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Investment Strategy

Equip rectifies shortfall of board’s skills

A skills matrix assessment of Equip’s board has identified shortfalls amongst the directors, prompting them to make two new appointees. In the past six months Equip used the global retained executive search firm Heidrick and Struggles to ascertain the scope of skills, whether hard skills, soft skills, generic skills or specific skills, that the board […]
Unintentional

…And culture defines brands

A super funds single most important asset is the brand because it defines member relations, a marketing and public relations expert told delegates. Mark Sareff, chief strategy officer of Ogilvy Australia, likened brands to religion saying that super funds needed to move beyond viewing it solely as a logo and realise that it includes the […]
Investment Strategy

First Super invites Tony Abbott to board meeting

First Super, the $1.6 billion fund, has invited Tony Abbott to attend its board meeting in March or June to give the leader of the opposition experience of how employer-employee industry superannuation fund boards work. First Super co-chair Alan Stewart says the invitation to the opposition leader came about as a result of Abbott’s criticism […]