super fund

The 2014 super fund awards evening

Chant West, in partnership with Conexus Financial, publisher of Investment Magazine, will present the second annual superannuation and pension awards on May 21, at the Ivy Ballroom in Sydney. Both companies have a common vision of improving retirement income solutions and producing better outcomes for members and in the process calling industry participants to account […]
Investment Strategy

2014 – the hardest year yet for compliance

Those helping super funds to manage their investment data report an industry groaning under the weight of more compliance than it has ever faced before. Providers say the cost of increased workloads and systems build will be passed back to members, while opportunity costs are being incurred from the holding up of innovation. DST Global […]
Unintentional

Maverick Series video: Gonski part IV

A Chinese proverb says “women hold up half the sky” and, while Australia may have been among one of the first nations to implement universal suffrage, glass ceilings can still be a hazard for professional women in this day and age. See what Future Fund chair David Gonski has to say on equal representation on super […]
Investment Strategy

Qantas Super hires WorkCover NSW’s investments boss

The $6-billion Qantas Superannuation Plan has hired Chris Grogan, the former acting-general manager of investments at WorkCover Authority of New South Wales, to reduce the costs of investing. Grogan and Matt Wacher, who joined the fund in February from Russell Investments, are responsible for limiting foreign exchange and tax losses and improving the fund’s risk […]
Opinion

Super fund mandates are worth fighting for

Funds management salespeople say it’s been “hard” to win investment mandates from superannuation funds. “Money isn’t moving,” one told me in January. But least he, unlike other salespeople, still has a job.