Robyn Petrou

Investment Strategy

Top business schools inspire MTAA and Energy Super

Two of the most prestigious business schools in the world have encouraged the winners of the FEAL fund executive of the year award to focus on values, one’s legacy as a leader and on ways to deploy greater emotional intelligence. Robyn Petrou, chief executive of Energy Super, returned this week from from a course at […]
Hedge Funds

Energy Super’s initiative will help disclosure deadlock

Energy Super’s initiative in placing portfolio holdings on its website ahead of APRA’s July 2015 deadline, will help frame the debate around what should be disclosed, says leading superannuation economist Sacha Vidler. The $5.4 billion fund has published the name and size of its equity and fixed income holdings, as well as listing individual property […]
FEAL Annual Conference

Leeanne Turner is FEAL Fund Executive of the Year

Leeanne Turner, chief executive officer of the Motor Trades Association of Australia Superannuation Fund (MTAA Super), has been named the fund executive of the year by FEAL. This is the second award won by MTAA Super in 2014 after the chair of its board, John Brumby, was named trustee of the year by the Australian […]
Investment Strategy

Bob Henricks criticises lack of unity on independents debate

Bob Henricks, one of Australia’s longest standing trustee directors, has accused industry associations of a tacit acceptance of the government’s push for more independents. Henricks, the chair of Energy Super since 1995, is opposed to the change, as he sees a lack of evidence to suggest that independents will add to fund performance and is […]
Investment Strategy

What is allowable on investment committees?

Four prominent super fund executives at the AIST Australian Superannuation Investment conference on the Gold Coast discussed best practice and what is allowable on investment committees. One common insight was investment committees making decisions without talking to asset consultants. Each executive gave a candid explanation of their fund’s policies, the key points of which are […]