pension funds

Clime Asset Management

Just before Christmas, the Productivity Commission presented its final 700-page report to the Government titled “Superannuation: Assessing Efficiency and Competitiveness”. The Government released it to the public in early January. Show More

Clime Asset Management

There is no doubt that Australia’s franking system has lots of flaws. Today, we are one of the few countries in the world which maintains a franking system, and probably the only one that has cash rebates of franking. Show More

Clime Asset Management

Retirement funding is becoming an ever-growing burden on government budgets and 10-year bonds are not offering a fair risk-adjusted return, even after recent corrections. Adding fuel to the flames – relentless foreign indebtedness growth, reliance on foreign equity, low inflation and wage growth, declining export commodity prices, record low cash... Show More

John Robertson

Franco Nevada CEO David Harquail held out hope of a mining industry rapprochement with pension funds in a recent Melbourne Mining Club address. Mostly (and unsurprisingly), he spoke about the virtues of funding though royalty streaming. More objectively, Harquail lamented the loss of pension fund support for mining development. This... Show More