The characteristics of successful investment leaders

A key ingredient for success in any organisation is strong leadership. It is common in the corporate world for the chief executive to change every five to 10 years as the organisation evolves. Are the same principles true for large institutional investors? Roger Urwin, global head of investment content at Towers Watson, who also leads […]
Investment Strategy

Retirees’ SMSF decision making questioned

A group of academics are investigating measures of cognitive function that can be applied to gauge the financial decision making of retirees and their capacity  to make optimal decisions when running a self-managed super fund (SMSF) portfolio. Paul Gerrans, associate professor of finance at the University of Western Australia, is concerned at the ability of […]

Harwood seeks successor fund

Harwood Superannuation Fund has made an in-principle decision to transfer its $1.4-billion fund into another under successor-fund provisions. The fund is the default for Australian employees of CSR Limited, Holcim (Australia) and Wilmar Sugar. The decision to transfer the fund’s accumulation-based benefits was made following discussions with the employer members, which are no longer related […]