On the Money

Ian Silk’s real message to the super industry

When the AustralianSuper chief executive Ian Silk gave the keynote address to the 2019 CMSF conference last week, he had one target in mind – the profit-for-member funds. Acknowledging that this superannuation sector, of which he is a recognised leader,…

Hayne’s impact underestimated

When the Financial Services Royal Commission final report was handed down, there was a widely held belief that it was not the “root-and-branch” reform of the financial system that many were expecting.  Justice Kenneth Hayne did not recommend any criminal…

When elephants fight the mice get squashed

The topic of US-China trade tensions has been at the forefront of almost every conversation I’ve had over the last two weeks with clients in Australia and New Zealand. It makes sense. That part of the world is on the…