Stewart Hawkins is a financial journalist, editor and TV producer who has worked for Bloomberg, the Australian Financial Review, the South China Morning Post and News Limited. For the past two decades he has covered markets and the broader financial industry in both Australia and Asia.
The differences between the Covid-lead downturn and the global financial crisis are significant according to Cbus Super chair Steve Bracks, this time we haven’t seen the same depths and there are new unique opportunities, not least in the ESG space.
Stewart HawkinsJuly 23, 2021
The planned merger between hospitality-based super fund Hostplus and South Australia-based Statewide catapults a fund with one of the industry's most attractive net flow profiles into the ten largest in the country.
Stewart HawkinsJune 30, 2021
Given Australians’ traditional lack of engagement with their super funds new stapling laws are concerning both on insurance and performance grounds for Cbus CEO Justin Arter, while Super Consumers Australia’s Xavier O’Halloran is concerned about legal complexities.
Stewart HawkinsJune 28, 2021
Mercer Super’s new CEO, Tim Barber, says the new YFYS rules will force the industry to be more transparent and accessible to consumers and outlines how his middle-weight fund punches above its class because of its global connections.
Stewart HawkinsJune 23, 2021
New proposed regulations on performance and a unique investment environment have led Christian Super’s CIO, Mark Rider, to reassess risk in the fund’s portfolio.
Stewart HawkinsJune 21, 2021
After recent mergers and if further planned mergers proceed, Australia’s superannuation landscape will consolidate to 12 funds with assets under management of more than $50 billion each, the data shows.
Stewart HawkinsJune 16, 2021
It’s all well and good to say super is all about accumulation of funds for members during their working lives but according to AustralianSuper Chair Donald Russell funds also have a responsibility to provide advice.
Stewart HawkinsJune 11, 2021
Spirit Super’s CEO Leeanne Turner says the new consolidated entity is not looking to become a mega-fund but is open to further mergers.
Stewart HawkinsJune 9, 2021