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Investment Strategy

Atkin defends Cbus union link

Cbus chief executive David Atkin has defended Cbus’ union relationships after a Liberal MP criticised potential conflicts of interest arising from union representation on boards. In a speech last week, Liberal member for Bradfield in the Australian Parliament Paul Fletcher said the union movement has a disproportionate degree of influence over Australia’s superannuation sector. “I […]
Custody

Cbus doubles investment team

Cbus has appointed Grant Harrison as investment manager of private markets in its move to boost inhouse investment resources. Kristian Fok, executive manager of investment strategy, says the fund is likely to finalise four more appointments in the next few weeks, expanding the analyst team. The additions follow an injection of 15 new staff, the […]
Unintentional

First Super: two chairs, one goal

Allan Stewart and Michael O’Connor may be on either side of the employer/union divide but when it comes to issues of superannuation, they are as one. The two are co-chairs of the First Super industry fund, with Stewart the employer representative and O’Connor, who is also national secretary of the Construction, Mining, Forestry and Energy […]
Administration

Discrete service aids hedge transparency and control

Earlier this year, Man Investments, the world’s largest hedge funds of funds manager, based in Switzerland, announced that it was migrating to a separately managed account platform (SMAP) for clients in order to give them more transparency and control. Others are expected to follow. Providing an SMAP for a client, even a big one, is […]
Administration

Discrete service aids hedge transparency and control

Earlier this year, Man Investments, the world’s largest hedge funds of funds manager, based in Switzerland, announced that it was migrating to a separately managed account platform (SMAP) for clients in order to give them more transparency and control. Others are expected to follow. Providing an SMAP for a client, even a big one, is […]
Hedge Funds

A green star building takes sustainable commitment

While institutions are keen to own sustainable buildings, what is not widely appreciated is that the Green Star credentials, awarded for the building structure, is only the first stage. A building then needs to be managed and maintained with sustainability top of mind, writes RALPH GAGLIANO, executive director of St Hilliers Group. In days gone […]
Hedge Funds

A green star building takes sustainable commitment

While institutions are keen to own sustainable buildings, what is not widely appreciated is that the Green Star credentials, awarded for the building structure, is only the first stage. A building then needs to be managed and maintained with sustainability top of mind, writes RALPH GAGLIANO, executive director of St Hilliers Group. In days gone […]
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