Joanna Davison

Investment Strategy

Awards night draws near

A who’s who of industry association chief executives and leading regulators are to present the trophies at the Conexus Financial Superannuation Awards 2015 in four weeks’ time. The awards, held at the Ivy in Sydney, at a special black tie event at 6.30pm on May 20, will recognise the best large, medium and small superannuation […]
Policy and Regulation

Young people don’t regret mandatory super

Young Australians are “overwhelmingly grateful” for their superannuation, despite many not making an active decision to join a fund or select an investment strategy, research reveals. The 2014 Net Promoter Score Survey (NPS) revealed very little statistical difference between the levels of regret on super of younger versus older Australians, demonstrating a high level of […]
CIO profiles

Sam Sicilia named CIO of the year

HostPlus’s successful exploitation of the long investment horizon of its young member demographic has seen Sam Sicilia named as the FEAL/ La Trobe Financial chief investment officer of the year. The strategy has seen HostPlus achieve top quartile investment returns for 1, 3, 5, 7 and 10 years to the end of June 2014. Speaking […]
Hedge Funds

LGS board rocked by nuclear fallout

A disagreement between Local Government Super (LGS) and the trade union Depa over whether to invest in nuclear energy stocks has led to the replacement of the union’s director at the fund. The decision by Depa follows the fund’s move to drop its screen on companies involved in nuclear power generation, while at the same […]
Investment Strategy

FEAL members offered personal development

The Fund Executives Association (FEAL), in conjunction with T Rowe Price, has launched a resilience partnership with strategic leadership development firm, Rezilium, to enable super fund executives and their teams to access resilience coaching. Joanna Davison, chief executive of FEAL, said the partnership was recognition that executives often struggle to cope with the conflicting imposts […]
FEAL Annual Conference

Leeanne Turner is FEAL Fund Executive of the Year

Leeanne Turner, chief executive officer of the Motor Trades Association of Australia Superannuation Fund (MTAA Super), has been named the fund executive of the year by FEAL. This is the second award won by MTAA Super in 2014 after the chair of its board, John Brumby, was named trustee of the year by the Australian […]
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