News and interviews on Jeff Bresnahan including trends, features, blogs and community conversations from an Australian business perspective.
Thursday, 21 January 2010
SuperRatings reveals superannuation funds performed well during 2009 but the amount of personal contributions from investors has declined.
Wednesday, 20 January 2010
The remarkable turnaround for Australian super fund investors continued in December 2009, with new data from SuperRatings showing the average balanced super fund returned 2.1% in the month.
Monday, 04 January 2010
Superannuation funds will face pressure to merge during the next year due to the impact of the financial crisis.
Monday, 23 November 2009
Australia’s average super fund lost 1.05% in October, but experts say the dip needs to be seen in context to the remarkable recovery in super fund returns since sharemarkets bottomed in March.
Tuesday, 22 September 2009
New data from SuperRatings shows super funds continue to recover, with the average balanced fund climbing 3.12% in the month of August.
Tuesday, 15 September 2009
Low fees plus exposure to less volatile unlisted assets sees this year's super fund of the year short list dominated by industry funds.
Wednesday, 01 July 2009
Shares fell quickly today on bad sentiment from Wall Street, while Super figures show their shocking selves.
Monday, 22 June 2009
Default super funds have unfortunately been given more attention than well performing investment options.
Wednesday, 22 April 2009
Superannuation fund members finally have a reason to smile, after the average super fund gained 2.24% in March.
Thursday, 02 April 2009
March should see the first positive returns for super.
Wednesday, 04 March 2009
Tuesday, 24 February 2009
The continued slide of the Australian sharemarket have guaranteed more pain for Australian superannuation fund members
Tuesday, 23 December 2008
The horror year for Australian superannuation investors has continued, with the average balanced fund shedding 3.1% in November, taking losses for the 12 months until the end of November to a staggering 19.74%.
Tuesday, 09 December 2008
The shine may have come off many initially well-intentioned DIY funds of late. For many such superannuants, there are solid reasons to consider a drastic change. By MICHAEL LAURENCE
Monday, 27 October 2008
Fears that the market would chase Wall Street down have been alleviated this morning as the market dipped before recovering. While the market fell close to 3760 points at 11.30am AEST, it recovered to 3844.1 points at 12.34pm.
Thursday, 23 October 2008
Superannuation research firm SuperRatings has named hospitality sector industry fund HOSTplus as its super fund of the year.
Monday, 28 July 2008
Sharp falls in global equity markets in June has provided a nasty surprise for super fund investors, with new data from SuperRatings revealing the average balanced fund dived 3.9% in June and 6.39% for the financial year just ended.
Wednesday, 09 July 2008
The Federal Minister for Superannuation and Corporate Law Nick Sherry thinks fees charged by superannuation funds are too high and he wants to “renovate” Australia’s compulsory super system.
Tuesday, 01 July 2008
The value of most Australians’ superannuation nest-eggs went backwards in the 2007-08 financial year, new figures by independent research firm SuperRatings reveals.
Wednesday, 25 June 2008
Super returns just positive for May, but brace yourself for losses for 2007-08