Lounarda David

Administration

AustralianSuper contemplates foreign outposts

AustralianSuper has posed the question of whether it should have its own investment management and currency hedging teams based in Europe and America. Peter Curtis, head of investment operations at the $85 billion fund, who was speaking at the Investment Administration Conference in Sydney, said this was a model used by larger pension funds internationally. […]
Administration

Sunsuper’s middle office pays its way

Sunsuper’s 12 strong investment operations team has identified over $10 million of potential cost savings and revenue in the last six months. The team, which has expanded by five members in the last year, has scrutinised portfolio activities to optimise cost efficiency from transactions, asset transitions, operational changes and tax liability. It has also improved […]
Investment Strategy

Small fund custodial fees to rise

Small superannuation funds should expect significantly higher custody costs in the next few years as custodians leave the market, a leading consultant has warned. Drew Vaughan, director of Dymond, Foulds and Vaughan, believes that eight players in the Australian market (NAB Asset Servicing, J.P. Morgan, BNP Paribas, State Street, Citigroup, Northern Trust, HSBC Bank, BNY […]
Roundtables

The most common questions on securities lending answered

The heads of investment operations at QSuper and Sunsuper, plus representatives from NAB Asset Servicing and senior consultants from Deloitte and Dymond Foulds & Vaughan met in July to answer the most common questions on securities lending. What is the additional workload created by an extensive securities lending program? The prognosis of both the head […]
Investment Strategy

Sunsuper expands investment team to 18

Sunsuper has increased the size of its investment team to 18 with the appointment of Lounarda David to the newly created role of investment operations manager. She joins from Mercer and will be responsible for reviewing the $26 billion fund’s risk management, performance reporting, unit pricing, custody operations, document management, legal and tax. David Hartley, […]
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