David Hartley

Hedge Funds

Sunsuper seeks more smart partnerships with fund managers

Sunsuper is to expand on its success in partnering with distressed debt and private equity managers by seeking partnerships with listed equity managers too. The $30 billion fund has gained large returns from offering quick and often short-term finance to fund managers it has built up long-term relationships with in the private capital space and […]
CIO profiles

Capital provider: a profile of David Hartley

David Hartley, chief investment officer of Sunsuper, talks about the exclusive unlisted asset deals his fund is entering into, as banks curb the amount they are lending. There is a view that a mid-sized fund has optimal economies of scale and stealth in manoeuvre and the ability of anything larger to outperform is dulled. But […]
CIO profiles

Cost of Stronger Super leads to Media Super cutting CIO role

The cost of Stronger Super compliance and product development has led Media Super to cut the role of chief investment officer. Jon Glass left the fund on Monday and the responsibility for the $3.8 billion investment portfolio will be assumed by chief executive Graeme Russell, who in his time at First Super also acted as […]
Investment Strategy

Sunsuper expands investment team to 18

Sunsuper has increased the size of its investment team to 18 with the appointment of Lounarda David to the newly created role of investment operations manager. She joins from Mercer and will be responsible for reviewing the $26 billion fund’s risk management, performance reporting, unit pricing, custody operations, document management, legal and tax. David Hartley, […]
Hedge Funds

Sunsuper’s David Hartley on inhouse management

Lochiel Crafter, Asia Pacific head of State Street Global Advisors, interviewed the chief investment officer of Sunsuper, David Hartley, about super funds bringing investment management in house. The discussion focused on key drivers as well as what funds need to consider before making the move – and why Sunsuper does not yet undertake significant inhouse […]
Hedge Funds

“Logical disconnect” to inhouse management

There should be net benefit for members or advantages in terms of internal management for superannuation funds considering taking investment inhouse, according to Sunsuper chief investment officer David Hartley. He said funds should be prepared for the impacts internalisation could have on culture and processes. In an exclusive interview with State Street, published in its recently released […]
Hedge Funds

Solar flair:
the rise of Sunsuper

In late 2005, Sunsuper trustee Peter Annand spoke frankly with the fund’s new chief investment officer. “He said the fund is $6.5 billion and growing and that we have to set up some delegations,” recalls David Hartley, who has been Sunsuper’s CIO for more than six years now. “At the time, every investment decision was […]