Member Benefits

Why choose a super fund focused on ESG

Date Published: 03/05/2022
Category: Member Benefits

The way your fund considers ESG issues is an important part of choosing a super fund. Not only does it help you to achieve your best possible financial position in retirement, but it promotes a sustainable future too. At AustralianSuper, this overlays all our investment decisions. Super and a sustainable future Super is about your…

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/05/03/why-choose-a-super-fund-focused-on-esg/

Sort your super early

Date Published: 02/05/2022
Category: Member Benefits

“You’re only young once” – no doubt you’ve heard that one before. But when it comes to your super, being young means you’ve got time on your side. Lots of time to save for your far away retirement. And even better – lots of time to benefit from compound interest on your savings. One of the…

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/05/02/sort-your-super-early/

Why Stock Indexes Can Be Under-Diversified

Date Published: 02/05/2022
Category: Member Benefits

In 1976 John Vogel, founder of Vanguard Investments, began offering the first US-based Stock Index Fund. This marked the first time that investors and their advisers could easily purchase large collections of individual stocks at relatively low cost. This simple innovation would, in time, go on to change both the way people invest and the…

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/05/02/why-stock-indexes-can-be-under-diversified/

Member Benefits Update April 2022

Date Published: 03/04/2022
Category: Member Benefits

This month we’ve got new research on the gender super gap from Industry SuperFunds, the lowdown on ‘responsible investment’ and why it’s important, and all the latest popular union gear. Like the look of those Election corflutes above? Get your own here! ME is helping those who help everyone else ME is the bank making money good –…

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/04/03/member-benefits-update-april-2022/

AustralianSuper – leaders in responsible investment

Date Published: 30/03/2022
Category: Member Benefits

AustralianSuper has been recognised by the Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA) as a leading responsible investment super fund1. Responsible investment means being active on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues This supports the local economy, future industries, workers and communities. RIAA champions responsible investing and sustainable financial systems in Australia and New Zealand. Their annual…

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/03/30/australiansuper-leaders-in-responsible-investment%ef%bf%bc/

Rising Interest Rates Highlight the Benefits of Diversified Fixed Income Investing

Date Published: 30/03/2022
Category: Member Benefits

Interest rates are rising both here in Australia and across the globe. Because bond prices (and returns) are inversely related to interest rates, this generally means a poor environment for fixed income returns. Thus, investors may be asking themselves whether now the time is to get out of fixed income? As usual, however, panic and…

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/03/30/rising-interest-rates-highlight-the-benefits-of-diversified-fixed-income-investing%ef%bf%bc/

Member Benefits Update March 2022

Date Published: 04/03/2022
Category: Member Benefits

Welcome to the March edition of the Member Benefits newsletter. We’ve got an update on the household comfort report from Me, investment tips from Partnervest and heaps more. We’re also giving away 10 double passes to see the new film Morbius. Australian households face mixed picture, with long-term outlook gloomy According to ME Bank’s 10th anniversary…

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/03/04/member-benefits-update-march-2022/

Australian households face mixed picture, with long-term outlook gloomy.

Date Published: 04/03/2022
Category: Member Benefits

According to ME Bank’s 10th anniversary edition of ME’s Household Financial Comfort Report which quantifies how comfortable Australian households feel about their financial situation, many households have a gloomy outlook, with one in three predicting negative long-term impacts to their financial situation due to COVID-19. Financial comfort is sitting at 6.04 out of 10 in…

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/03/04/australian-households-face-mixed-picture-with-long-term-outlook-gloomy/

Only payday super will stop workers from being short-changed

Date Published: 03/03/2022
Category: Member Benefits

Just a few short months after ISA’s unpaid super seminar, ATO Commissioner Chris Jordan has conceded that only payday super will stop workers from being short-changed. This urgently-needed reform – discussed at length during our seminar in December ‘21 – forms a core part of ISA’s proposed plan to deliver better retirement outcomes for Australian…

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/03/03/only-payday-super-will-stop-workers-from-being-short-changed/

The Lessons of Facebook’s (now Meta) Problems for Building Wealth

Date Published: 03/03/2022
Category: Member Benefits

Anyone with an eye on financial markets would not have missed the shockwave that occurred when Meta Platforms (previously Facebook), (NASDAQ: FB) stock suffered a serious decline due to lower customer engagement figures and declining advertising revenue projections. We all know that the stock market can be a volatile place to invest but it can…

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/03/03/the-lessons-of-facebooks-now-meta-problems-for-building-wealth/