APRA regularly engages with external specialists to assist with specific projects such as the development of the Heatmap and its Superannuation Data Transformation Program.
The following consultants were engaged to assist with the initial development of the 2019 MySuper Heatmap:
David Bell - APRA engaged David Bell in a consulting-style capacity during the development of the MySuper Heatmap. In this capacity David reviewed and provided observations and suggestions on APRA’s proposed heatmap metrics relating to investment returns.
Deloitte - APRA retained Deloitte in the early stages of the MySuper Heatmap development through a short-term consulting engagement. In this engagement Deloitte reviewed and provided summary observations on APRA’s initial proposed metrics and high-level methodology used in two areas - specifically investment returns and fees and costs.
- No formal opinion or report was provided by Deloitte to APRA. Deloitte provided observations to APRA for the purpose of informing APRA’s further work on the heatmap. Deloitte was not engaged and did not review the final versions of the MySuper Heatmap metrics, methodology or reporting as launched by APRA.
Rice Warner – APRA retained Rice Warner in the MySuper Heatmap development through a short-term consulting engagement. In this engagement Rice Warner reviewed and provided summary observations and feedback on APRA’s proposed metrics and high-level methodology. Rice Warner also reviewed draft calculations of the metrics in the heatmap and provided observations on the application of the methodology and on the interpretation of the data used as inputs to the methodology.
- No formal opinion or report was provided by Rice Warner to APRA. Rice Warner provided observations and feedback to APRA for the purpose of informing APRA’s further work on the heatmap.