Publications

LATEST – Right Lane Review – The importance of offering quality pro bono consulting services

We recently sat down with Jill Prior, Principal Legal Officer and co-founder of LACW, to hear her reflections on why being able to access quality pro bono consulting services is so important, and how Right Lane has been able to support the LACW board by supplying both an external lens and a process that was grounded in theory, knowledge and practice.

Budget changes picking ‘winners’ and ‘losers’ in the super system

20 October 2020

The changes announced in the recent Budget, aimed at improving efficiency in the super system, are in essence picking the ‘winners’ and the ‘losers’ in the system. The stapling of accounts and spotlight on fees and performance is likely to escalate switching behaviour while reducing the prominence of the default distribution market, which may shrink to less than 220,000 accounts annually. The battle ground for member acquisition will shift to ‘direct to consumer’ distribution, a market which is estimated to be approximately 1 million accounts annually, currently dominated by a handful of large funds.

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Strategic impact for local government: 5 ways to ‘power up’ your council strategic planning process

4 October 2020

With council planning season fast approaching in Victoria, the 5 steps identified here provide councils with valuable insights to apply to their strategic planning process, and to assist in truly bringing strategic impact back into focus.

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The value of a robust diagnosis: be better prepared for this year’s council planning process

4 October 2020

With council plans due for review in the coming months in Victoria, we recommend councils invest time in a diagnosis of their strategic context to inform upcoming decisions.

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Strategy execution: Aligning your organisation to your council plan

4 October 2020

It takes more than just a great council planning session to affect real change in your council. The next challenge is delivering on that plan. Here we outline a six step ‘recipe’ to help you align your organisation to your council plan.

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Beyond the council plan – creating impact with a corporate plan

4 October 2020

To help address issues that may affect the council’s ability to deliver on their council strategic plan, we suggest developing an internal corporate plan to ensure the outcomes of the council plan can be delivered.

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AFR article: Virus cash crunch hits 60 per cent of super funds

20 July 2020

The early release scheme could mean that 54 of Australia’s 90 super funds suffer from negative cashflow. That will accelerate the need for fund mergers.

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MEDIA RELEASE: Majority of Australia’s super funds are likely to tip into negative cashflows

20 July 2020

Majority of Australia’s super funds are likely to tip into negative cashflows. MEDIA RELEASE.

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Challenges facing organisations and what we can learn from our shared experiences

26 June 2020

In this unscripted conversation with senior Right Lane colleagues Marc Levy and Zoe Pappas, they reflect on the strategic and organisational challenges they are helping our clients solve and what we are seeing and hearing from our clients at this difficult and uncertain time, and suggest some topics other organisations should consider as we all make our way through this unprecedented experience together.

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The impact of COVID-19 on investment teams

18 June 2020

How did the COVID-19 pandemic impact investment teams? Were investment teams prepared to deal with a pandemic? What are the short-term implications for operational activities and investment strategy? What are the lasting implications for the investment management industry?

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AFR article: Super sector should shrink by 80 per cent: report

25 May 2020

The pressures on fees and costs exacerbated by COVID-19 should drive a wave of consolidation in the superannuation sector, with the ideal structure of the industry built on about 15 funds, down from the existing 92.

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