head of investment operations

Custody

The Future Fund sees data governance as critical

The Future Fund says it is incumbent on investors to analyse data to understand and reduce costs. The fund is augmenting and enriching its custodian’s data with information from other providers, like Bloomberg, to run stress and crash testing on a daily basis, identifying currency and derivative exposure. Campbell McCulloch, head of investment operations at […]
Post-Retirement

QSuper’s pension members win from Telstra buy back

QSuper has more than covered the cost of segregating $10 billion in pension fund assets by taking advantage of a share buy-back with Telstra. Telstra bought back $1 billion in shares in October as a way of using up spare cash, but the offer was not appealing to all shareholders because of the capital gains […]
CMSF

Is governance keeping up with financial innovation?

AustralianSuper’s aspiration to move 30 per cent of its assets inhouse has prompted a review of its governance environment to ensure it can accommodate those internal investments. The fund attributes about 86 per cent of its risk to portfolio strategy, investment operations, strategy and asset allocation, according to head of investment operations, Peter Curtis, and […]