News & Media

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

APRA Capability Review puts a much-needed focus on super fund performance

The Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) has today welcomed key recommendations made by the APRA Capability Review panel that, importantly, recognise that the regulator’s primary ...

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Monday, 24 June 2019

Last chance to continue Insurance in Super

This is the last week for many superannuation fund members with inactive accounts to tell those funds if they want to continue their life insurance cover. Most people who have superannuation also h...

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Monday, 3 June 2019

Superannuation policy challenges for refreshed shadow ministry

The Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) welcomes the announcement of the Federal Opposition’s shadow cabinet ministry, amid a busy time for superannuation policy implementation. ...

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Sunday, 26 May 2019

New Coalition government encouraged to commit to 12% super

The Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) congratulates Jane Hume on her appointment as Assistant Minister for Superannuation, Financial Services and Financial Technology under the...

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Tuesday, 21 May 2019

New research highlights need for Govt agency to develop an online tool to compare super funds

A high level of confusion among members of poorly performing super funds points to the urgent need for a Government-sanctioned online tool to help Australians make more informed choices about their...

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Wednesday, 15 May 2019

How the two major parties stack up on super and retirement: pre-election score card

The score card highlights that Labor’s policies will have more positive impact on superannuation and the retirement outcomes for most working Australians.

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Friday, 3 May 2019

Super savings gap ranges from 16% and 39% depending on where you live

New research has identified Western Australia and Queensland as being the states where the superannuation savings gender gap is at its worst.

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Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Backdown on banning conflicted financial advice will leave consumers exposed

Thousands of consumers of financial products, including superannuation, will remain exposed to conflicted financial advice if proposed regulations on grandfathered conflicted remuneration get the g...

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Sunday, 14 April 2019

AIST research shows just how poor banking-owned super products are

The Fee and Performance Analysis 2019 by leading superannuation research house SuperRatings, commissioned by AIST, drills down into the differences between fees and returns across the many super pr...

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Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Delay on consumer disclosure in super will hurt member retirement outcomes

The Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) has today warned that delays to consumer disclosure requirements will negatively impact on the retirement outcomes of millions of unsuspec...

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Tuesday, 2 April 2019

Modest changes to superannuation won’t help most Australians build their nest eggs

The changes to the rules for voluntary super contributions in the 2019 Federal Budget are good news for older members who can afford to make additional contributions to their superannuation savings...

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Tuesday, 2 April 2019

Time for a re-think on financial advice - AIST IFS Financial Advice In Super Symposium

Profit-to-member superannuation funds are well-placed to expand their role in providing quality, cost-effective financial advice, delegates attending a Financial Advice in Superannuation Symposium ...

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Monday, 18 March 2019

David Noonan named AIST’s Trustee of the Year

The Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) has announced Cbus director David Noonan as the recipient of the AIST Trustee of the Year Award at the Conference of Major Superannuation ...

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Monday, 18 March 2019

AIST welcomes new Board directors

The Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) has welcomed a new director to its Board following an election at its 2019 AGM held at AIST conference CMSF. Ros McLennan from Sunsuper wa...

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Thursday, 14 March 2019

AIST acknowledges Women in Super’s advocacy role on its 25th anniversary

The Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) has today congratulated Women in Super (WIS) on reaching its 25th anniversary. The women’s networking and advocacy organisation – of which...

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Wednesday, 13 March 2019

AIST CEO Eva Scheerlinck opening address at CMSF19

What we do as superannuation professionals, how we fulfil our fiduciary duties, service members, and protect and grow members’ retirement savings as stewards of their hard-earned capital has been i...

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Friday, 15 February 2019

Amended legislation will keep more people in super system - AIST

The Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST), has today welcomed the passage of the Protecting Your Super package, noting that important amendments would protect members from unintend...

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Monday, 4 February 2019

Regulators must act on Royal Commission recommendations to protect members in for-profit super funds

Today’s release of the final report of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Banking Financial Services is an historic opportunity to restore th...

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Monday, 21 January 2019

Profit-to-member funds embrace Insurance in Super Code

Over 96% of the members of profit-to-member super funds are now covered by the Insurance in Super Code of Practice, the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) said today.

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Thursday, 10 January 2019

Productivity Commission gets it right on profit-to-member outperformance but misses mark on dealing with underperforming funds

The Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) has today welcomed the Productivity Commission finding hard evidence - for the third time in a year - that the best performing super funds...

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