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Investment Strategy

New appointments at year end

Energy Super has announced the appointment of Investment Manager Daniel Judd and Key Member Relationships Manager Andrew Russell-Clarke. With more than seven years’ experience in investment management and research, Daniel Judd has held a range of diverse positions including analytical roles with a North American fund manager and another Australian superannuation fund.  He has also […]
Investment Strategy

Bennelong Funds hires CFO

Bennelong Funds Management, the boutique fund-management group, has hired Jeff Phillips as its chief financial officer. At Melbourne-based Bennelong, Phillips will head a finance team that has recently expanded. Hamish Wood, formerly a finance manager at GLG Partners in London, is now group-finance manager. Nicole Hammond is the senior fund accountant. She worked at consultants […]
Investment Strategy

Brian Henderson to leave Perpetual

Brian Henderson, the executive in charge of marketing and communications at Perpetual will leave the $23-billion asset manager. Henderson, a Canadian, will return to his homeland, possibly to Toronto, for “family reasons,” according to a Perpetual spokesman. He joined Perpetual in June 2011 and is responsible for developing marketing and advertising. “He will be still […]
Investment Strategy

Eight Investment Partners’ growing pains

Building boats is somewhat of a tradition in the Steele family. Rick Steele, the chief executive of Eight Investment Partners, and his brother made sailing dinghies growing up on the banks of Tasmania’s Tamar River. Their father constructed a boat out of Celery Top Pine. Now Rick Steele wants to build an asset management firm […]
Investment Strategy

Perpetual, Bain trimming costs

On the 16th floor of Perpetual’s Sydney headquarters there are about a dozen people seeking to find ways to produce “further meaningful cost reductions” at the trustee and asset manager, says a person familiar with the matter who spoke on condition of anonymity. The cost reduction team, made up of about six people each from […]
Investment Strategy

Weston leaves Mercer for AMP

Stephanie Weston, who served as adviser to institutional investors at investment consultants Mercer, has joined AMP as director of investment management. Weston, from March 12, will be in charge of ongoing governance of investments of AMP and the National Mutual Life Association Co, which include investment products under the AMP and AXA brands. AMP spokesman […]
Investment Strategy

Funds in Paradice

David Paradice is in an ebullient mood. The founder of his eponymous firm is planning a trip. Paradice has a wish list of people he wants to meet: George Soros, Robert Bass and Julian Robertson, among others. The 53-year old displays an affable manner, populating the ends of his sentences with quaint Australian slang delivered […]
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