2021 NAB Superannuation FX Hedging Survey SUPER EVOLUTION

Insights important to the super fund community

Our 10th biennial survey – the only survey of its kind to examine hedging techniques in Australia – captures the shifting priorities in a rapidly changing landscape. Download the summary of the 2019 findings or for deeper insights, request the full analysis.

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Our Head of FX Investor Sales APAC and Head of FX Research joins ASFA CEO to discuss the 2021 survey.

Listed companies and superannuation funds can lift returns and boost Australia’s economic growth if they work together, the recent 2019 Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia heard.

The recent NAB Super Evolution conference considered the implications of low interest rates on investments and asset allocations, and how that could affect superannuation returns.

Amid an expensive market and an uncertain global economy, fund managers are cautioning discipline, though there are opportunities for investors to look outside traditional markets and work on assets.

The super sector will undergo changes in the next five years that will bring fewer and larger funds, more intrusive regulators and a sharp focus on returns and fees, says Martin Fahy, chief executive officer of the Association of Superannuation Funds Australia.

In a rapidly consolidating sector, trustees must consider many factors as they eye potential tie-ups.

Our 9th biennial survey – the only survey of its kind to examine hedging techniques of Australian super funds – captures their shifting priorities in this rapidly changing landscape.

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations are fast becoming incorporated into mainstream practice across all sectors of business.

Technology has already revolutionised back offices at superannuation funds and wealth management businesses, and is soon to transform customer service as well.

Australia’s superannuation funds are turning to venture capital for the outsized returns the sector can generate and to diversify their portfolios, the 2018 ASFA Conference heard.

Australia’s superannuation funds should seriously consider infrastructure investment opportunities that help build the nation, NAB Chief Customer Officer of Consumer Banking, and former Premier of New South Wales, Mike Baird, says.

Aussie superfunds face a world where investment themes are changing and there’s a continued search for yield. NAB’s latest Superannuation FX Hedging survey indicates they’re up to the challenge.

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