WSSA appoints new CEO and President

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Workplace Super Specialists Australia (WSSA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Mann, of True Direction Financial, to the role of CEO and David Harvie, from Shadforth Financial Group as President. Mr Mann succeeds retiring CEO Douglas Latto, while Mr Harvie has taken over the reins from Terry Rhodes. “I would like to thank […]

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WSSA: The future lies in wellness

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Advisers specialising in the workplace superannuation space are ideally placed to offer online financial wellness programmes, according to Workplace Super Specialists Australia (WSSA) President, Terry Rhodes and should be looking to broaden their service offer to include these types of initiatives. “Workplace super specialists are in the best place to provide financial education literacy to […]

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WSSA responds to Productivity Commission MySuper Review

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Fewer superannuation funds, reduced innovation and less competition within superannuation funds could be the future of superannuation in Australia if the Government chooses to go down the path of a tender or auction for fund selection, which looks to restrict the number of default funds to a maximum of 10. According to the Workplace Super […]

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What does Financial Wellness look like?

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Australians are on a huge spectrum of Workplace Financial Wellness with only 6% classified as ‘superstars’, and 12% as ‘financially unwell’ meaning they are in desperate need of financial help. According to the Workplace Super Specialists Australia (WSSA) who developed its Financial Wellness index in conjunction with CoreData, financial wellness is: A state of being […]

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WSSA Financial Wellness Index : Australians are not well

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The Workplace Super Specialists Australia (WSSA) Financial Wellness Index has found almost two in five Australian workers are in dire need of improving their financial wellbeing, with only one in three considered truly financially well. According to CoreData who conducted the research on behalf of the WSSA, just over one in three or 39% of […]

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WSSA Financial Wellness Index to uncover day-to-day financial reality

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Workplace Super Specialists Australia (WSSA) has partnered with CoreData Research to canvass the views of everyday working Australians on their financial wellness. Launching its Financial Wellness Index at its annual conference in Sydney on 26 August, the research asks Australians to evaluate their financial confidence, literacy, feelings and attitudes around all things financial. From the […]

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WSSA to launch Financial Wellness Index

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Workplace Super Specialists Australia (WSSA) will launch its Financial Wellness Index at its annual conference to be held in Sydney on 26th August at the Four Seasons Hotel. The WSSA Financial Wellness Index will provide a real measure of the financial stress felt by employees by quantifying the impact a range of financial issues have […]

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WSSA submission calls for revising of super’s primary objective

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Workplace Super Specialists Australia (WSSA) is calling on Treasury to make the primary objective of superannuation more meaningful to working Australians. The WSSA made the call in a submission responding to an Australian Government invitation to provide feedback on its Objective of Superannuation Discussion Paper issued last month. An association that represents workplace superannuation specialist […]

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Corporate super specialists rebrand as Workplace Super Specialists Australia

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The Corporate Super Specialist Alliance (CSSA), an association that represents workplace superannuation specialist advisory businesses, has rebranded as Workplace Super Specialists Australia (WSSA). WSSA CEO, Douglas Latto, said, “What our members are really focused on is bringing financial education to the workplace. We believe our new name better reflects the type of work our members […]

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Remove vested interests from MySuper

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Assertions made by The Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption, suggesting that industry funds are paying substantial sums to the unions with which they are associated, come as no surprise to the Corporate Super Specialists Alliance (CSSA). “The union’s negotiating and bargaining agreements would obviously be drawn to promote the industry fund to […]

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