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Apr 20, 2021

Financial wellness: The top 5 strategies to improve member engagement

Are you using the best strategies to generate member engagement in your financial wellness programs? We have identified five best practices for developing strategies to support member retention and growth in super funds.

Apr 16, 2021

Reduce employee stress with a financial wellness strategy

Even before the global coronavirus pandemic disrupted the global economy, financial stress was already being widely reported by as many as 60% of Australian workers. Almost 50% of Australian workers spent more than three hours per week dealing with financially related issues, and the concern over having financial difficulties had increased to 71% of employees in 2019.

Apr 13, 2021

SS&C podcast addresses how Super funds can support financial wellness

A recent study by AMP found that financial stress impacts two in five workers during their careers and costs Australian businesses an estimated $31.1 billion per year in lost revenue. In an on-demand SS&C podcast hosted by Shaun McKenna Senior Director – Product, Sales and Client Relations, SS&C Technologies, we discuss the issue of financial wellness with our guests Steve Freeborn, Head of Superannuation, Rice Warner, and Shannon O’Shea, Partner and Head of Member Services, Aon, and address ways Superannuation funds can support the financial wellness of members.

Jan 27, 2021

Superannuation funds need digital tools to engage and support members

Are Australian superannuation fund providers doing enough to communicate with their members and support their financial wellness? SS&C’s recent Superannuation Stealth Survey measured members’ perceptions of their fund’s digital tools and communication methods. The results revealed several areas of opportunity for Australian superannuation funds to engage members through more effective content, gaining a competitive advantage in retention through members’ education and financial wellness.

Jan 20, 2021

The next big shift—acquisitions to loans

Over the past three or four years, there has been a shift from acquisitions to lending among real assets investors. Commercial real estate prices increased starting in 2008 when acquisitions of both residential and commercial real estate were quite high.  The shift from acquisitions to lending to real asset owners/investors in need of capital is fast becoming a new trend. Lenders are able to earn on the interest of the loans rather than commit to an asset—particularly commercial which has seen a drop in value. That drop has been most dramatic during the pandemic, although the decline was beginning prior to March 2020. Investors who may have diminishing values in their real estate portfolio can turn to private capital to provide needed liquidity—particularly during the recent volatility in the market. 

Dec 9, 2020

Three factors driving the global advice gap

Across the globe, there is an advice gap where a significant proportion of the population does not have access to or feels that they can afford financial advice.

Three main reasons for this include perceived high cost, the method used to deliver advice, and consumer perceptions.

Nov 12, 2020

SS&C Leading Fund Administrator in Asia-Pacific-Focused for Private Capital Funds

Preqin has named SS&C GlobeOp the #1 fund administrator by number of known Asia-Pacific-focused private capital funds serviced. In the wake of continued growth in the region over the past three years, the rankings recognize the most active service providers supporting the private capital industry in the Asia-Pacific region.

Nov 11, 2020

Survey: New digital tools needed to engage superannuation fund members

SS&C recently conducted a Superannuation Stealth Survey to measure members’ perceptions of digital tools and communication channels. Our research found that there is a huge opportunity for Australian superannuation funds to deliver more engaging communications and gain a competitive advantage in retention through new technology.

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