Jon Glass

Hedge Funds

Greg Fernance to leave University of Sydney after 12 years

Greg Fernance will step down from his role as head of investment and capital management at the $1.4 billion University of Sydney investment portfolio. Fernance, who has held the role for 12 years, is looking to stay in the endowment investment space either at an operational level or a trustee level. A replacement is expected […]
CIO profiles

Cost of Stronger Super leads to Media Super cutting CIO role

The cost of Stronger Super compliance and product development has led Media Super to cut the role of chief investment officer. Jon Glass left the fund on Monday and the responsibility for the $3.8 billion investment portfolio will be assumed by chief executive Graeme Russell, who in his time at First Super also acted as […]
Investment Strategy

What is allowable on investment committees?

Four prominent super fund executives at the AIST Australian Superannuation Investment conference on the Gold Coast discussed best practice and what is allowable on investment committees. One common insight was investment committees making decisions without talking to asset consultants. Each executive gave a candid explanation of their fund’s policies, the key points of which are […]
Hedge Funds

Media Super pushes holistic investment thinking

A framework for top-level decision-making on investment impacts, with particular regard to environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment, is in development by Media Super chief investment officer, Jon Glass. “It’s a way to help trustees think through ESG issues, and to evaluate whether they should make decisions that will then have an impact on the […]