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Investment Strategy

Unisuper raises IT to executive team

Unisuper has added an IT specialist to its leadership team in recognition of the important role it plays in the creation of new products and the delivery of Stronger Super compliance. The move is an initiative of new chief executive officer Kevin O’Sullivan who wants more energy put into product development following several years focusing […]
Investment Strategy

Scott Hartley talks about new role as SunSuper CEO

The simple member-comes-first focus of running an industry fund will make a welcome change from managing retail superannuation funds, Scott Hartley has said in his first public interview as chief executive elect of Sunsuper. The former general manager of National Australia Bank’s corporate and institutional wealth team is moving from Sydney to Brisbane to take […]
Investment Strategy

FEAL chief steps down

Michael Baldwin is stepping down as chief executive of the Funds Executive Association Limited (FEAL) after 12 years with the organisation. In his time as chief executive, Baldwin established the superannuation industry’s first master’s degree in leadership, in partnership with Melbourne Business School, founded a mentoring initiative and several international scholarships. He is leaving to […]
Investment Strategy

Improve mental health at work

Hear leading health specialists and super fund representatives speak on ways to improve mental health in the workplace in a live webcast in the afternoon of Monday, October 14. Mental illness is a significant contributor to increasing insurance claims and the webcast is aimed at proposing methods that can reduce this rise. The event, created […]
Investment Strategy

Sunsuper: “time to renew”

The next chief executive of Sunsuper will have to handle the fund’s expected rapid growth, according to chair, Graham Heilbronn, who says projections show the fund growing from $24 billion to $40 billion in the next five years. The fund will be searching internally as well as externally for a new chief executive, with Heilbronn […]
FEAL Annual Conference

Petrou named fund executive of the year

Robyn Petrou, chief executive of Energy Super, was awarded superannuation fund executive of the year at the Fund Executives Association Limited (FEAL) National Conference in Melbourne last week. Petrou was recognised for succeeding in the male-dominated world of the energy industry, of which she has won admiration, and for the depth of her strategic thinking. Praised for […]
Hedge Funds

Stronger Super distracts boards

Complying with Stronger Super regulations is a distraction from the more important task of maximising returns, superannuation chief executives have said in a candid discussion with State Street Corporation. The thoughts of chief executives of several major superannuation funds, including QSuper, REST Industry Super, Sunsuper, CareSuper and UniSuper, were gathered at a round table discussion conducted […]
Investment Strategy

New chief executive at AIST

Tom Garcia has been appointed chief executive officer of the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) following the departure of former CEO, Fiona Reynolds, in January this year. Garcia, who has been executive manager, policy and research for the past two years at AIST, begins in the role immediately. AIST president, Cate Wood, made the […]
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