November 2017

Managing-climate-risk

In this edition, we look at how we manage climate risk across your investments, the ins and outs of going guarantor and three TED talks that might make you think differently about money, plus much more.


November 2017

Personal Accounts have landed

Over the years, many members have told us they'd like their broader network to be able to join us too. We've listened. Now your family and former UniSuper members can join us through Personal Accounts.

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UniSuper rated one of Australia's lowest-fee super and pension funds

UniSuper is among the lowest-fee super and pension funds, according to Chant West’s most recent fee surveys.

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Episode #10: The ‘great’ budgeting gender divide

Marta was riled recently by research suggesting young women are confident with short-term budgeting, but struggle with longer-term finances. So we called two UniSuper members who did the research to dig deeper into their findings.

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Five questions for the Chief Investment Officer - November 2017

This month we discuss Australia’s debt bubble, our Global Companies in Asia investment option, and reveal how we voted on the remuneration report of a leading Australian bank—and why.

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Five tips for raising money confident kids

Children often learn their attitudes towards money from home. So one of the most valuable lessons you can pass on is a healthy approach to managing money.

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Managing climate risk

As a long-term investor, managing the risks of major stress events is something we take seriously—especially climate risk and adaption.

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Is a ‘transition to retirement’ strategy still right for me?

Since 1 July 2017, government changes to super affected members thinking about or already using a transition to retirement (TTR) strategy. If you’re one of them, here are a few things to consider.

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Member profile: Kids and fake news

The rise of ‘fake news’ might seem like old news to adults, but what about its effect on children? We spoke to UniSuper member Dr Joanne Orlando, researcher at Western Sydney University and expert in the field of children and technology, to find out more.

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Latest on first home and 'downsizer' super proposals

Two proposed changes to super announced in the Government’s May 2017 Budget could have significant impacts for first home buyers and homeowners considering downsizing.

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Three TED talks to make you think differently about money

From innovative saving strategies, questioning salary secrecy, to buying happiness, we found these three TED talks challenged the way we think about money.

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To ‘go guarantor’ or not?

It’s no secret that housing affordability in Australia has made it harder for many first homebuyers to break into the housing market—but there are options available to explore.

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We need to talk about the other super gap

When we think about the retirement savings gap, the gender gap generally comes to mind. But another rarely discussed gap sees the average indigenous Australian likely to retire with 27% less super than non-indigenous Australians.

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Aged care: Expanding our advice for your loved ones

Navigating the complex world of aged care for your loved ones can be daunting—both emotionally and financially. That’s why we recently launched a specialised new aged care financial advice service to help guide you.

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