Consequences of the Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority’s Investment Performance Tests
8 Pages Posted: 13 Jul 2021
Date Written: July 11, 2021
The Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority (APRA) has introduced for MySuper products a publicly available comparison of investment performance over three-year rolling periods and will be introducing a similar longer-term comparison under the Your Future Your Super Performance Test. The investment performance will be compared to a reference portfolio. This paper considers the effect of holding illiquid assets and “active” investment management as part of a superannuation fund portfolio and concludes the APRA tests may have undesirable consequences for superannuation fund members.
Keywords: APRA regulation, Investment strategy, Illiquid assets. Member outcomes
JEL Classification: D14, D18, G2,
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