FEAL Annual Conference

FEAL Annual Conference

Tim Costello on the purpose of super

The value of a business is linked to its corporate values said World Vision Australia chief executive Tim Costello, who exhorted super fund executives to consider the difference between success and significance. In a well received and thought-provoking address to 170 fund executives at the FEAL national conference in Melbourne, Costello – brother of former Treasurer, Peter […]
FEAL Annual Conference

Qantas Super moves to lifecycle default

A whole-of-fund modelling exercise by Qantas Super has helped inform a decision to move to a new lifecycle fund in October. Jane Perry, chief executive of Qantas Super, told delegates at the FEAL National Conference how the modeling exercise – undertaken together with Russell Investments over four months in 2014 – was made with the […]
FEAL Annual Conference

Mentor urges executives to change their ways

Delegates at the FEAL National Conference were asked to stand on one foot with their eyes closed to illustrate how a lack of feedback could harm them. Kamal Sarma, chief executive of Rezilium, said that without visual feedback it was harder to balance. He linked the exercise to the danger of having the most junior […]
FEAL Annual Conference

Executives’ pride comes before a fall

A preponderance of highly confident and sometimes arrogant individuals in financial services can inhibit the scope for companies to cope with change, according to one of Australia’s foremost leadership advisors. Kamal Sarma, managing director of Rezilium, believes that the unprecedented pace of change in business has created a greater need for leaders and organisations to […]
FEAL Annual Conference

Leeanne Turner is FEAL Fund Executive of the Year

Leeanne Turner, chief executive officer of the Motor Trades Association of Australia Superannuation Fund (MTAA Super), has been named the fund executive of the year by FEAL. This is the second award won by MTAA Super in 2014 after the chair of its board, John Brumby, was named trustee of the year by the Australian […]
FEAL Annual Conference

Retirement as we know it to end: CSIRO

Retirement as we know it will disappear, according to one of Australia’s leading strategic thinkers. Dr Stefan Hajkowicz, a strategist and principal scientist at CSIRO, is to present his thoughts on this and other mega-trends at the FEAL annual conference on August 7. “There’ll be a completely new, tapered retirement model emerge, of less work, […]
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