Your home for profit-to-member Super
Join the leading voice in profit-to-member super
Our full list of member super funds
View the upcoming courses in your city
AIST's flagship educational program
Explore the history, rules and regulations of superannuation and how it fits into Australia’s economic landscape – and become RG146 compliant.
Listing of all upcoming events
The premier idea sharing and networking event for Australia’s $1.5 trillion profit-to-member super sector
AIST's annual Superannuation Investment conference
Research, insights and advocacy on the most pressing topics in super
Our response to changes in the political and policy environment
From AIST's governance code to practical guidance and toolkits
Industry news, latest resources and event updates
Stay connected to the latest policy news
Photo, audio and video content
Our mission, vision and values
Meet our team
Our board of directors, constitution and committees
News, insights and resources as they unfold.
Stay up-to-date with the issues affecting super.
12 April 2019
AIST has responded to a Treasury paper on the Financial Services Royal Commission recommendation about the enforceability of financial services industry codes. We supported industry codes as a means of lifting standards or for assessing if community expectations and members best interests are being met.
10 April 2019
Following extensive consultation with profit-to-member funds, AIST has made a submission to the APRA Capability Review chaired by Graeme Samuel AC.
05 April 2019
This submission raises concerns that the latest fee and cost disclosure proposals from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) will deny consumers who invest their super through platforms and managed investment schemes (MIS) important consumer protection measures.
29 March 2019
AIST strongly supports the removal of the current exemption of insurance claims handling as a ‘financial service’. We query the basis for any exemptions if insurance claims handling becomes a ‘financial service’.
22 March 2019
AIST supports this exposure draft legislation which will see the end of grandfathered conflicted remuneration on financial products. We believe that the 2021 implementation date is too late, and this measure must be implemented as soon as possible.
20 March 2019
AIST does not support the requirement to mandate CIPRs as a default retirement income product to members. AIST supports effective disclosure and continuing efforts to simplify and improve disclosure for members, and supports the initiative of Government to ensure that this extends to retirement income products.
07 March 2019
AIST has raised concerns with Treasury about the challenges involved in smoothly implementing some of the key measures. The regulations contain detail about the communications to be sent to inactive members with insurance, calculation of the fee cap, and arrangements for the transfer of accounts to and from the ATO.
20 February 2019
In this submission, AIST argues that access to superannuation to solve policy issues should be as a last resort, and policy change needs to be carefully thought through to avoid unintended consequences.
01 February 2019
AIST welcomes the opportunity to present our Pre-Budget Submission for 2019-20. Our submission presents a longer-term view of problems facing superannuation into the future, with recommendations designed to address these.
25 January 2019
AIST believes that the reporting framework does not presently meet its objectives and APRA needs to change its focus to include members’ best interest. Reporting standards do not enable system performance assessment. AIST calls for a comprehensive data and reporting framework to be implemented, with a specification of what is needed to benchmark system performance.