Author Archive | Ramani Venkatramani

A lesson in bargaining, Medibank-style

The Medibank sale was carefully handled to ensure not much was left on the table, but that did not prevent a scramble for shares. Both retail investors and institutions were allocated a fraction of their bids.

Roy Morgan switching super

Superannuation switching intentions

* Roy Morgan Research says almost 7% of investors in retail super funds are ‘very likely’ to switch to another fund in the next year. Here’s the chart featuring all major super providers.

Death duties, where angels fear to tread

When the government is struggling to fund its budget deficit, it is naive to ignore a potential untapped and equitable revenue source while more complex taxes, such as those aimed at superannuation, are dreamed up.