Ross Bernays

Investment Strategy

Prime Super six months after the merger

Prime Super is open to further mergers, it has put the appointment of a chief investment officer on hold and answered criticism of its merger with HIP. Speaking six months after Prime merged with the Sydney based HIP, Lachlan Baird, chief executive of the combined operation, whose business card carries the logos for both Prime […]
Investment Strategy

Super funds to act as Australian lenders

Super funds could join the big four banks as a major lender to Australian companies over the next few years. The impact of Basel II reforms, which require banks to hold greater amounts of capital for their riskier loans, has encouraged banks to seek partners for certain loans which have come up for re-financing since […]
Investment Strategy

Prime Super and HIP to merge

Prime Super and Health Industry Plan (HIP) have announced an intention to merge in order to create a combined fund of $2.4 billion in assets and 150,000 members. The new fund will be known as Prime Super, it will be headquartered in Melbourne and will go live on May 1st. The deal has taken a […]
Investment Strategy

NAB Asset Services gets HIP

National Australia Bank (NAB) Asset Services has won a custody mandate to provide administrative services for the $630-million Health Industry Plan (HIP), supplanting the incumbent provider BNP Paribas. Australia’s largest custodian bank with about $508 billion in assets under custody, NAB secured the deal after a competitive tendering process run by the fund’s consultants Jana. […]