Archive for August 14th, 2017

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    Super and circuses—it’s all about performance.

    AustralianSuper’s Terry Charalambous has vivid memories of ‘Ovo’, the Cirque du Soleil production that toured Australia in 2013. “A magical night”, he recalls with a smile, “the theatrics, the costumes, the acrobatics… it was ...   
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    A holistic view of preparing for retirement

    There’s plenty of information out there on the financial implications of retiring – but what about the psychology of retiring? The experience of retirement, for those lucky enough to experience it, varies across countries and cultures. ...   
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    How to spot the next Facebook, Google or Tesla

    All these companies started with an idea, passionate innovators and venture capital. Venture capital is funding provided to start-ups and small businesses by private investors or venture capital companies. It plays an important role in the ...   
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    Can Australia’s record economic run continue?

    While Australia hasn’t been immune from the fallout from the global financial crisis, it fared better than most other developed countries. In fact, Australia is the only developed economy not to have had a recession between 1992 and 2016....   
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    Succession planning — the path to a successful handover

    How stable is your C-suite? Is your management team in it for the long haul? While you’d like to answer “very” and “yes” to these questions, in all probability you can’t be certain. Which brings succession planning firmly into f...   
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    How active ownership benefits members

    As Australia’s largest super fund, AustralianSuper is a sizeable investor in Australian and international companies on behalf of its members. And being an active owner is an important part of how AustralianSuper makes investment decisions...   
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    How mentoring helped KPMG’s leadership team become better leaders

    Ask Ted Acutt of KPMG about challenges facing the organisation’s leaders and his very candid response points to the limitations that come from thinking ‘this is just the way we do things’ as opposed to challenging processes. ‘Someti...   
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    It’s been a strong financial year for members

    AustralianSuper’s Balanced option is one of the year’s top performing funds, returning 12.44% for the year to 30 June 2017 in its eighth consecutive year of positive returns*. The Balanced option for retirement income accounts returned ...