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Retirement

Equip new liability management role part of innovative strategy

Equip’s newly created liability management role is part of a wider strategy, set by chair Andrew Fairley and implemented by chief executive Danielle Press, for the fund to meet its fiduciary duty by innovating.   The role is the second new position within the superannuation industry to be created by the fund over the past […]
Hedge Funds

Future Fund reallocates assets to reduce risk

The Future Fund has shifted its allocation away from developed markets equities and debt securities as it uses dynamic management to reduce risk levels at the margins. The volatile environment in global markets has led, in the past year, to a portfolio reduction of 360 basis points of equities in developed markets, a 130 basis […]
CIO profiles

Profile: Craig Turnbull CIO Local Government Super

Some of Local Government Super’s ideas on ESG arise from a requirement that even its most red-blooded active manager must research it as part of their investment process. Chief investment officer, Craig Turnbull, says: “We will only use managers that think about ESG factors when making their investment decisions, so that it is making a […]
Investment Strategy

Legalsuper bucks premium trend

Legalsuper has been able to negotiate a three year premium freeze on group insurance with OnePath owing to the low risk profile of its members. It has also gained unlimited death cover, a rise in TPD cover from $2 million to $3 million, a doubling in increased terminal illness benefit to $2 million and increase […]
CIO profiles

Granular asset allocation – David Neal, CIO profile

Many will quickly tell you there is greater return to be made from smart asset allocation than from manager selection, but few investors will jump to expand on this theory the way the Future Fund does. For David Neal, chief investment officer of the fund, strategic portfolio construction is typically done at too high a […]
Hedge Funds

Harnessing member data

Despite being a sector which has always been required to maintain data on its members (i.e. customers), superannuation funds have been slow to embrace data analytics. Part of the reason for this is that administration systems designed primarily to record basic member data have typically not been flexible enough to readily provide more valuable information […]
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