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Custody

A new playing field in custody

Citi has been in the custodian market since the mid-1980s, but it’s only in the last five years or so that it has broadened its offering to include a full range of fund administration services. According to Martin Carpenter, managing director, securities and funds services, this gives them more reasons to interact with superannuation funds. […]
Investment Strategy

Diversifying at Energy Super

Energy Super’s appointment of four new international equities managers has seen the fund move from a pooled investment at AMP Capital as part of its wider diversification strategy. With the $4.5-billion fund focused on growth, it now has control of its international equities, awarding $700 million in mandates to Harding Loevner, Longview Partners, Sands Capital […]
Unintentional

Qsuper ups the ante on value

Members of QSuper who use its new mortgage-advice service will receive half of the broking commission from any deal, one of a growing number of innovative offers from banks and funds fighting for market share. The rollout through QSuper’s financial advice arm, QInvest, is likely to be of most benefit to those in their 30s […]
Custody

Post-cost relationships key for custody

It’s not primarily a matter of cost. In Australia’s near-saturated custodian marketplace, superannuation funds have hit the spotlight on custodians’ primary service offerings and relationship engagement as they go out to tender. Jo Townsend, general manager of investments at REST Industry Super, says the fund felt it was “appropriate to go back to basics” in the […]