Are comparisons based on superannuation fund-level performance useful?
The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority has published audited, superannuation fund performance information for around 20 years, including a time-series of fund-level rates of return since 2009. Fund-level performance information has been used by APRA and others for comparisons, including comparisons of different sectors of the superannuation system, such as industry super funds and retail s...Read More
ATO self-managed superannuation funds: a statistical overview 2015-2016
SMSF membership continues to grow despite 40 per cent of funds receiving zero or negative ROA in 2016. SMSFs remain the most numerous type of fund and the sector has the greatest share of assets in the superannuation system.Read More
Assisting housing affordability - discussion paper
Housing affordability concerns the ability of singles, couples and families to buy or rent dwellings within reasonable distances to employment and study opportunities, and basic amenities. Those dwellings are first and foremost our homes, the foundation of our lives and our families – a basic need.Read More
Member Switching - Rice Warner
The purpose of this report is to examine switching trends of superannuation members.Read More
The report examine whether switching activity is consistent with members making informed decisions which will improve their retirement outcomes.
Driving super fund investment in agriculture
This Industry Super Australia discussion paper responds to calls for the $2 trillion superannuation sector to invest in local agriculture and, in so doing, support regional development.Read More
This study concludes with policy recommendations not simply to stimulate discussion but to provide practical public policy direction for Australia’s maturing superannuation system.