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Investment Update

Our investment updates keep you informed about what’s happening in investment markets and how your superannuation is performing.

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Here’s a look at what’s been happening in investment markets recently and what it means for your superannuation. Interest rates to remain higher for longer In the last quarter of the 2022-2023 financial year, data suggested inflation was slowing, though it remained high and needed to come down further. With inflation moderating, financial markets believed […]

In the October Market Update, Frontier’s Principal Consultant Kuek Chyuan (KC) Low comments on the state of the markets, and notes while we have a new Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, the RBA’s policy remains the same. As a result of ongoing concern about inflation, the market is now pricing in a ‘higher […]

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From The CEO, Bill Watson For First Super and its 50,000 members, the 2022/23 financial year was a year of positive investment returns and Fund growth. We outperformed many larger funds with our investment returns. The MySuper/Balanced accumulation option, where most of our members’ super is invested, returned 9.44% for 2022/23.1 Pleasingly, our Balanced Accumulation […]

Dr. Shahana Kalyan Mukherjee (Capital markets and asset allocation) gives the September Market Update, explaining how the focus continues to be on central bank decisions. Most central banks have continued to increase interest rates or maintained a tightening monetary policy stance, however the RBA left the cash rate unchanged at 4.1% at its September meeting, […]

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Your Fund continued to deliver strong returns in 2023, despite market uncertainty. We achieved positive returns for all investment options and outperformed several larger funds. Our Balanced option was a top 10 performer over the last three years, according to rankings from superannuation ratings agency SuperRatings to 30 June 20231. Investment option Investment returns from […]

In its August Update, Frontier Advisors discusses moves by the international central banks to raise their cash rates, and how the Reserve Bank of Australia’s approach differs. It outlines how, using US inflation as a guide, Australia’s inflation should continue to moderate, however the risk is still that it remains ‘sticky’ given the labour market […]

July market update from Frontier Advisors In the July market update, Frontier Advisors Senior Consultant KC Low reviews the 22/23 financial year. He covers what happened in financial markets, the impact of inflation, the performance of superannuation funds, the RBA decision to keep interest rates on hold, and what may lie ahead. Interviewed by Frontier’s […]

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Here’s a look at what’s been happening in investment markets recently and what it means for your superannuation. The big picture Our last update questioned whether all the rapid interest rate rises by central banks across the globe were having the desired impact. Data suggests inflation is slowing but remains high and needs to come […]