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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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New investors, new retirees and volatile times

Super, wealth and advice settings, policies and the nation’s financial wellbeing

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At Australia’s most influential super & wealth forum we’ll challenge sector leaders and the new government on transformative and actionable ideas for a stronger future.

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It could happen here: why super funds face cash crunches

The intervention by the Bank of England has exposed how pension funds can be forced into panic. But there are limits to what central banks can do to avert crisis when they are supposed to be starving inflation.

  • Jonathan Shapiro

Finfluencers’ fate hinges on Levy advice review

Michelle Levy’s proposed overhaul of financial advice laws could undermine the corporate regulator’s crackdown on social media finance influencers.

  • Aleks Vickovich

Why this passive investor met with the AGL board

VanEck’s Jamie Hannah found himself at the table with Australia’s largest corporate greenhouse gas emitter.

  • Emma Rapaport

Affordable housing returns don’t stack up yet: AustralianSuper

Super funds are pushing for greater tax concessions that will allow them to expand commercial build-to-rent housing, while the federal government wants them to put their funds into social and affordable housing.

  • Larry Schlesinger and Michael Bleby

Diverger chief says financial advice can turn a profit without reform

Diverger boss Nathan Jacobsen said wealth management was on a growth trajectory, despite modelling suggesting the sector was inherently unprofitable.

  • Aleks Vickovich
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September

How to see through dodgy investment marketing

ASIC recently took aim at managed fund providers for some eyebrow-raising advertising strategies. Here’s how investors can go in with their eyes open.

  • Lucy Dean

We’re now in the fourth and final act of the super bubble collapse

If legendary investor Jeremy Grantham is right, we’re now entering the vicious, and most brutal, phase in the collapse of the “super bubble” in share, bond and house prices.

  • Karen Maley

Financial advice overhaul benefits consumers most: Levy

Quality of Advice Review chairwoman Michelle Levy has hit back at criticism of her proposals to overhaul financial advice regulations.

  • Aleks Vickovich

Australia’s super juggernaut is just getting started

Former treasurer Paul Keating sees a savings pool of “massive” excess in Australia and says we will have to start exporting capital in the same way that China does.

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  • Jennifer Hewett and Tony Boyd

Keating, Kelty abandon 15pc super ambition

Thirty years after legislating compulsory super, Paul Keating and Bill Kelty have broken with Labor policy on superannuation and given up on one of their key ideas.

  • Tony Boyd and Jennifer Hewett
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HESTA gives AGL, Santos last chance on climate

The super fund has also put Origin Energy and Woodside on a watchlist for potential divestment as it ups its 2030 emissions reduction target to 50 per cent.

  • Angela Macdonald-Smith

How 10 mega super funds will dominate financial system

Australia’s $3.3 trillion super system will mature into 10 mega funds each with $500 billion or so in assets that will dominate Australia’s financial system and seek a greater say in the governance of corporations.

  • Tony Boyd and Jennifer Hewett

Is wealth advice back on the cards for the banks?

The major lenders fled wealth management after the Hayne royal commission. But a new government review may set out a path for them to return.

  • Aleks Vickovich

August

ASIC puts Robinhood-style brokers on notice

Securities lending and marketing brokerage as ‘zero-cost’ are raising flags at ASIC.

  • Lucy Dean and Aleks Vickovich

Australia’s five worst super funds revealed

Five super funds representing 603,000 members and $27.8 billion in assets have failed the prudential regulator’s second-ever annual performance test.

  • Michael Read

Big super sizes up financial advice ‘opportunity’

AustralianSuper chairman Don Russell and Australian Retirement Trust chairman Don Luke said Michelle Levy’s review could result in funds providing more advice.

  • Aleks Vickovich

Financial advice review paves way for return to ‘bad old days’

Treasury’s review of financial advice, led by Allens lawyer Michelle Levy, would pave the way for banks to return to the industry along with much-maligned sales practices, experts warn.

  • Aleks Vickovich

Would you trust super funds with financial advice?

Industry super funds are set to play a bigger role in providing financial advice to members, but can they avoid falling into the same avarice and self-interest that befell the banks?

  • Karen Maley

Plan to dump ‘best interest’ test in financial advice

Quality of Advice Review chairwoman Michelle Levy will propose a radical overhaul of the financial advice laws, scrapping reams of consumer protection regulations.

  • Aleks Vickovich

The short-lived truce in the super wars

Treasurer Jim Chalmers this week declared victory in the 30-year superannuation wars, but now a fresh fight has erupted over the purpose of super.

  • Aleks Vickovich and Michael Read
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Super funds ‘duty bound’ to consider climate, social risks

IFM Investors chief executive David Neal says superannuation must play an active role in mitigating social risks, backing Treasurer Jim Chalmers’ shake-up.

  • Aleks Vickovich and James Eyers

Big super is the new money power in Canberra

Labor and superannuation funds want to conceal political donations, amid a changing of the guard of financiers away from bankers who influence the government, writes John Kehoe.

  • John Kehoe

Expert’s warning on ‘nation-building’ super

Retirement income review head Mike Callaghan says superannuation funds must focus on delivering financial returns for members and not stray into risky projects.

  • John Kehoe, Aleks Vickovich and Michael Read

My three-point plan to move beyond superannuation wars

‘The interests of funders, funds and the broader national economic interest are all inseparable,’ Jim Chalmers tells super and banking bosses.

  • Jim Chalmers

Chalmers’ historic super reforms

The Albanese government wants super funds to have greater involvement in funding affordable housing, a move that may challenge the obligations placed on trustees.

  • Tony Boyd