Set out below are all SuperGuide articles that relate to Super investing strategies.
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The way the super industry tends to invest your money can be compared to a team sport, which more often than not involves third parties to execute investment strategies on their behalf.
New research indicates a fresh determination among Australia’s largest super funds to act on climate change risks.
The past financial year has been one of the most volatile on record for stock markets, yet almost every Australian super fund has delivered similar returns. This not only demonstrates that super funds very rarely make large calls about when to buy and sell, it also gives an insight into what we should do when making our own investment decisions.
The three drivers of investment success are time, returns and risk. Try to remove risk and in time you’ll rue your lost returns.
When markets fall by as much, and as quickly, as they have recently, it’s easy to conclude that it’s time to move all your assets into a safer haven.
When sharemarkets fall and people start panicking, it’s easy to think the best solution is to sell your investments or swap out of your super fund investment option. But it’s a decision that could cost you dearly.
The Coronavirus pandemic is taking the world into unchartered waters, both in terms of public health and personal wealth.
We look at whether you can rid your super of fossil fuels, and how a renewable energy portfolio might affect your nest egg.
On the surface, industry funds have a lot in common. Not only have they outperformed retail funds, but they have also pioneered largescale investment in unlisted assets. Is that the secret to their success or is there more going on?
While climate change is front of mind for many Australians during a summer of catastrophic bushfires, it is just one of many environmental, social and governance issues driving a growing investor demand for sustainable investments.
If you’re a member of a big super fund, chances are you are a part-owner in an airport, a pipeline or a major shipping port. So why have super funds embraced infrastructure and what’s in it for you as a super fund member?
The investment assets of many super funds are far from transparent – both publicly and for fund members. It’s a situation the government has tried to remedy over a number of years, but from 31 December 2020 all that’s changing.
If you’d like more control over how your super is invested, we have prepared a simple guide to what responsible investment means when it comes to super.
When it comes to delivering a good investment return to their fund members, super funds mix a variety of investment assets and structures together. To understand what your super fund is doing on your behalf, it’s worth learning a little more about these investments – particularly whether they are listed or unlisted.
What’s your risk profile and why is it key to one of the most important decisions you can make when it comes to boosting your super account?