The Australian

Sargon taps Rankin for tech tilt at super

Sargon has appointed James Packer's former right-hand man Robert Rankin as non-executive chairman, as the venture looks to shake up the superannuation industry through technology.

The Australian

May 2018   ·   5 min read

The Australian

Sargon makes $45m super buy

Australian fintech outfit Sargon has acquired superannuation trustee provider Diversa, in a deal worth $45 million. Sargon will pick up over $10 billion of assets under trusteeship from Diversa's ASX­ listed parent company OneVue.

The Australian

Dec 2018   ·   5 min read

The Australian

Sargon makes corporate trust play

The Australian corporate trust landscape received a shake-up on Thursday with Australian fintech outfit Sargon to acquire 130-year-old trust provider AET Corporate Trust in a deal worth $51.6 million.

The Australian

Sep 2018   ·   5 min read

Independent Financial Adviser

Sargon acquires listed robo advisor

Sargon CEO Phillip Kingston said the Decimal acquisition is an important milestone in Sargon’s growth strategy, bringing new technology capability to the group. Sargon is particularly enthusiastic about the opportunity Decimal brings to drive successful customer outcomes through financial literacy and engagement.

Independent Financial Adviser

Dec 2018   ·   10 min read

Industry Moves

Former Labor senator Stephen Conroy joins Sargon

A former cabinet minister in the Rudd and Gillard governments was appointed to Sargon's board. Stephen has a rare combination of finance and technology skills, along with a deep understanding of Australia's regulatory and policy settings and the evolving nature of superannuation.

Industry Moves

Apr 2019   ·   5 min read

Money Management

Sargon launches SMSF alternative

The Sargon Small APRA Fund (SAF) would be governed by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) instead of the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), like a regular SMSF, meaning Sargon would assume the responsibilities and operations that would usually fall to an SMSF member as trustee.

Money Management

May 2019   ·   5 min read

Australian Financial Review

Dealing with the demographic change

Our version of superannuation is not beyond criticism or review… but at a high level, the quality of the super system is so compelling that we’re starting to have conversations with other countries who don’t have what we have, about how they can rapidly bridge their demographic challenges and adopt systems similar to the Australian superannuation system. I think it’s a system that is absolutely ready for export – it’s an aid and development opportunity, and it’s a trade opportunity.

Australian Financial Review

Jun 2019   ·   10 min read

Australian Financial Review

Managing conflict the next step

You're seeing organisations think about whether they are better off creating structural solutions that will enable the management of whatever persisting conflicts they have to be much easier and more transparent, and less inherently conflicted. There are a lot more conversations in super about independence.

Australian Financial Review

Jun 2019   ·   5 min read