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Hedge Funds

Mine Wealth + Wellbeing doubles investment team

The $9.3 billion Mine Wealth + Wellbeing fund is increasing its Sydney-based investment team from five to 11, partly in a bid to allocate alternative assets more effectively and to build its retirement options. David Bell, chief investment officer of the fund, has spent the past year making the business case for the expansion, and […]
Post-Retirement

Ground-breaking retirement solution on public view, June 1

The creators of the most advanced program to calculate optimal investment and consumption strategies for retirees are to make a public demonstration of their work in Melbourne on June 1. David Schneider, head of research at UniSuper, plus Paul Newfield and Jeffrey Chee, both senior actuaries at Towers Watson, will speak at an Actuaries Institute […]
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 […]
Governance

Super Salary Survey: How do they line up?

Two philosophies dominate superannuation remuneration – those who believe top dollar and bonuses attract the best, and those who believe this is the antithesis of the profit-to-members ethos John Pearce, chief investment officer of UniSuper, was the highest paid employee in industry superannuation in 2014.  In a not-for-profit sector where there is widespread unease at high […]
CIO profiles

Mark Delaney fears a stampede out of equities

A market wide deleveraging out of equities could be the next big investment risk facing superannuation funds, Mark Delaney, chief investment officer of Australian Super has warned. Speaking in a debate on dynamic and tactical asset allocation strategies, Delaney saw the risk caused by the similarity of investor positions. “We’re still overweight stocks. Everyone’s in […]
Investment Strategy

AUSCOAL joins trend towards active currency hedging

AUSCOAL Super has joined the growing number of funds adopting a dynamic active currency management program. State Street Global Advisors is to manage a dynamic currency hedging strategy for AUSCOAL Super’s $1.6 billion international equities portfolio, after it ran a passive overlay for the fund for the past seven years. Michael Berry, senior portfolio manager […]
CIO profiles

David Bell to become AUSCOAL CIO

The independent investment consultant David Bell is to become the first chief investment officer of AUSCOAL Super. One of his key tasks will be to fine tune the $7.9 billion fund’s lifecycle strategy and to create a pension product for members, whose average age is 42 – though many retire at 55. Based in Sydney, […]
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