Fiona Trafford-Walker

Opinion

Why is an investment philosophy important?

Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing” Warren Buffet, an outstanding long-term investor. An investment philosophy is a roadmap for your fund. Imagine you are driving without a map or a GPS. All you have are signs that appear from time to time telling you what towns or villages are coming up and how […]
Unintentional

The unintended consequences of regulation

The latest round of legislation aimed at overhauling the system has been a challenging period for super funds which have been focused on launching low-cost default MySuper products, overhauling back office transactions through the SuperStream measures, while also improving governance and disclosure. Three-quarters of super fund chief executives recently surveyed by the Financial Services Council […]
Custody

Fees not fair enough yet

Negotiate harder and be prepared to walk away if you cannot agree a fair fee structure that meets your needs, Fiona Trafford-Walker of Frontier Advisors told delegates of the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees Australian Superannuation Investment conference. She said the growing size of mandates was not being properly matched in lower fees. To make […]
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