February 17, 2019

Nick Sherry

Thank heavens for ham sandwiches

by Greg Bright From the genesis of universal super in 1986, with the ‘Accord’ between the Hawke-Keating Government and the ACTU, the industry has always been political. The more money in the pot the more political is the daily noise.

More »
John McMurtrie

Link proves the benefit of diversification

If ever it needed an endorsement of its business strategy, Link Group produced another strong result as its UK acquisition kicked in just at the right time, with regulatory changes starting to impede growth in the core super admin business.

More »
Brendan Carroll

Managers look to fill the gap in private credit

The global financial crisis was not all bad news. Australia and New Zealand, for instance, escaped recession. We may not have had the Royal Commission without it. And it has spawned a whole new industry sub-sector for fund managers –

More »
Hugh Stevens

NZX to revamp managed funds

The NZ Stock Exchange has embarked on a restructure of its suite of managed fund vehicles and is streamlining its securities services contract under BNP Paribas in the process. The NZX plans to restructure SuperLife to offer an unlisted product

More »
Jim McKay

Warakirri gets the nod from Zenith for retail entry

Warakirri Asset Management has entered the retail market with a new agriculture investment fund which has already been given an “approved” rating by Zenith Investment Partners. The fund has been launched with several family offices and high-net-worth advisory firms. Warakirri,

More »

Willis Towers Watson runs ruler over NZ Super

Global consultancy firm Willis Towers Watson (WTW) has won the job of reviewing the NZ Superannuation Fund (NZS) following a short tender process last December. The review has to take place every five years. WTW was appointed last week to

More »

Big investors want more detail on ESG, executive pay

Institutional investors are demanding more corporate disclosure on sustainability, remuneration and business strategy to guide proxy-voting decisions, a new global survey has found. In a release, Kiran Vasantham, Morrow Sodali director of investor engagement, said: “This survey provides issuers with valuable

More »
Johnathan Armitage

How venture can benefit a broader portfolio

Jonathan Armitage, the CIO of MLC, will deliver the keynote address at this year’s AVCJ Private Equity and Venture Forum in Sydney, March 5-7. He has the timeless topic: ‘Global Investing in Turbulent Times: how are we positioning ourselves for

More »
Rob Fowler

Fowler leaves a proud legacy at HESTA

HESTA executive, investment execution, Rob Fowler, will retire from the fund in July, after about 15 years, resulting in a new role to be created to lead investment operations. When he joined the fund in 2004 he was only its

More »