Australian Super

Hedge Funds

Building inhouse team at State Super

State Super is building its inhouse team, appointing former AMP Capital chief investment officer, Mark O’Brien, to general manager of investments. In a move that echoes a rising industry trend of hiring outside the sector, State Super’s chief executive, John Livanas, says industry silos are being broken down and it’s a good thing for the […]
Unintentional

Super sidles up to social media

Industry funds are taking to social media engagement, but an aversion to risk and leaner resourcing means Australian funds still lag behind other countries. An analysis of the social media footprint of 34 super funds shows that only approximately one-third of funds have a searchable social media presence, with levels of engagement varying significantly. “There’s […]
Opinion

Run your own fund
within a fund

There’s no question that the industry-fund sector has been leaking members to the self-managed world for some time, but now the industry funds are increasingly striking back. One of the key reasons people have been drifting to the self-managed superannuation fund sector over the last few years has been a need for control. It has been […]
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