Member Benefits

How Industry Super Investments Support the Australian Economy

Date Published: 02/09/2022
Category: Member Benefits

You know that industry super funds work hard to support you in your retirement, but did you know that as well as providing excellent returns to members, industry super fund investments also create jobs, increase productivity and fuel economic growth?

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/09/02/how-industry-super-investments-support-the-australian-economy/

Separation and super

Date Published: 02/09/2022
Category: Member Benefits

In the best case scenario, an amicable decision on how much each person gets will be reached. If not, a court order might be necessary.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/09/02/separation-and-super/

How duration affects stocks and bonds

Date Published: 02/09/2022
Category: Member Benefits

Market volatility and uncertainty look likely to linger for a while. Stephen Dover examines how to navigate the current environment, and how the concept of duration plays a part within fixed income as well as equity investing.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/09/02/how-duration-affects-stocks-and-bonds%ef%bf%bc/

Remaining focused on the long-term as global factors impact short-term returns

Date Published: 02/09/2022
Category: Member Benefits

The financial year 2022 saw investment returns across the superannuation industry impacted by a range of global factors.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/09/02/remaining-focused-on-the-long-term-as-global-factors-impact-short-term-returns/

Three reasons why now may be time for dividends

Date Published: 03/08/2022
Category: Member Benefits

Written by Stephen Dover, CFA Chief Market Strategist, Franklin Templeton Institute – Partnervest is a division of Franklin Templeton Australia Limited (ABN 76 004 835 849, AFSL 240827). Over the last few years when non-dividend paying growth stocks were delivering significant double-digit gains in the span of months, it was easy to ignore the benefits…

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/08/03/three-reasons-why-now-may-be-time-for-dividends/

Super’s a safe port in stormy seas

Date Published: 03/08/2022
Category: Member Benefits

You may have heard that global interest rate rises, and inflation are among other factors causing volatility in financial markets. Over the course of a long-term investment like superannuation, some years of below average and even negative returns are expected, but these dips are smoothed out over time. Industry SuperFunds are particularly well-equipped to deal…

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/08/03/supers-a-safe-port-in-stormy-seas/

Insurance that works as hard as you do

Date Published: 03/08/2022
Category: Member Benefits

Insurance cover is essential in providing financial protection and security to you and your family, especially when working in high risk conditions, like working from heights, working underground or in confined spaces. Cbus Super offer insurance to suit the risks our members face every day, providing financial support when they really need it.  Cover you…

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/08/03/insurance-that-works-as-hard-as-you-do/

Celebrate 30 years of Australia’s compulsory superannuation system

Date Published: 08/07/2022
Category: Member Benefits

This month, we celebrate 30 years of Australia’s compulsory superannuation system. That’s 30-years and $3.5 trillion-worth of improved retirement outcomes for Australian workers. This is a significant achievement, and it’s in no small part owed to every union member who has helped establish, advocate for, and defend our world-class and world-renowned retirement income system. Super…

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/07/08/celebrate-30-years-of-australias-compulsory-superannuation-system/

Fairer representation for women

Date Published: 08/07/2022
Category: Member Benefits

At HESTA, we believe the time for rhetoric about gender balance is over. That’s why we launched 40:40 Vision back in October 2020 with the support of industry partners Chief Executive Women, the Australian Council of Superannuation Investors, 30% Club and the Workplace Gender Equality Agency. 40:40 Vision calls on companies to make a public…

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/07/08/fairer-representation-for-women/

Australian Fixed Income – Dislocations and Potential Opportunity

Date Published: 08/07/2022
Category: Member Benefits

To say the past year been a difficult year for Australian fixed income markets, would be a gross understatement. In fact, February was the worst single month on record for Australian Government bond performance. For a sense of how challenging things have been, let’s look at two examples from the Australian Government Bond curve: the…

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/07/08/australian-fixed-income-dislocations-and-potential-opportunity/