News & Media

Monday, 6 August 2018

AIST Statement on the Royal Commission

The Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry begins its Round Five hearings today in Melbourne. The focus of Round Five is superannuation, wit...

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Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Industry funding for new dispute body must avoid cross subsidisation

Funding for the newly-established Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) must avoid cross subsidisation by stakeholders, including super funds, The Australian Institute of Superannuation ...

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Tuesday, 24 July 2018

AIST welcomes report on fee and cost disclosure in superannuation

The Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) has today welcomed the release of a comprehensive report into the fee and cost disclosure regime for superannuation funds. AIST CEO Eva Sc...

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Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Consumer interests best served by existing industrial-based default super system: AIST responds to Productivity Commission

The Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) today reiterated its support for an industrial-based default fund selection process, noting this model had a strong track record of protec...

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Wednesday, 16 May 2018

FSC and AIST team up to help fund managers tackle new operational due diligence

The Financial Services Council (FSC) and the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) have today released further guidance tools to help fund managers prepare their operational due di...

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Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Welcome measures to tackle lost super but super gender gap ignored AIST Budget response

The 2018/19 Federal Budget delivered welcome measures for the efficiency of the super system, but disappointedly did little to improve retirement outcomes for women, the Australian Institute of Sup...

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Wednesday, 11 April 2018

AIST announces new president

The Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) has today announced the appointment of Catherine Bolger as its new President. AIST CEO Eva Scheerlinck said the AIST board was delighted ...

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Wednesday, 4 April 2018

AIST calls on the Government to confirm its support for lifting super to 12%

The Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) has called on the Government to confirm its commitment to increasing the compulsory super rate to 12 per cent.

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Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Reforming payslip reporting will help address super ‘theft’

AIST has reiterated its call to reform payslip reporting to help address the problem of unpaid super, which is estimated to cost workers more than $2.8 billion each year.

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Tuesday, 27 March 2018

AIST welcomes focus on consumer outcomes for insurance in super

The Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) today welcomed the release of the Parliamentary Joint Committee report on life insurance which contains key recommendations to improve con...

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Monday, 19 March 2018

Research shows widespread concern about housing affordability and retirement

New research on attitudes to property investment and saving for retirement has revealed widespread concern over affordable housing and support from a majority of non-property investors for changes ...

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Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Opening address - AIST CEO Eva Scheerlinck at the 2018 Conference of Major Super Funds, Brisbane

"We are set for another big year in our industry this year. Assets under management continue to grow, markets are volatile and unpredictable, and there is a spotlight on our industry’s conduct and ...

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Wednesday, 14 March 2018

AIST announces Angela Emslie as Trustee of the Year

AIST has today announced Angela Emslie as the recipient of the AIST Trustee of the Year Award at the Conference of Major Superannuation Funds in Brisbane.

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Friday, 9 February 2018

All Australians will benefit from 12% super

Lifting the compulsory superannuation rate to 12 per cent will benefit all Australians, the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees said today. Responding to a recommendation from the Gratt...

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Wednesday, 24 January 2018

AIST welcomes Government measures to tackle non-payment of super

AIST has today welcomed the Government’s announcement of a package of measures to protect workers’ super entitlements and tackle the problem of unpaid super.

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