David Bell is the executive director of the Conexus Institute. Bell is the former chief investment officer of Mine Super and oversees the Sydney-based think-tank's work. The Conexus Institute works with government, publishes original thought pieces as well as showcases the work of others to maximise the impact that research can have on Australia's retirement system.
Dispersion of opinion remains alive and well on the topic of how best to approach accumulation vs decumulation investing, but how different are these two regimes in reality? What does a decumulation investment process look like?
David BellMarch 31, 2020
The nation's largest super fund has turned a spotlight onto some of the more nuanced risks which come with investing in unlisted assets.
David BellMarch 24, 2020
Crisis environments are always tough for the investment chiefs of super funds. It’s important to recognise the range of demands they face during a crisis. You shouldn't expect most CIOs to make “heroic investment calls”.
David BellMarch 23, 2020
The Retirement Income Review is seeking facts from the industry which can be difficult to distinguish from beliefs in a complex retirement system, says David Bell, executive director of the Conexus Institute.
David BellFebruary 3, 2020
If the government adopts a broad focus for its Review of the Retirement Income System, then there is risk that super is viewed as a blunt tool rather than something which can deliver much more, and Best-in-Show is definitely in play, says David Bell.
David BellAugust 26, 2019
Demographics and industry dynamics, along with the funds flow from retail to industry funds and from smaller funds to bigger players, have culminated a situation where most of the industry is in net outflow, says former Mine Super CIO, David Bell.
David BellJuly 30, 2019