15 May 2013
Government supports take-up of deferred lifetime annuities in Federal Budget
The Government announced it will extend concessional tax treatment to deferred lifetime annuities from 1 July 2014. Under this reform DLAs will receive the same tax treatment as other super products with supporting income streams. DLAs are purchased for an upfront premium and then begin to generate payments when the client reaches median life expectancy. Deferred lifetime annuities provide pure longevity insurance for clients in their later stages of life and can free up advisers to focus on investing the balance of super between retirement and when DLA payments take effect. Read more.
18 April 2013
Challenger's assets under management rises 7%
Annuity provider and fund manager Challenger Limited increases assets under management to $40.9 billion in the March quarter. Read more.
09 April 2013
Super reforms may benefit annuities
The Government has announced a package of measures to improve Australia's superannuation system. Removing current regulatory blockages for deferred lifetime annuities will help to manage increasing longevity risk currently facing Australians. Read more.
12 March 2013
Challenger product suite approved by Lonsec
Independent research house Lonsec has rated Challenger's entire suite of annuity products 'Approved'. Read more.
11 March 2013
Care Annuity wins Canstar's 2012 Innovation Excellence Awards
Independent data and ratings provider, Canstar, has recognised the Care Annuity in its 2012 Innovation Excellence Awards. The awards recognise financial services products on their degree of innovation and market impact. The Care Annuity beat 43 other financial product submissions across banking, insurance and wealth management.
07 March 2013
Challenger recognised as Annuity Provider of the Year
At the 2012 Plan for Life/AFA awards, Challenger was named Overall Annuity Provider of the Year, Long Term Income Stream Provider of the Year and Income Stream Innovation Provider of the Year. For more information, view Plan for Life's media release.
28 February 2013
Challenger's assets under management rises to $38 billion
Australia's largest annuities provider and top 10 fund manager Challenger Limited has increased its total assets under management by 29% to $38 billion in the six months to 31 December 2012. Read the ASX release.
20 February 2013
QSuper and Challenger launch new guaranteed term annuity
Leading super fund QSuper and Challenger have launched a new guaranteed term annuity product. Under this arrangement, QSuper members will have access to a broad range of term annuities which provide more certain retirement income. Read more.
14 December 2012
Bendigo Wealth and Challenger strike annuities partnership
Challenger and Bendigo Wealth have struck a partnership under which Challenger's Liquid Lifetime annuities will be offered to Bendigo clients under the Bendigo brand. Read more.
14 December 2012
Zenith rates Challenger annuities suite as 'Recommended'
Independent research house Zenith Investment Partners has rated Challenger's entire suite of annuity products as 'Recommended'.
26 October 2012
Challenger campaign 'cuts through' to win awards
The Australian Marketing Institute has recognised Challenger's Real Stories advertising campaign by awarding it the Marketing Program of the Year and National Winner, Marketing Communications (Business to Business), saying the company dealt with the issue of retirement savings in the wake of the GFC in an engaging and sensitive way. View all award winners.
22 October 2012
Challenger Director recognised
Challenger Limited Board Director, Brenda Shanahan, has been recognised in the Australian Financial Review & Westpac's 100 Women of Influence awards in the category of Board/Management.
18 October 2012
Challenger's now managing $35.2 billion
The company reported strong September quarter sales figures and total assets and funds under management growth of 28% from 12 months ago. View the ASX release.
18 September 2012
Cash flow beats shares or bonds
The AFR has published an article by Jeremy Cooper in which he urges those debating superannuation policy to take into account the importance of retirees' cashflows. Read our guide on how to protect savings against sequencing risk.
21 August 2012
Challenger delivers record 2012 sales, healthy profits and a large capital surplus
Record total annuity product sales of $2.66 billion, up 35%. Read the market release.
21 August 2012
Annuities' capital backing increases
New prudential regulations aimed at protecting policyholders from the effects of 1:200 year adverse shocks will increase annuities' capital-backing, giving policyholders even greater peace of mind. The new standards affect all life and general insurers and in Challenger's case will be phased in over three years.
