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Hedge Funds

Benchmarking urged for internal teams

Funds managing assets in-house should report to their members on how these assets have performed versus properly constructed market based benchmarks, according to an advisor at PwC. David St. John, urged an audience of 37 institutional investors to raise their standards of reporting voluntarily, but said that if this did not happen then regulatory intervention […]
Hedge Funds

Legalsuper appoints its first CIO

Edward Smith is to become Legalsuper’s first chief investment officer on June 29. Smith is joining the $2.6 billion fund from Australian Unity, where he was head of portfolio management and responsible for a team managing the assets of several friendly societies, two health companies, the non-lending assets of a building society and wholesale and […]
Hedge Funds

Legalsuper to finally get its CIO

Legalsuper hopes to announce its first ever chief investment officer at the end of this month. This is the $2.6 billion industry fund’s second try at appointing a CIO, after its search in October for a senior industry figure looking to convert from a full-time to a part-time role did not yield enough candidates. Changing […]
Investment Strategy

Legalsuper seeks first ever CIO

An experienced investment professional seeking a better work-life balance is being sought by Legalsuper as its first ever chief investment officer. The $2.3 billion fund for Australia’s legal community hopes to gain a senior figure who wants to work two to three days a week. An announcement from Legalsuper lists the attractions of the role […]