David Hartley

Hedge Funds

Hartley’s know-how to inform Australian Catholic Super

David Hartley, the former chief investment officer of Sunsuper, has been appointed to the board of the $7 billion Australian Catholic Super fund. Hartley brings 35 years’ investment experience to the role, including 10 years at Sunsuper and 12 years at Mercer, where he served as an investment consultant for Australian Catholic Super. He will […]
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 […]
Investment Strategy

AustralianSuper achieves 9 bps cost for internal equities

AustralianSuper has achieved costs of only 9 basis points on its internally run domestic equities portfolio, two years after it first launched. In a presentation on internal management at AIST ASI on the Gold Coast, Peter Curtis, head of investment operations at the $90 billion fund, told how this figure would decrease once the global […]
Investment Strategy

AMIST Super cuts CIO role

The position of chief investment officer at AMIST Super was made redundant on Friday after an internal review of business needs. Megan Pham was chief investment officer at AMIST Super for five years, joining the super fund in 2010 after working at NGS Super as the assistant investment officer and at Mercer as a research […]
Hedge Funds

Sunsuper considering internal candidates as CIO replacement

Sunsuper is considering a number of strong internal candidates, alongside external candidates, to replace the outgoing chief investment officer David Hartley. The investment team operating under Hartley’s leadership has expanded from two to 21 over the past 10 years and is responsible for managing $34 billion in assets. The managers who directly report to Hartley […]
CIO profiles

Hartley calls for fee clarity

David Hartley, chief investment officer of Sunsuper, has challenged the industry to publish for members the costs of running their fund alongside the cost of direct fund management fees and an estimate of trading fees. He believes not only do trustees have a fiduciary responsibility to disclose fund costs as a proportion of fees to […]
Hedge Funds

Property at an all-time high, but not much to buy

The spread between the yield on bond and core domestic property is at an all-time high, says AMP Capital, but investors are finding it hard to allocate amidst a greater number of international buyers and concerns at office overcapacity. The recent drop in the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) cash rate to 2.25 per cent […]

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 […]