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The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) today released a response letter and two prudential practice guides for superannuation trustees in the areas of contribution and benefit accrual standards, and payment standards.

The two prudential practice guides are:

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has today published the first edition of its revised Insight publication with an overview of the superannuation industry and of the Government’s Stronger Super reforms.

APRA has published Insight since 2001, and the publication provides information on policy initiatives and developments in the financial industries that APRA supervises.

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has released its response to submissions on the implementation of prudential standards for the superannuation industry.

Released today is APRA’s response paper, which details the main issues raised in the 41 submissions received and APRA’s response to those issues, as well as 11 draft prudential standards.

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) today released for consultation a discussion paper on proposed arrangements for the authorisation of MySuper products.

Accompanying the discussion paper is a draft authorisation application form together with instructions, as well as draft Prudential Standard SPS 410 MySuper Transition (SPS 410) which sets out requirements for trustees moving member balances into a MySuper product.

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) today released its March 2012 Quarterly Superannuation Performance publication.

Total estimated assets, which include the assets of self-managed superannuation funds and the balance of life office statutory funds, rose by $47.4 billion (3.6 per cent) to $1.38 trillion over the 12 months to 31 March 2012, taking into account an increase of $73.2 billion (5.6 per cent) in total assets over the March quarter.

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) today released for consultation a discussion paper on proposed arrangements for the authorisation of eligible rollover funds (ERF). Accompanying the discussion paper is a draft authorisation application form together with instructions.

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) today released its June 2012 Quarterly Superannuation Performance publication.

Total estimated assets, which includes the assets of self-managed superannuation funds and the balance of life office statutory funds, rose by $49.6 billion (3.7 per cent) to $1.40 trillion over the 12 months to 30 June 2012, taking into account an increase of $3.8 billion (0.3 per cent) in total assets over the June quarter.

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has released for consultation a discussion paper outlining its proposed revised reporting requirements for APRA-regulated superannuation funds. The consultation package includes 31 draft reporting forms and instructions.

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has today released its proposed final application form and instructions for the authorisation of MySuper products and a prudential standard on transition to MySuper.

The MySuper package also includes APRA’s response to submissions received on the draft prudential standard, application form and instructions that were released earlier this year.

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has today released a package containing a response paper and the final prudential standards that complete its review of life and general insurance capital requirements.

The aims of APRA’s review have been to improve the risk-sensitivity of the capital standards for insurers and achieve better alignment of these standards across APRA-regulated industries. APRA commenced its review in 2010 and has been consulting extensively with industry and other stakeholders.

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