Kristian Fok

CIO profiles

What CIOs want from fund managers

The fourth annual Investment Magazine CIO Sentiment Survey created by Casey Quirk and run in conjunction with has gained the feedback of 29 chief investment officers and heads of investment locally. This industry-leading insight into the working practices of the largest funds in Australia is part of a global survey of institutional investors. Superannuation […]
Hedge Funds

Cbus plans to grow investment teams in Sydney and Melbourne

Cbus is looking to grow its investment teams in Sydney and Melbourne, with the fund advertising three new positions. It is seeking an investment specialist of private markets transactions; a manager of investment communications; and a manager of investment risk and performance. The latter two will be based in Melbourne, while the role of investment […]
Hedge Funds

ACSI appoints new CEO

The Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI) has appointed Louise Davidson as its new chief executive. She is taking over the role from Gordon Hagart who is returning to Europe. Davidson said she was delighted to join such an influential organisation’s at an important part in its development, particularly as there was growing recognition of […]

Cbus finds a third way

Most large superannuation funds are looking to increase the amount they manage in-house, but Cbus is resisting the trend and thinks it has found a smarter approach. As a $30 billion Cbus moves up fund size from medium to large fund over the next five years, it is finding greater complexity in achieving further economies of scale. […]

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 […]