george fishlock

Investment Strategy

Knowing members by name: AvSuper’s chair, George Fishlock

George Fishlock is the chair of AvSuper and well known by members in the tight-knit industry of air traffic control services. Investment Magazine reports on what a close relationship with a membership can enable a fund to do. Walking around the Airservices Australia building at Melbourne Airport, the hub controlling flights over half of Australia’s airspace, many […]
Policy and Regulation

Chairs say governance changes are unnecessary and risky

The chairs of AvSuper and CareSuper say proposed legislative changes to superannuation boards will increase risk to a sector that has not experienced wide-spread issues with governance. While the chair of UniSuper, who is an independent, was more reticent in his criticism he too foresaw problems with changing the size of boards – a necessary […]
Post-Retirement

AvSuper launches full in-house financial planning service

AvSuper has extended its financial personal advice service to provide a full in-house financial planning service to members. The $2 billion fund appointed three fully qualified and licensed financial planners last month to serve its 6,500 members in air services (including pilots, air traffic controllers and those working in the airside fire service). They are […]
Governance

Boards urged to focus on strategy, not implementation

A greater focus on strategy and asset allocation rather than smaller matters is a simple step for boards and investment committees to improve fund performance, delegates at the Conexus Financial Chair Forum heard last week. Discussing the relationship between good governance and investment performance, chair of the investment committee at Equip Super, Andrew Pickering, said […]