In this ACFS Financial Policy Brief, Professor Kevin Davis examines the target return and risk level information provided on the required “dashboards” of MySuper providers. It is startling that, across providers, there is no positive relationship between target return and projected risk level as basic finance theory would predict. There are a number of possible explanations for such an outcome, although they do not give comfort that the dashboard information provided is reliable. APRA should, if it is not already doing so, be investigating the apparent anomalies across MySuper providers in their target return and projected risk figures.

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This FPB was prepared by Professor Kevin Davis, Research Director at the Australian Centre for Financial Studies.

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