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CIO profiles

The contrarian investor: a profile of John Pearce

John Pearce, chief investment officer of Unisuper, has a side bet with a member of his investment team that the Australian equity market is going to outperform the US equity market over the next year. When most people are talking about the end of the Australian boom, uncompetitive labour costs, an expensive currency and a […]
Unintentional

How ETFs are being used

  The use of ETFs in Australia has grown almost 50 per cent since the beginning of 2013 reaching just shy of $10bn in funds under management as at the end of December. While in the early years growth was driven by retail investors, recent activity suggests ETF uptake by institutional investors is on the […]
Opinion

Precarious world needs effective G20

General secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation, Sharan Burrow, spoke to the Lowy Institute for International Policy in Sydney, Australia on Thursday August 1 about the need for an effective G20 in a precarious world. Ladies and Gentlemen, The global economy is no more stable today than it was six years ago, and the […]
Insurance

AIA researches rehab, restructures claims team

AIA has undergone two years of extensive trials to gain insights on rehabilitation in life insurance. “We believe helping to get claimants back to work is a great outcome for the claimant and a win for everyone involved. It improves the morale of the employer and their workplace, and crucially, the claimant themselves,” said Damien […]
Hedge Funds

Super funds struggle to engage members

The statistics speak for themselves. More than half of Australia’s superannuation members are not engaged. Eighty per cent go into their super’s default investment option at sign up – and stay there. Funds are constantly looking for new ways to get members more involved with their super. They spend significant time and resources developing communications […]
CMSF

Geldof stirs industry to action

Sir Bob Geldof closed off proceedings at CMSF 2013 with a plea to Australia’s superannuation industry to invest in the developing world, particularly Africa. The activist also urged industry to increase engagement with its members to impact policy. “One of the things you should be doing [is] going to the developing countries. You should be […]
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