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NZ Super tops-up top ranks, buys low as market tanks

The NZ Superannuation Fund (NZS) has confirmed a trio of senior appointments, luring two overseas candidates to assume the plum positions. In an update last week, the NZS named Kathryn Kerner, Kevin Wong and Rachael Le Mesurier as respective head of data analytics, senior investment strategist and head of diversity, equity and inclusion. Both Kerner…

David Chaplin | 13th May 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
NZ Super court win sets ESG precedent

The NZ Superannuation Fund has won a landmark court case that could set a high bar for activist legal challenges to its investment decisions. Any action jeopardising New Zealand’s reputation was deemed most important. In the ruling handed down in the Auckland High Court this month (March 17), Justice Woolford dismissed the move by Fadel…

Investment News NZ | 26th Mar 2021 | More
  • NZ Super goes up the alternatives spectrum, cuts Israeli banks, dampens return expectations, changes guard

    The NZ Superannuation Fund (NZS) has put new money in two US alternative asset strategies including a hedge fund operated by legendary firm Citadel and a direct private equity play in the communications infrastructure market. While the US$50 million Citadel move was revealed last December, the latest external manager update shows US niche private equity…

    David Chaplin | 5th Mar 2021 | More