CIO profiles

Pioneering a scenarios based approach to asset allocation: Susan Gosling, CIO, MLC

Susan Gosling is the head of investments at MLC, the retail arm of NAB’s wealth management business, and a chief investment officer finalist in Conexus Financial’s Superannuation Awards 2015.  She is responsible for MLC’s multi-asset portfolios, both the traditional diversified portfolios and their outcome based Inflation Plus strategies. She is particularly passionate about the Inflation […]
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CIO of the year shortlist announced

The shortlist for the chief investment officer of the year has been released in advance of the Conexus Financial Superannuation Awards at the Ivy Ballroom, Sydney on May 20. The shortlist for the top four large funds, top four medium-sized funds and the top four small funds, best MySuper defaults, the best member engaged services, […]
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Choosing the right CIO

If an applicant for a chief investment officer position is equipped with a temperament suited to leadership, trustees and chief executives should feel comfortable that the person in question need not necessarily be the smartest member of the investment team. This was one of the seeds of information planted in the minds of delegates at CMSF this month by former CIO Jack Gray, now an […]

Super Salary Survey: Differences in Disclosure

What do the explanations for remuneration strategies given by funds reveal? The biggest clichés in super fund remuneration statements are that the trustees consult with independent external consultants to ensure pay is in line with industry standards and that incentive pay for CEOs and CIOs is based on key performance indicators (KPIs). Usually this is […]
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20% of chief investment officers out-earn chief executives

Ten super fund chief investment officers earned more than their chief executive in 2013/2014. Six of these earned more than their chief executive before bonuses, with the remaining four surpassing the chief executive because of bonuses. Jim Christensen, chief investment officer at Telstra Super, out earned his chief executive by $551,515, the greatest difference in […]