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Australia's UniSuper invests A$100 million in World Bank green bond issue
trueUniSuper has become the cornerstone investor for the World Bank's first green bond issue into the Australian market, with an investment of A$100 million (US$93.5 million).
T. Rowe Price taps Ashmore veteran for senior institutional sales role
trueDavid Frazer joined T. Rowe Price in Sydney in a senior institutional sales and relationship role, with the title of relationship management, Australia and New Zealand.
State Super gives Acadian A$90 million for emerging markets equity managed volatility
trueState Super Financial Services hired Acadian Asset Management for a A$90 million (US$84 million) emerging markets equity managed volatility allocation.
Australia's Vision Super taps veteran investment consultant as first CIO
trueMichael Wyrsch has been appointed chief investment officer of Vision Super, effective June 2, according to an announcement Monday from the A$7 billion (US$6.5 billion) Melbourne-based superannuation fund.
NZ Super commits US$250 million to KKR for North American oil & gas investments
trueNew Zealand Superannuation Fund committed up to $250 million to alternatives firm KKR & Co. for private equity investments in North American gas and oil opportunities.ed fund.
Western Australia superannuation fund picks JANA as investment consultant
trueGovernment Employees Superannuation Board, Perth, Australia, hired JANA Investment Advisers as the A$17 billion (US$15.4 billion) superannuation fund's investment consultant.
Towers Watson adds 2 investment consultants in Sydney office
trueAlek Misev and Felicity Walsh joined Towers Watson in Sydney as investment consultants.
Sunsuper taps Mercer Sentinel executive as investment operations manager
trueLounarda David joined A$25 billion (US$22.5 billion) Sunsuper as investment operations manager, according to an announcement Thursday by the Brisbane-based superannuation fund.
KKR expands energy, infrastructure team to Sydney, Singapore
trueTony Schultz has joined KKR & Co. in Sydney as a managing director on the alternative investment giant's global energy and infrastructure team.
Maori investment collective buys 2.5% Kaingaroa stake from NZ Super
trueAn investment partnership formed by six Maori tribes has bought a 2.5% stake in Kaingaroa Timberlands from the NZ$24.9 billion (US$20.8 billion) New Zealand Superannuation Fund.
AUSCOAL shifts to active currency hedging from passive
trueAUSCOAL Super, an A$7.9 billion (US$7.1 billion) Sydney-based superannuation fund, shifted an existing currency mandate with State Street Global Advisors to an active “dynamic” hedging strategy from a passive overlay program focused on hedging AUSCOAL's more than A$1.6 billion exposure to ...
AUSCOAL Super names first CIO
trueDavid Bell has been appointed chief investment officer of A$7.9 billion (US$7.1 billion) AUSCOAL Super.
2013 Australian superannuation data are now available in the P&I Research Center
trueFiscal year 2013 information on the 200 largest Australian superannuation funds is now available in the P&I Research Center. Information includes assets, investment returns, default options' asset allocation and more. 2013 was another positive year, with assets reaching an all-time high $1.5 ...
Australia Future Fund elevates acting chairman to chairman for five-year term
truePeter Costello has been appointed chairman of the A$96.6 billion (US$84.6 billion) Australia Future Fund.
New highs Down Under
trueAustralia's superannuation funds eclipsed A$1.6 trillion (US$1.4 trillion) in the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.