Paul Kessell

Hedge Funds

Kinetic Super predicts global factors will be influential in 2016

Global economic factors such as interest rates and the Australian dollar will be particularly influential in shaping the outlook for superannuation funds over the coming year, according to Kinetic Super. Paul Kessell, chief investment officer of the $3 billion fund, made the forecasts at Kinetic Super’s Global Predictions 2016 session this week. The panel he […]
Hedge Funds

The breaking down of equity buckets

Investors at the Conexus Financial Equities Summit discussed the emerging break down of allocation buckets when investing in equities, as a result of favoured fund managers reaching capacity constraints because of the growth of superannuation funds. As funds continue to get larger they might need to consider giving managers more flexibility with mandates, says Brett […]

Rethinking retiree investment risks

Some of the leading thinkers in superannuation investing met up in Melbourne with two representatives of Wellington Management to discuss how good the industry is at investing for retirement. They were set five questions to answer. What does your retirement offering look like and how much do you expect to evolve? It is rare to […]

Jim Christensen: the right strategy may take three year’s to pay off

Success in current investment markets might mean choosing a strategy that only pays off in three years’ time, according to Jim Christensen, chief investment officer of Telstra Super. Christensen was speaking after collecting his award for chief investment officer of the year at the Conexus Financial Superannuation Awards Evening. “No one has got simple answers,” […]
CIO profiles

Paul Kessell: CIO of the year finalist

Paul Kessell is the first of five finalist in the chief investment officer of the year category that Investment Magazine will be profiling in the lead up to the Conexus Financial Superannuation Awards 2015. The winner is due to be announced on the awards evening at the Ivy Ballroom, Sydney, May 20. Kessell has 20 […]
CIO profiles

At-a-glance profiles of awards’ finalists

There are six weeks until the third annual Conexus Financial Superannuation Awards, with limited tickets left. This year’s finalists were selected based on a quantitative assessment by Rice Warner upon which the selection committee placed relative weights. Here is a mini-profile of every organisation and person that made the shortlist. Richard Brandweiner CFA moved from […]
CIO profiles

CIO of the year shortlist announced

The shortlist for the chief investment officer of the year has been released in advance of the Conexus Financial Superannuation Awards at the Ivy Ballroom, Sydney on May 20. The shortlist for the top four large funds, top four medium-sized funds and the top four small funds, best MySuper defaults, the best member engaged services, […]
Investment Strategy

HESTA wins AIST’s top award for excellence

HESTA’s ‘one click rollover’ campaign has won the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees’ Platinum Communication Award. The campaign uses big data principles to produce personalised mobile-responsive rollover requests and resulted in tens-of-thousands of members engaging and staying with the fund. In the category for funds with less than $5 billion funds under management AMIST won […]