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Australia's superannuation funds are responsible for building sustainable retirement outcomes for more than 16 million people. The $3.5 trillion superannuation industry is at a crossroads. Consolidation, regulation, increasing member expectations and a new investment paradigm are reshaping the retirement landscape at an unprecedented pace.
In this report, we share data from an industry-wide survey and perspectives on the future of super from 12 leading executives, whose funds collectively manage close to $1 trillion in assets.
Learn the key takeaways from J.P. Morgan’s new report that features industry-wide data and perspectives on the future of super.
Nick Paparo: On behalf of J.P. Morgan, we are incredibly proud to share the Future of Super Report. This inaugural report combines the perspectives from twelve leading executives with data gathered from an industry wide survey. This video shares some of these highlights and we hope you enjoy reading the full report.
Watch time | 1:25
The report reveals new insights that will strengthen the sector and help deliver on its promise to bolster retirement incomes. Its major findings include:
Half of industry executives believe the pace of mergers – already at record levels – will accelerate over the next few years.
This chart shows that over 50% of survey respondents believe that by 2025 there will be a reduction in superannuation funds – 175 funds down to less than 75.
About three-quarters of funds think "Your Future, Your Super" will result in more benchmark-like returns.
This chart shows that 76.79% of survey respondents believe that "Your Future, Your Super" will result in a more benchmark-like return. 10.71% believe the regulation will reduce the level of overall risk. 7.14% believe there will be other impacts, 3.57% said there would be no change and 1.79% believe that more volatility will be generated.
Almost two-thirds of funds rated new regulation requirements as their biggest challenge over the next three years. It will have impacts on costs, people and overall outcomes to their members.
*Respondents were able to choose up to a maximum of 3 answers. Top 3 responses shown. This chart shows the top 3 challenges facing superannuation funds: #1 Compliance/Meeting new regulations; #2 Retaining or attracting new members; #3 Net investment performance.