Superannuation fund administration migrations – how to get it right

Trustees regularly put their administration up for tender and a successful bid often results in a fund migration. This may be between administrators or just platforms within an administrator. Each migration is unique and presents its own set of challenges and disruptions…

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Royal commission: organisations best to check rear-view mirror before rushing forward

QMV recently hosted a panel of insurance and superannuation leaders to discuss the path forward post the royal commission. The purpose of the event was to share initiatives and ideas that will drive an industry-wide transformation around people, process and technology.

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QMV celebrates ten years in style

QMV recently celebrated our ten-year anniversary at Mornington Peninsula's internationally acclaimed Moonah Links Golf Resort. Getting out of our suits and away from the city allowed us to pause, connect with one another and reflect on the many achievements and challenges since the company was formed in 2008. 

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Best-interests duty is not that complicated

The Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry has thrown some light onto the superannuation sector’s conduct while left alone in the dark with the retirement savings of Australians.

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Take control to restore public trust in financial services

The risks of managing other people's money have been laid bare over the course of the ongoing Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services. Taking a closer look at the internal control environment is a sensible place to start rebuilding trust.

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QMV relocates to new Sydney office

QMV has moved into new Sydney offices situated on Clarence Street. Our permanent base in Sydney is fast approaching twelve months and we sincerely thank QMV's valued clients and friends for their backing. 

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QMV expands Sydney office appointing new principal consultant Wendy Colaço

QMV has appointed Wendy Colaço as principal consultant to lead QMV's Sydney office and provide consulting services to QMV clients. Wendy is a highly driven and energetic professional who joins the team at a period of significant growth.

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Superannuation fund operational expenditure - increasing or decreasing?

Data recently released by APRA provides a high-level picture of the trends in operational expenditure by most large superannuation funds in Australia. 

QMV’s analysis of the data shows that since 2004, with the growing scale of assets within the superannuation system means…

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Rethinking superannuation data and member engagement

Many super funds are investing heavily in data profiling and predictive analytics solutions which promise to unlock a tidal wave of insights, often geared toward improving “member engagement”. Indeed, the term “actionable insights” has been dropped countless times across the latest financial services conferences. 

But mostly, these analytics solutions are just providing more data — not insights – and it is no wonder.

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Pre 2018-19 Commonwealth Budget - what might be in store for the superannuation system?

After a busy few years of regulatory change, the 2018-19 Commonwealth budget is shaping up to continue the trend as yet another important policy intersection for the Australian superannuation and pensions system.

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Make way Superannuation Complaints Tribunal (SCT) here comes the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA)

The Australian Financial Complaints Authority will replace the Superannuation Complaints Tribunal; the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS); and the Credit and Investments Ombudsman (CIO), no later than 1 November 2018.

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Move over alpha: the impact of the rise of smart beta, passive investing and ETFs on retirement savings

Investment performance might ebb and flow like the tide, but fees are as certain as death and taxes. This truth – enabled by advances in data processing – has underpinned the rise of cheaper ways of investing over the past decade.

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MEDIA RELEASE: “Open super” an opportunity for smart super funds

The superannuation industry should prepare for an “open super” regime in the next few years, in light of current moves towards “open data” and “open banking” and the fundamental shift in the balance of power in the information economy, says Jonathan Steffanoni, principal consultant – legal and risk at QMV.

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ASFA Conference 2017 - the underlying truth

The underlying truth of ASFA 2017 was that if your data quality is not there, there is nothing a superannuation fund, insurer, bank or any company can do with any degree of success or comfort that it is fail proof (be that decision making, innovation, transformation or just good governance).

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MEDIA RELEASE: Fund consolidation, regulatory scrutiny and data trends to dominate 2018 super landscape

A continued regulatory focus on member outcomes will dominate the superannuation industry in 2018 and contribute to the continued consolidation of funds, says Mr Jonathan Steffanoni, Principal Consultant, Legal & Risk, QMV.

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