to cut emissions by 43 per cent by 2030 adds pressure on the sector to adopt interim targets.

  • Hannah Wootton
Data centres, such as NEXTDC’s facility in Sydney, are an alternative real estate asset class.

Why morphing asset classes is a good idea

The “white space” between traditional asset classes is anything but bare. Those that can tap into alternative and hybrid assets are finding greater return for risk and diversification.

  • Katrina King
Superannuation funds are failing to disclose climate-related financial risks such as drought, extreme weather and increased regulation on emissions to their customers’ savings.

Super funds failing to disclose climate-related financial risk

Just two funds are progressing to meeting international climate disclosure standards, Treasury has been told, while BT, MLC, Colonial First State and Hostplus are the biggest laggards.

  • Hannah Wootton
Nicola Roxon will chair a powerful new lobby group.

Nicola Roxon to chair new $1.4trn industry super lobby group

The new group combines Industry Super Australia and Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees and represents more than $1.4 trillion in assets.

  • Hannah Wootton
AMP CEO Alexis George says super funds have failed retirees.

Big super has let retirees down, AMP CEO says

Alexis George concedes super funds were failing to help customers transition to retirement, meaning many were cutting costs unnecessarily.

  • Hannah Wootton
Super funds are ramping up their investments in renewables but falling short on annual decarbonisation measures.

A net zero promise is not enough, super must hit this annual target

Funds with net zero targets must reduce their emissions by 7 per cent annually or risk greenwashing claims and customer anger, an investment strategy firm has warned.

  • Hannah Wootton
Super fund Hesta, ANZ and Treasury Corporation of Victoria are funding the $210 million mixed-tenure development managed by Super Housing Partnerships in Melbourne’s Kensington.

Planning risks hold up affordable housing investment, super funds say

The government needs to reform planning laws to entice the investors it needs to achieve its “ambitious” goal of building 1.2 million homes in five years.

  • Michael Bleby and Hannah Wootton
Market Forces says super funds should have sanctioned Woodside over its proposed Trion oil production facility.

ASIC puts super funds on notice about active investment ‘greenwashing’

The warning comes as a report shows funds own 8pc of Woodside and 9pc of Santos but suggests they are not pushing the oil and gas giants hard enough on net zero.

  • Hannah Wootton

Big industry super unites in political lobbying power play

A new “big eight” of superannuation funds will dominate the $3.5 trillion retirement savings system with a lobby group dominated by Labor heavyweights.

  • Joanna Mather and Hannah Wootton
ASIC deputy chair Sarah Court: “ASIC expects that superannuation funds will put their members first.”

ASIC sues for members’ lost $69m in warning to super industry

The corporate watchdog is taking AustralianSuper to the Federal Court for failing to consolidate the accounts of 90,000 members, which cost those individuals $69 million.

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  • Hannah Wootton


AustralianSuper says it wants to make the transition to retirement “seamless”.

AustralianSuper’s plan to keep customers for life

The super giant proposes combining members’ super savings with government age pension payments to create an income stream applied by default at age 67.

  • Joanna Mather and Lois Maskiell