brad holzberger

Investment Strategy

UniSuper’s John Pearce receives biggest bonus

John Pearce received the biggest bonus for a chief investment officer of a large super fund with a payout of $653,586, equivalent to 97.6 per cent of his base salary and super package, in the financial year 2014/15. The bonus size reflects Pearce’s engagement in a number of in-house functions not performed by, or to […]
Hedge Funds

Letter to the editor from Brad Holzberger

I read with interest David Rowley’s column on 26 October entitled “Selling Lifecycle”. David referred to me as an advocate of lifecycle investing for default accumulation funds, using the terms “evangelical” and “faith”. I actually fully support the conclusion of David’s column but would take a bit of exception to those two terms. They have […]
Hedge Funds

QSuper to merge accumulation and decumulation phases

QSuper will start managing default members’ investments through, instead of to retirement within the next few years. Speaking at an IMCA seminar in Sydney, Brad Holzberger, chief investment officer of QSuper, revealed it had always been the fund’s intention to do this, but its first goal had been to launch its accumulation cohort strategy in […]
Hedge Funds

Brad Holzberger: a new way of measuring performance

The debate on how asset classes are categorised as growth and defensive has arisen again. I can recall debating this many times since superannuation performance surveys began to achieve prominence. The matter is deemed important because it enables super funds to categorise their default option into the central balanced (61 – 80) category and thereby […]