May 29, 2016

REST without a head of investments again

(pictured: Ronan Walsh)  Ronan Walsh, the general manager of investments at REST Industry Super, left the fund suddenly last Thursday after less than six months in the job. A search is underway for a replacement. Walsh joined the $37 billion

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Stock up on alternative assets, says Willis Towers Watson

(pictured: Aongus O’Gorman) Investment consultant Willis Towers Watson has downgraded its investment outlook for the year ahead and is advising clients to add some alternative assets with genuine diversification characteristics to their portfolios. Speakers at last week’s WTW Ideas Exchange in

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Health insurer outsources $90m to Russell

(pictured: Stefan Azzopardi) Southern Cross Health Society has gone down the multi-management route for about 20 per cent of its approximately NZ$500 million (A$466 million) investment portfolio following a deal with Russell Investments. Stefan Azzopardi, Southern Cross head of finance, risk

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‘Unwieldy’ super funds missing out on fintech innovation

(pictured: Ian Dunbar) Small companies offering innovative fintech solutions find it very difficult dealing with big super funds, according to Ian Dunbar, Afiniation co-founder and SuiteBox Australia chief executive. He told a fintech conference organised by FIS, the global banking and

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How subjectivity can add to objectives-based investing

(pictured: Eric Sorensen) Objectives-based investing will shape funds management in future, especially with individual investors, who will continue to pay for manager insights but not so much for systematic strategies, according to Matt Olsen, the chief executive of Lonsec Research. Olsen

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Women in Super scholarship winners

(pictured: Keri Pratt) Women in Super NSW has provided four more scholarships to members under its arrangement with the University of NSW’s Australian Graduate School of Management, now in its second year. The scholarship program has helped boost interest in the

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