superannuation

It’s time to shed the home country bias

Peter Wilmshurst

When it comes to investing, Australians forego their ‘globetrotter’ reputation and rarely look past local companies. In consumption, however, we are far worldlier and have embraced international brands such as Apple, Samsung, Google, BP and Toyota. Show More

Which superannuation funds may be affected by the ALP Franking Credit Proposal

Dr Don Hamson

The ALP proposal to limit refunding of franking credits will clearly impact pension phase self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs). We believe it has the potential to impact many other superannuation funds. In this paper we build a model of the key variables which determine whether a superannuation fund is likely to... Show More

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The Millennials are Coming!

Jordan Eliseo

On Friday the 9th June, the AFR ran an excellent article on the new breed of superannuation funds hitting the Australian market place, most of whom are targeted towards Gen-Y and millennials, Australia’s most populous generation. “Inside the multi-billion dollar battle for Millennials’ super”, which you can access here, looked... Show More

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My Kids Can't Afford The Rent

Nicholas Sproats

There’s a residential real estate affordability problem (I’m not fond of the word ‘crisis’ because not many things really are a crisis) in this country. Affordability, no matter what the good or service, is generally due to scarcity, or to put it another way demand supply imbalance. How do you... Show More

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We don't always agree with Joe Hockey, but we think he's right to trigger a debate about allowing young Australians to access their super savings to fund home...

Clime Asset Management

We don't always agree with Joe Hockey, but we think he's right to trigger a debate about allowing young Australians to access their super savings to fund home purchases. This is the debate we have to have. We need to stop being so precious about superannuation, and to recognise the... Show More

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The ABS National Accounts detailed Finance & Wealth data for Q3 2014 showed household net worth increasing to a record $7,718bn, up from $1,733bn at September...

Pete Wargent

The ABS National Accounts detailed Finance & Wealth data for Q3 2014 showed household net worth increasing to a record $7,718bn, up from $1,733bn at September 1994, an average quarterly growth rate over the long term of 1.9%. During Q3 household net worth increased by $122bn - largely driven by... Show More

5 alternatives to the big 4 banks: #1 - BUY: Challenger Financial Group Ltd (ASX:CGF)

Matt Felsman

5 alternatives to the big 4 banks: #1 - BUY: Challenger Financial Group Ltd (ASX:CGF). Last trading at 7.53, this investment management firm has a sweetspot. A growing superannuation industry, the great demand for annuities and other long-term products that can supplement super for more retirement income. It plans to... Show More