19 June 2012
ASFA Investment Interchange conference
Challenger's Jeremy Cooper was invited to speak to Australia's superannuation funds about why retirement is different at a recent conference held in Sydney. View video>>
11 May 2012
Money Management 2012 Fund Manager of the Year Awards
Challenger won best advertising campaign of the year, while Fidante Partners' boutique, NovaPort Capital, won small caps and rising star awards. Congratulations to Fidante Partners' boutiques, Alphinity and Five Oceans, who were also nominated as finalists.
01 May 2012
New login sites
Challenger's new login sites offer more functionality and an enhanced user experience for investors and advisers. To log in, click on the login icons at the top right of this screen.
01 March 2012
Challenger named Annuity Provider of the Year for fourth consecutive year
The Association of Financial Advisers and actuaries Plan for Life have recognised Challenger with three industry awards - Annuity Provider of the Year, Income Stream Innovation Award and Long Term Income Stream Award.
27 February 2012
Jeremy Cooper interviewed at SMSF Professionals' Association of Australia conference
The SMSF Professionals' Association of Australia (SPAA) recently invited Jeremy Cooper to discuss his views on managing longevity for SMSF members.
20 February 2012
Challenger delivers record half-year sales and profits
Annuity sales for the half-year reached $1.27 billion, an increase of 74%. Read the market release.
13 December 2011
Challenger and National Seniors Australia form partnership
Challenger and National Seniors Australia are working together to improve the retirement lifestyle of the over 50s. Read more...
05 December 2011
Challenger wins Australasian Investor Relations Association Award
Challenger's Investor Relations team has been awarded Best Mid-Cap Investor Relations at the 2011 Australasian Investor Relations Association Awards. Read more...
25 November 2011
Sky News reports on Challenger retirement seminar
Future Fund Chairman David Murray says that we are only four years into a 20 year period of volatility and low growth. Read more...
18 November 2011
David Murray on superannuation, growth and volatility
David Murray talks about what's right and what's wrong with our superannuation industry. Read more...
10 November 2011
Brian Benari named as CEO designate
Brian Benari is to succeed current CEO Dominic Stevens in February 2012. Read more...
12 October 2011
Study: Australians would benefit from taking part of their super as an income stream
25 August 2011
Annuity sales grow 56% to $1.46 billion
Challenger's retail annuity sales hit record levels in the 2011 financial year, with the company forecasting strong growth for 2012 as investors continue to seek secure, reliable investment returns. Read more...
25 July 2011
Jeremy Cooper's interview on ABC Radio National
Federal Government regulation is planning to raise the compulsory superannuation contribution from 9-12% discusses whether super has delivered, which has caused problems such as local banks borrowing heavily from international markets and leading to increased risk in the economy. Read more...
25 July 2011
Dominic Stevens' interview on Inside Business with Alan Kohler
Challenger's CEO discusses Australia's low exposure to fixed income investments and the implications for our economy. Read more...
14 July 2011
Liquid Lifetime Annuity voted best innovation
Challenger's Liquid Lifetime Annuity was voted the Best Innovation of the Year at Rainmaker's 2011 Sales and Marketing Excellence Awards.
15 June 2011
Leading the way in retirement incomes
Challenger is currently the clear leader in retirement income products according to the latest Plan for Life data, garnering 45% of all retail investments in the March quarter, 19% more than its nearest competitors.
03 June 2011
Alphinity and Five Oceans named fund managers of the year
At the 2011 Money Management/Lonsec Fund Manager of the Year Awards, Alphinity Investment Management was named Rising Star Fund Manager of the Year, while Five Oceans Asset Management was awarded Global Equities Long/Short Fund Manager of the Year. Greencape Capital was a finalist in the Australian Broad Cap category. All three boutiques are distributed and part-owned by Challenger Limited.