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NZ Super trends up with almost $1bn of new mandates

The NZ Superannuation Fund has made half-a-dozen fresh investments over the previous few months across an eclectic range of strategies including US timber, a quant trend-follower and a life science specialist.

David Chaplin | 17th May 2024 | More
NZ Super CIO quits for coveted CalPERS job

The NZ Superannuation Fund (NZS) has confirmed chief investment officer, Stephen Gilmore, has resigned after winning the same position at one of the world’s largest pension funds.

David Chaplin | 3rd Apr 2024 | More
Shake-up at Kiwi fund king as two top execs flag departure

New Zealand’s biggest non-government fund manager, ANZ Investments, has made a pre-Christmas senior staff clean-out with two long-time employees set to leave the $30 billion plus business early next year.

David Chaplin | 9th Dec 2022 | More
  • Sovereign wealth funds lift their game on governance

    The world’s state-owned investors (SOI) have made progress in leaps and bounds on governance and sustainability. Locally, the Future Fund and NZ Super lead the way.

    Lachlan Maddock | 1st Jul 2022 | More
    PRI award for NZ Super’s hate speech campaign

    The New Zealand Superannuation Fund has taken out the PRI ‘Stewardship Initiative of the Year’ award for its campaign against Facebook, Alphabet and Twitter to monitor and delete hate speech. The award, handed down on October 20 at the organisation’s annual conference produced from London, followed the action taken by the NZ$59.8 billion, as of…

    Greg Bright | 22nd Oct 2021 | More
    Vale Sir Michael Cullen

    Sir Michael Cullen, the political force behind the establishment of NZ Super and the KiwiSaver scheme, has died at 76 after a battle with cancer. The NZ Labour politician, deputy prime minister and finance minister, will likely be remembered more widely for his liberal views, including legalised euthanasia, and generosity of spirit towards the less…

    David Chaplin | 20th Aug 2021 | More
  • NZ Govt Super in management-board rift

    An independent review has called for a governance and investment upgrade at the NZ Government Superannuation Fund after finding the fund’s management and board had been at odds over recent performance. In its five-year statutory review, the Australian arm of global consultancy Willis Towers Watson (WTW) found the GSF, a NZ$4.2 billion (A$4.0 billion) fund…

    David Chaplin | 9th Jul 2021 | More
    Investor concerns on surveillance cameras

    NZ Super and Australia’s Perpetual Investments have joined a group of global investors in an engagement program involving human rights and the use of facial recognition technology. They are the only Australasian members of a group of 50 fiduciary investors which speak for about US$4.5 trillion (A$5.9 trillion) under management. The initiative was launched by…

    Greg Bright | 25th Jun 2021 | More
  • Israel’s can of worms for NZ Super and others

    NZ Super’s guardians and management are used to their fair share of lobbying by special interest groups, but the latest, from an Israeli group on behalf of five of Israel’s banks, could have implications for all fiduciary investors. The Israeli lobby group in NZ, Israel Institute, and NZ Super are in an escalating battle over…

    Greg Bright | 25th Jun 2021 | More
    Top global funds also highest on ESG score

    NZ Super, the Future Fund and Norway’s NBIM are among the top-performing government funds, as well as having the highest level of governance and sustainability, according to a study by SWF Global. The study, of 52 of the world’s largest funds, attempts to illustrate the connection between good governance with sustainability processes and investment returns….

    Greg Bright | 7th May 2021 | More