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Investment Strategy

NGS Super members join direct investment option club

NGS Super has cut the cost of launching a direct investment option for members by using a white-labelled platform from Mercer. Anthony Rodwell-Ball, chief executive of NGS Super, said developing such a platform was prohibitive, but the whitelabelled product from Mercer was half the cost of a tailored platform. Mercer already provides administration and member […]
CIO profiles

Christian Super seeks to smooth outcomes

Christian Super’s chief investment officer has expressed a desire for his fund to follow QSuper in taking responsibility for individual members’ sequencing risks. Until now, few chief investment officers have publicly shown any support for the path taken by QSuper, which has placed members over 58 years old with balances of more than $300,000 into […]
Unintentional

Motor super head: Leeanne Turner at MTAA

Leeanne Turner started working in public service pension schemes before the superannuation guarantee charge was made compulsory and has seen most of the big changes since then first hand. One of the most significant was at the Commonwealth Superannuation Scheme, which in her time switched its control from a commissioner to a board of trustees. […]
Hedge Funds

Direct investment option at AustralianSuper

AustralianSuper has declared bullish growth projections for its direct investment option (DIO) from 12,500 to 50,000 members as its retirement membership grows. The platform, which gives members the freedom of a self-managed super fund in an insured setting, currently manages $700 million for 12,500 members, who hold a further $900 million with the main fund. […]
Hedge Funds

Ethical bond for NGS Super

NGS Super has invested $500,000 in a social benefit bond run by Social Ventures Australia and is planning to launch a broader, more diversified ethical option for its members by early 2014. NGS chief executive Anthony Rodwell-Ball said the new bond ticked all the boxes from an investment perspective, and he believes there’s a reasonable […]
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