Rowley has written about institutional investment in the UK and Australia for 14 years. Prior to joining Investment Magazine, he spent five years with Pensions Week in London, where he also regularly contributed to the Financial Times’ weekly fund management section. He joined Investment Magazine in March 2013. In his role he is also in charge of creating the agenda for the biannual Fiduciary Investors Symposium, and annual the Fixed Income Forum, the Absolute Returns Conference.
Dan Purves worked as the head of news, sport and journalistic programming operations at Demon Media winning two national awards. Prior to this the stories he broke regularly made the front page of both The Patriot (USA) and The Demon (UK). He has also worked for the independent documentary company GRACE Productions.
A surprising anomaly from the Investment Magazine Salary Survey 2017 was that a $4 billion super fund paid the most in chair fees.
Sunsuper’s Lounarda David and NAB’s Rav Gray were both recognised with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 20th Conexus Financial Investment Operations Conference.
Chief investment officers and portfolio managers are finding it increasingly difficult to implement portfolio decisions without getting a final tick of approval from their back-office colleagues.
The trend among superannuation funds to insource more of their investment operations is exposing the industry to a higher risk of legal action, lawyers have warned. Dan Purves reports.
The executives responsible for running the back-office systems of many superannuation funds have expressed frustration at the regulator’s “painful” – and expensive to implement – new rules for disclosing fees and costs.