The changing nature of work and working life

Governance and Performance in superanuation fund management - an issues and research design paper 2009

Client:  Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees

This research project analysed the relationship between governance and performance in the Australian superannuation industry. The industry has developed around a range of differing fund governance arrangements. A clear differentiation here is the development of different fund types, including corporate, public sector, industry and retail master trusts. The research produced a review of fund governance research and results of research on the relationship between governance and fund performance. The main motivation for the research was to test whether differential fund performance can be detected between fund-types. Subsequent research will use different governance attributes that cut across fund types to test for performance effects. The research was funded by the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees.

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