We interview a former investment specialist who is now a retirement coach to find out why retirement coaching is important and how it can help you.
Congratulations to our competition winners and new members, Dean D’Ambrosi and Mitchell Brannink. Both have taken home 120,000 Qantas Points.
Congratulations to Thomas Faber, Glenn King and Teresa Mak, who have each won 60,000 Qantas Points.
Qantas Domestic’s Head of Performance Financial Planning, Hendrik Van Calcar, has been elected to the Qantas Superannuation Limited Board.
On 1 July 2018, the Insurance in Superannuation Voluntary Code of Practice comes into effect. Learn about the code and our position.
From 4 April 2018, the Cash investment option will be invested solely into a bank account with ANZ Bank.
This change will mean a slightly higher rate of return compared to historical returns generated by the Cash investment option. ANZ will pay interest on the cash held in the account at a rate equal to the Reserve Bank of Australia rate plus 0.75% p.a.
Effective immediately, Qantas Super will no longer invest in tobacco manufacturers. We are currently selling the small holdings we own.
In announcing the decision, Chief Investment Officer Andrew Spence said: “Given the negative social costs and health problems associated with smoking, tobacco is at risk of becoming obsolete with growing acknowledgement globally that there is no safe level of usage of the product.
In line with the change in the private sector average weekly ordinary time earnings (AWOTE) for the 12 months to 30 November 2017, the exit fee paid by members in Qantas Super Gateway will change from 1 April 2018.
Qantas Super has reaped a whopping $200 million from the recent historic sale of the Asian renewable energy company, Equis. This money will all go into your super – you’ll see it through higher investment returns.
There’s been lots of coverage about share market performance in the past few days. These movements are a normal part of investing for the long-term. You may find this information useful.