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Risk officer: a new role for super?

“Financial management in a super fund is not about trying to maximise a profit – it is about minimising costs, expenses and overheads,” says Nick Vamvakas, executive officer risk of Equip, on the old style model for a chief financial officer. The role will always involve operational and compliance duties, but he sees the need […]
Investment Strategy

Equip creates chief risk officer role

Equip has replaced the role of chief financial officer with a chief risk officer to help meet Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority (APRA) guidelines for understanding all aspects of investment risk. John Rodd stepped down from his role as chief financial officer at the fund earlier this month. It is believed his future intention is to […]
CIO profiles

New CIO at Mosaic, new appointments for Fidelity, AMP Capital

The ASX-listed financial planning and funds management group, SFG Australia (SFG), has appointed the former head of investments for Zurich, Matt Drennan, as chief investment officer at Mosaic Portfolio Advisers. Mosaic is the portfolio construction and management arm of the SFG business, and produces investment products for SFG’s financial planning network, which includes Shadforth, Outlook […]
Investment Strategy

Troika in place at Perpetual

Perpetual Investments major new hire, Michael Gordon, commenced his role as group chief executive for investments at the listed-funds manager this week. Perpetual has styled the appointment of Gordon, formerly chief investment officer at BNP Paribas Investment Partners, as the last piece in assembling its new leadership team, following the hiring of Mark Smith as […]
Investment Strategy

Bennelong Funds hires CFO

Bennelong Funds Management, the boutique fund-management group, has hired Jeff Phillips as its chief financial officer. At Melbourne-based Bennelong, Phillips will head a finance team that has recently expanded. Hamish Wood, formerly a finance manager at GLG Partners in London, is now group-finance manager. Nicole Hammond is the senior fund accountant. She worked at consultants […]