Thierry bareau

Governance

Large supers in shopping spree for leading consultants

Large superannuation funds’ hiring spree of leading consultants has continued with the appointment of Andrew Baker of Tria to AustralianSuper. Over the past 18 months, Richard Weatherhead and Thierry Bareau have left Rice Warner to work on the group insurance offering of AustralianSuper, while Guy McAliece has left KPMG to join First State Super in […]
Investment Strategy

AustralianSuper adds Bareau to insurance team

Thierry Bareau is to join AustralianSuper in the new role of commercial manager, insurance on April 12. Bareau, who has held the role of head of insurance at RiceWarner, will work with insurers on renegotiating contracts, repricing and terms and conditions. A year ago Richard Weatherhead also left a consulting role at RiceWarner to join […]

Six ideas for sustainable group insurance

On August 20, those responsible for providing group insurance through superannuation will meet in Sydney to discuss ways of making it more sustainable. Here are some of the ideas that will be aired. 1 The industry must work together to find answers The survival of group insurance depends on funds, trustees, regulators and insurers working […]
Investment Strategy

AustralianSuper moves to annual repricing of insurance

AustralianSuper is to renegotiate its group insurance on an annual basis, a move leading figures in the sector believe will become the norm for other superannuation funds. The appetite for writing new group insurance business has shrunk after one of the three big reinsurers, RGA, stopped pricing any new TPD business, while Swiss Re is […]