Earlier access to super a key benefit of transition to retirement income stream

by John Wasiliev   19 Oct 2017  Australian Financial Review One of the strategic changes to superannuation rules from July 1 was the loss by a transition to retirement income stream (TRIS) not in retirement phase of its entitlement to tax-free investment earnings, a concession that is now restricted to retirement phase pensions. Given a widely-held claim that…

Where there’s a will

Noel Whittaker  Sunday Times  17 Sept 2017 People’s attitudes to money are amazing. They’ll spend most of their lives working for it, worrying about it, and fighting over it, yet many won’t give more than a passing thought to what will happen to it when they die. Nearly 50 percent of people die without a…

The Samsung Way

By Steve Blizard Twenty years ago, few people predicted that Samsung could transform itself from a low-cost equipment manufacturer to a world leader in R&D, marketing, and design. Founded in 1938 by Lee Byung-chul as a trading company, the Samsung Group has grown to employing more than 489,000 workers worldwide, and revenue at $305 billion in 2014.…

Industry super funds spend $37 million on advertising

by Sally Patten   7 Sept 2017  Australian Financial Review Industry superannuation funds spent more than $37 million last year to promote themselves in the media, 54 per cent more than their retail super scheme rivals. Figures compiled for The Australian Financial Review using data from AQX Standard Fusion show that the bulk of the difference in media spend…