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Huxford to go as ANZ taps Mercer, BlackRock for backup

The chief investment officer of New Zealand’s largest non-government fund manager will leave at the end of this year after it revealed new potential arrangements with Mercer and BlackRock.

David Chaplin | 16th Aug 2023 | More
Mercer Super in the gun for greenwashing

One of Australia’s largest retail super funds will be hauled before the court over allegations it engaged in greenwashing of products in what will likely be a test case for the practice.

Staff Writer | 1st Mar 2023 | More
Why super funds and consultants shouldn’t ‘accept the status quo’

Much of the work Willis Towers Watson does for Australia’s largest allocators is now around investment governance. But the tyranny of distance means the local scene can be a bit of an “echo chamber”.

Lachlan Maddock | 3rd Feb 2023 | More
  • ‘A moment of truth’ arrives for super mergers

    There’s no end in sight for super fund consolidation, and even top performing funds are merging in an effort to keep up. But what gets lost in the debate is what members think of it all.

    Lachlan Maddock | 18th Jan 2023 | More
    Super funds gets a B+ on retirement

    While Australia’s superannuation system is the envy of most of the world, it still needs to move from helping people accumulate money to helping them spend it.

    Staff Writer | 12th Oct 2022 | More
    Tuvalu swaps Russell for Mercer in A$280m mandate

    Dotted with various government funds, the Pacific Islands has emerged as a competitive space for NZ and Australian-based investment advisers.

    David Chaplin | 5th Aug 2022 | More
  • Why Frontier wants to be big in Japan

    Until now, Japanese funds have largely been bond and cash investors. As they expand into real assets, Frontier wants to own that consulting niche.

    Lachlan Maddock | 3rd Aug 2022 | More
    ‘Come at us’: Mercer ready for competition at scale

    Mercer Super Trust’s merger with Westpac’s superannuation assets will prepare the retail fund for a new era of competition in Australia’s rapidly consolidating super sector.

    Lachlan Maddock | 27th May 2022 | More
  • YFYS sees a ‘bifurcation’ in property strategies

    Your Future, Your Super (YFYS) is creating a two-speed system in unlisted property where the biggest funds are forced offshore and the smallest must play in their own backyard. That might soon change.

    Lachlan Maddock | 27th May 2022 | More
    Mercer’s wish list for a ‘fairer and simpler’ super system

    Mercer has proposed a slew of tax changes to address the super system’s “inherent bias towards high income earners” and reduce the gender pension gap. Under Mercer’s proposed changes, individuals with balances over $5 million would be required to reduce their balance to that amount and those over the age of 75 would be required…

    Staff Writer | 25th Feb 2022 | More
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