John Pearce

Investment Strategy

Readers’ most popular articles of 2015

If you keep significant facts hidden, then suddenly make them public it is going to generate big interest. This is what happened when APRA forced the disclosure of the remuneration paid to chief executives, chief investment officers and chairs of APRA-regulated superannuation funds. Consequently, Investment Magazine published its first-ever salary survey in February and created […]
Investment Strategy

UniSuper’s John Pearce receives biggest bonus

John Pearce received the biggest bonus for a chief investment officer of a large super fund with a payout of $653,586, equivalent to 97.6 per cent of his base salary and super package, in the financial year 2014/15. The bonus size reflects Pearce’s engagement in a number of in-house functions not performed by, or to […]
Hedge Funds

Funds gain from high volatility

Systematic trading that encouraged high volatility over the past week has benefited stock pickers, according to John Pearce, chief investment officer of UniSuper. The Dow Jones Industrial Average index fell by 3.56 per cent on August 24, one of its largest ever one day falls creating stock picking opportunities for funds. Pearce said the falls […]
Hedge Funds

Members’ market fears calmed

Funds experienced a higher than usual number of members switching out of growth assets in the market turmoil of the past few weeks, but nowhere near as high as the switching levels of 2008. Better communications have been attributed for the lower levels of switching as US markets experienced one of their largest ever one […]
Hedge Funds

Woolworths is John Pearce’s biggest regret

John Pearce has taken the brave step of revealing the investments he got wrong over the last year in his role as chief investment of UniSuper. The fund has an overweight bet on many high yielding Australian shares and while this paid off for Telstra and ASX it has produced an 18 per cent loss […]
Governance

Super Salary Survey: How do they line up?

Two philosophies dominate superannuation remuneration – those who believe top dollar and bonuses attract the best, and those who believe this is the antithesis of the profit-to-members ethos John Pearce, chief investment officer of UniSuper, was the highest paid employee in industry superannuation in 2014.  In a not-for-profit sector where there is widespread unease at high […]
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