Drew Vaughan

Policy and Regulation

There is no one-size-fits-all best practice for super: APRA

There is no-one-size-fits-all way of complying with prudential standards, an APRA representative told delegates at the Investment Administration Conference. Robyn McMahon, general manager, diversified institutions division at the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority, urged funds to look at the intent of the standards and to think about what they were able to do to fulfil its […]
Investment Strategy

Small fund custodial fees to rise

Small superannuation funds should expect significantly higher custody costs in the next few years as custodians leave the market, a leading consultant has warned. Drew Vaughan, director of Dymond, Foulds and Vaughan, believes that eight players in the Australian market (NAB Asset Servicing, J.P. Morgan, BNP Paribas, State Street, Citigroup, Northern Trust, HSBC Bank, BNY […]
Roundtables

The most common questions on securities lending answered

The heads of investment operations at QSuper and Sunsuper, plus representatives from NAB Asset Servicing and senior consultants from Deloitte and Dymond Foulds & Vaughan met in July to answer the most common questions on securities lending. What is the additional workload created by an extensive securities lending program? The prognosis of both the head […]
Custody

Post-cost relationships key for custody

It’s not primarily a matter of cost. In Australia’s near-saturated custodian marketplace, superannuation funds have hit the spotlight on custodians’ primary service offerings and relationship engagement as they go out to tender. Jo Townsend, general manager of investments at REST Industry Super, says the fund felt it was “appropriate to go back to basics” in the […]