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‘Come back when you’re grey’: Young people warned against super switching

‘Come back when you’re grey’: Young people warned against super switching

A recent survey conducted for lobby group Industry Super Australia found that a third of industry fund members are considering switching in response to the latest global market swings, with those aged between 18 and 34 the most likely to move.

  • by Simone Fox Koob

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Australia’s biggest investors ramp up bonds in bet on RBA policy

Australia’s biggest investors ramp up bonds in bet on RBA policy

Some of the nation’s biggest investors are piling into bonds, betting on RBA chief Philip Lowe’s assessment that a series of robust interest-rate hikes will help get inflation under control next year.

  • by Garfield Reynolds
‘Outrageous hangover from a bygone era’: Judge pensions costing taxpayers millions

‘Outrageous hangover from a bygone era’: Judge pensions costing taxpayers millions

The budget could save millions if a pension scheme that sees judges retire on 60 per cent of their salary is scrapped, Liberal senator Andrew Bragg says.

  • by Rachel Clun
‘Investing with our ears pinned back’: Hostplus posts positive return despite shaky markets

‘Investing with our ears pinned back’: Hostplus posts positive return despite shaky markets

Despite expectations most super fund returns will dip into the red this year, Hostplus delivered a 1.57 per cent return for members of its balanced option.

  • by Simone Fox Koob
The cold, hard (and sometimes offensive) truth about the boom in CEO pay

The cold, hard (and sometimes offensive) truth about the boom in CEO pay

Some readers may be outraged by it, but there’s a simple reason why executive pay exploded last year.

  • by Elizabeth Knight
Turbulent markets crush super fund balances
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Turbulent markets crush super fund balances

Superannuation fund balances have declined an average 4.4 per cent in the past 12 months due to a slump in global markets.

  • by Dominic Powell
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Is tapping super to pay down a mortgage a feasible option?

Is tapping super to pay down a mortgage a feasible option?

Over the long haul, the returns from a super fund should exceed the interest rate on a mortgage.

  • by Noel Whittaker
Australia’s biggest super fund braces for prolonged slowdown

Australia’s biggest super fund braces for prolonged slowdown

Investment giant AustralianSuper sees the global economy struggling for about two more years as businesses and households adjust to tighter monetary and fiscal policies.

  • by Benjamin Robertson and Silas Brown
My super is sad. How I plan to salvage it this year
Opinion
Opinion

My super is sad. How I plan to salvage it this year

Putting a little extra into my super fund now could have a double-whammy multiplier effect on my retirement balance.

  • by Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon
‘End of a 13-year boom’: Australia’s largest super fund posts fall for first time since GFC

‘End of a 13-year boom’: Australia’s largest super fund posts fall for first time since GFC

AustralianSuper’s balanced fund shed 2.73 per cent in the 2022 financial year and the fund is warning members to expect lower returns ahead.

  • by Simone Fox Koob
Women, young and low-paid workers winners from super boost

Women, young and low-paid workers winners from super boost

The superannuation guarantee, which is the minimum rate of super employers must pay to employees, has risen from 10 per cent to 10.5 per cent today.

  • by Simone Fox Koob