Paul Sayer

Investment Strategy

REST loses second COO in 6 months

Jo Townsend is to become chief executive of Funds SA on April 20 leaving REST Super after seven years in a variety of roles, most recently as chief operating officer. Townsend started her career as a fixed income manager, before moving to REST as an investment manager, rising to become general manager of investments before […]
Investment Strategy

Paul Sayer to become CEO of TWU Super

Paul Sayer is to leave his post as chief operating officer of REST Superannuation to become chief executive of TWU Super. Sayer will become the fourth chief executive TWU Super in the space of two years. Debora Jackson, who took over from Bill McMillin in January 2013, left the fund towards the end of last […]
Hedge Funds

Mortgage biggest cohort consideration: REST

Pre-retirees are prioritising paying off mortgages ahead of retirement planning, suggesting cohorts based on debt liabilities should be considered, says Paul Sayer, chief operating officer REST. The findings are based on member research carried out by REST. “People are living longer and thinking about a longer investment horizon, but they want to pay that debt […]

Insurance summit reveals changing demands

Only a third of super funds have changed the insurance offer in MySuper products, an Investment Magazine survey has revealed. New benefits are being offered by 19 per cent of funds, while 14 per cent have merely adjusted existing offers according to age groups. The most common new benefit is total and permanent disability cover, […]

Life insurance for mental
illness sufferers

Writing life insurance for those who suffer mental health issues has long been a vexed area, but insurers and the health sector are working to put minds at ease, reports JEREMY CHUNN. Life insurance is something almost all Australians would happily admit to knowing very little about. For the 3 per cent who suffer enduring […]