Superannuation funds such as Hostplus and First State Super can be considered trailblazers among their peers in the way they are investing in early-stage start-up companies.
Australia’s plodding superannuation funds have begun investing into start-up firms to gain outsized returns. It’s risky, but potentially rewarding.
The country's smaller superannuation funds are under pressure to merge to gain critical mass, but doing so is no easy process.
As many as two-thirds of not-for-profit superannuation funds in Australia may lack the scale to survive a proposed overhaul of the system. But some in the industry question the plan.
Superannuation funds are seeking the inclusion of more financing layers, notably mezzanine debt, in infrastructure investment deals, say sources.
With steady yield hard to come by, superannuation funds are taking bold steps to satisfy their thirst for infrastructure, such as by making unsolicited proposals for regulated assets.