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Equity derivative fund to deliver 8 per cent yield

The hunt for yield is moving into exotic territory, with the launch of a fund that uses equity derivatives to deliver an 8 per cent return. Clime Investment Management’s Clime Income Enhancer Fund has been developed in partnership with US-based…

Shining the spotlight on best and worst MySuper accounts

Underperforming superannuation funds are set to merge or shut down if improvements are not made quickly. The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) will be looking for significant change from poorly performing superannuation funds, following the release of its MySuper heatmap.…

Active fund persistence is weak

Only a minority of high-performing Australian managed funds persist in outperforming their benchmarks or stay in their respective top quartiles over consecutive years, a new study shows. According to an S&P Dow Jones Indices report, Persistence of Australian Active Funds,…

SMSF auditors slated in ATO report card

SMSF trustees should be on high alert after only a minority of SMSF auditors came out of a regulatory review unscathed. The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has revealed the results from its audit of 51 of the top 100 SMSF…

Lifecycle fund pros and cons

Q: I was reading the APRA heatmap report, which rates the performance of MySuper products, and I saw reference to lifecycle products. What are they? A: Lifecycle strategies have become increasingly popular in recent years and now account for around…

The New Criterion

Bored with the Big Four? Tired of Telstra? Have Coles and Woolworths exceeded their shelf life? For yield chasing investors, the small cap sector can offer attractive dividends based on sound and sustainable earnings. Many of these dividends delights are…

Kavanagh

Parliament has passed a controversial bill that removes the entitlement to the main residence capital gains tax exemption for foreign residents and, arguably, denies expatriates a legitimate tax exemption Despite taking the bill off the table last year to review…