Change or be Changed: Are super funds prepared?

Change or be Changed: Are super funds prepared?


What you need to know

How well are Australian super funds taking charge of their future?


Today’s $2.8 trillion industry is at a turning point. Disruptive technologies, demographic shifts, changing member expectations, and financial and regulatory pressures are all converging on the superannuation industry to create a unique set of issues that funds must try and manage.

In 2017 we sat down with Australian fund executives to find out what keeps them up at night as they plan for the future and attempt to solve an expanding list of challenges. The findings reveal an industry somewhat frozen in the face of external pressures. At a critical moment in time, this begs the question – if funds are not willing to change themselves, will someone else change them?

In 2019, with regulatory and government reform the same issues faced in 2017, we are facing today.

In ‘Change or Be Changed’ Mercer’s 2020 Super Fund Executive Report, you will find out:

  • Where funds are looking for growth
  • How funds see consolidation impacting them
  • How they assess themselves
  • Their thoughts on government and regulation
  • What funds worry about the most
  • Opinions on retention, investment returns, scale and much more

Change or be changed launch event from Mercer Perspectives on Vimeo.

 
 

 
"68% believe there will be consolidation between the funds, but only 13% expects it to be theirs."
 
Change or be Changed: Are super funds prepared?


 
 
 

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How well are Australian super funds taking charge of their future?


Our now $2.8 trillion industry is at a turning point. Disruptive technologies, demographic shifts, changing member expectations, and financial and regulatory pressures are all converging on the superannuation industry to create a unique set of issues that funds must try and manage.

In 2017 we sat down with Australian fund executives to find out what keeps them up at night as they plan for the future and attempt to solve an expanding list of challenges. The findings reveal an industry somewhat frozen in the face of external pressures much the same as it is today.

With 2020 around the corner we look back on this report and ask – have you considered your next super move?

How we can help

Over 40 years of outsourced superannuation experience


As Australia’s longest-serving superannuation specialist, we work with many of the nation’s leading funds to create a different kind of value – one that focuses on understanding each client’s unique objectives to create a tailored solution that aligns with their long-term vision of success. 

We provide fully-outsourced administration and exceptional customer experiences for many of Australia’s largest super funds, and we’ve been providing superannuation and investment advice in Australia for over 40 years.  

Types of funds we work with include industry funds, master trusts, and employer funds, covering defined contribution, defined benefit, and hybrid plans, allocated pensions, transition to retirement allocated pensions, and lifetime pensions.

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Darren Stevens
Partner, Head of Corporate Superannuation


Brian Zanker
Partner, Head of Business Development
 
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