Investment Strategy

FSC renews calls for more competition in super to reduce fees

The Financial Services Council (FSC) has used comments by the Assistant Treasurer to renew its calls to have the market opened up to its members. It believes this will increase competition and bring fees down. FSC’s chief executive Sally Loane said: “The Government’s proposal is in the best interests of consumers and should be implemented […]
Hedge Funds

Unconstrained managers taken to task by Ansell of ANZ

The ability of unconstrained fixed income managers to improve on conventional fixed income approaches, was challenged by Graham Ansell, general manager investment management, ANZ at the Fixed Income Forum in Melbourne. In front of a large audience of fixed income portfolio managers, specialist consultants and fund managers, Ansell expressed concern that investors were at danger […]
CIO profiles

At-a-glance profiles of awards’ finalists

There are six weeks until the third annual Conexus Financial Superannuation Awards, with limited tickets left. This year’s finalists were selected based on a quantitative assessment by Rice Warner upon which the selection committee placed relative weights. Here is a mini-profile of every organisation and person that made the shortlist. Richard Brandweiner CFA moved from […]
Investment Strategy

Default fund of the year shortlist announced

Shortlists for the Conexus Financial Superannuation Awards have been released. The funds recognised as having the best MySuper defaults, the best member engaged services, the best pension funds and those that have created the most far reaching innovation in the past year have all been named in advance of the awards ceremony at the Ivy […]