funds management

Policy and Regulation

Rubin: bed down reforms

The superannuation industry has to bed down the raft of regulatory reforms, says Elana Rubin, former chair of AustralianSuper. “I appreciate that government undertakes regulatory reform with the very best intentions, but from a member perspective, it can often reduce confidence in the system. And while it may not affect them directly, they read about […]
Investment Strategy

Bennelong Funds hires CFO

Bennelong Funds Management, the boutique fund-management group, has hired Jeff Phillips as its chief financial officer. At Melbourne-based Bennelong, Phillips will head a finance team that has recently expanded. Hamish Wood, formerly a finance manager at GLG Partners in London, is now group-finance manager. Nicole Hammond is the senior fund accountant. She worked at consultants […]
Investment Strategy

Super funds must change, says Tria

Superannuation funds are under pressure as investor behaviour changes, particularly because of technology, says Andrew Baker, managing partner at asset management consultants Tria Investment Partners. “Business models of super funds are under a lot of pressure and the degree to which they are has probably been underestimated,” says Baker. “Regulatory changes and markets have been […]
Investment Strategy

Rugby helps PacWealth land $1.1-billion mandate

In 2009 Adam Hill was in Papua New Guinea, working in a Port Moresby accountancy office by day and coaching rugby union by night. Then the country’s national team the Pukpuks, or crocodiles, called. They didn’t want a coach. The Pukpuks wanted Hill, who had played more than 100 first-grade games for Sydney rugby club […]
Investment Strategy

Super funds concerned about tax reporting

Superannuation funds are concerned about product compliance around new demands on pre and post-tax reporting of performance, says the chief executive of  DST Global Solutions, which provides software for asset managers. “We anticipate a lot of changes around tax reporting,” says Tom Abraham. “There will be a whole industry around tax minimisation that will come […]
Investment Strategy

NAB’s Presima seeks new chief

Nick Basile is on the hunt for a replacement. The acting-chief executive of real-estate investor Presima is travelling outside Australia seeking a replacement, says a statement by Presima’s controlling shareholder National Australia Bank. Basile is a director of various units of the bank and a non-executive director of a number of National Australia Bank affiliates. […]