Author: Staff Writer
written by Staff Writer | May 22, 2013
The winners of the inaugural Chant West | Conexus Financial Super Fund Awards were announced last night in a ceremony at Ivy Ballroom in Sydney, with more than 300 guests in attendance. Awards were handed out across 10 categories, with the night’s biggest award going to AustralianSuper for Super Fund of the Year. The fund edged out REST and Sunsuper for the top award, which was presented by Prime Minister Julia Gillard in a pre-recorded video message. In the announcement, Gillard praised the awards for further recognising excellence across the [...]
written by Staff Writer | April 15, 2013
Conexus Financial, the financial services media and events company and publisher of investmentmagazine.com.au, has formed a partnership with the New York-based World Pension Forum (WPF) to create a major international conference business catering to the world’s largest institutional investors. Conexus will apply its events management expertise and experience to enhance existing WPF events – three offshore and one domestic event for US-based institutional investors. It will also create an online community to facilitate ongoing communication and engagement for conference audiences. The World Pension Forum, founded 20 years ago by Philip [...]
written by Staff Writer | March 25, 2013
If the average length of stay by shareholders in the top 200 US companies is 20 minutes, what is the impact of that on long-term investing? Watch David Gonski, chairman of the Future Fund, share his views on high-frequency trading and the economics of investment.
written by Staff Writer | March 18, 2013
Chairman of retirement income at Challenger and author of the eponymous industry review, Jeremy Cooper, confronts the fact that superannuation is a savings system rather than one designed to provide income in retirement. With Amal Awad at Conexus Financial’s Post-Retirement Conference earlier this month, he discusses how the industry might adapt to this role in the future.
written by Staff Writer | March 11, 2013
He works at the highest level across several sectors, so what does one of superannuation’s biggest players think of the industry in which he works? Watch Future Fund chair David Gonski discuss the super funds industry with Conexus Financial chief executive, Colin Tate.
written by Staff Writer | March 4, 2013
A Chinese proverb says “women hold up half the sky” and, while Australia may have been among one of the first nations to implement universal suffrage, glass ceilings can still be a hazard for professional women in this day and age. See what Future Fund chair David Gonski has to say on equal representation on super fund boards.
written by Staff Writer | February 25, 2013
Allan Stewart and Michael O’Connor may be on either side of the employer/union divide but when it comes to issues of superannuation, they are as one. The two are co-chairs of the First Super industry fund, with Stewart the employer representative and O’Connor, who is also national secretary of the Construction, Mining, Forestry and Energy Union (CFMEU), from the union side. It is an arrangement that precedes the formation of First Super in 2008. Back then, they shared the chair at the Timber Industry Super Scheme, one of three funds [...]