Natasha Kronouer, Sandi Orleow and Brett Chatfield

Fund governance: the importance of communication and agility

In times of crisis, robust fund governance is vital, according to Sarah Cornelius, a Frontier Advisors consultant. She quizzed two fiduciary investors and another Frontier consultant on governance issues during one of last week’s sessions at the annual Frontier conference

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Lewis Bearman

Blue Orbit boutique snares big-name COO

Blue Orbit Asset Management, a new Melbourne-based boutique equities manager, has snared a highly regarded specialist chief operating officer, Lewis Bearman, to take on that role with the firm from next week, August 4. He has 34 years of experience

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Paul Curtin

Funds demand more from asset servicing providers

Asset servicing contracts between big super funds and fund managers and their custodian banks are getting increasingly complex. Drew Vaughan, a specialist consultant in the space, recently oversaw a new contract between TelstraSuper and its incumbent provider, J.P. Morgan, in

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Mark Lazberger

Yarra Capital adds to board’s fire power

Yarra Capital, the diversified Melbourne-based equities boutique, is building an impressive and experienced board, with the latest appointment announced last week (July 20). It is Mark Lazberger, who was most recently the chief executive of the former Colonial First State

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Gabriel Szondy

Szondy joins Alcoa super fund board as chairman

Gabriel Szondy has joined the board of the Alcoa of Australia Retirement Plan, as chairman, having been the company’s tax and audit advisor for many years when he was a partner at PwC and even after Alcoa moved its headquarters

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Krzysztof Wierzchowski and Bing Li

Automated margin call process helping to ease volatility pain

The industry-owned Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), the post-trade infrastructure for much of the global financial services industry, has announced its ‘Margin Transit Utility’ (MTU) community has grown to 50 firms representing thousands of ‘credit support annexes’ (CSAs). Users

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Senator Bragg, Treasurer Frydenberg and Tim WIlson

Super threatened by Lib backbenchers. Enough is enough.

Comment by Greg Bright Liberal backbenchers Andrew Bragg, a Victorian-born NSW senator, and Tim Wilson, the member for Goldstein in Victoria and, interestingly, a former human rights commissioner, both appear hell-bent on destroying any chance of bipartisanship over Australia’s superannuation

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