australian Catholic Super

Hedge Funds

Hartley’s know-how to inform Australian Catholic Super

David Hartley, the former chief investment officer of Sunsuper, has been appointed to the board of the $7 billion Australian Catholic Super fund. Hartley brings 35 years’ investment experience to the role, including 10 years at Sunsuper and 12 years at Mercer, where he served as an investment consultant for Australian Catholic Super. He will […]
Retirement

Australian Catholic Super adopts bucket strategy

Australian Catholic Super has launched a account based pension product based on a bucket strategy, offering members a simple and accessible solution which tackles the risks associated with longevity. Similar to solutions used by financial planners and Equip Super, the product works by investing a member’s account balance into two buckets: cash and growth. The […]
Hedge Funds

Profile: Michael Block, CIO, Australian Catholic Super

After two years establishing the investment division for Nambawan Super, Papua New Guinea’s largest pension fund, Michael Block has returned to Australia as the chief investment officer of the $7 billion Australian Catholic Superannuation and Retirement Fund. Australian Catholic Super had good performance for many years but a more conservative asset allocation than some others […]
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 […]
Hedge Funds

Anne Whittaker to retire in December

Anne Whittaker, chief investment officer of Australian Catholic Super is to retire and will leave in December after more than six years at the fund. The $6.2 billion fund has been working with a head hunter to find a replacement after Whittaker revealed her plans in July. Richard Haddock, chair of the fund, said the […]