Intrigued by the “complexities of financial markets", Darren Stevens took some friendly advice that changed the direction of his career, and he hasn't looked back. Following a decade at Bravura Solutions, he has been appointed as head of superannuation at Mercer. He tells Industry Moves about his goals for the new role and touches on the technologies that are revolutionising financial services products. He also pays tribute to an influential leader, names a career highlight, and reveals the added benefits of working through his bucket list. More
After thirteen years as a director on the board of First State Super, Cristina Cifuentes left the fund in 2013 to take on a five-year role as a commissioner for the ACCC. As her tenure comes to an end this month, we find out why she favoured flexibility over ‘climbing the ladder', what she feels are the key ingredients for effective mentorship, and about the person who gave her a taste for the intellectual world from a very young age. More
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Over the last few months, as part of our regular Q&As, we have asked some of Australia’s leading investment professionals to share their most memorable investments - the good ones and the bad. In a showcase of responses, we find out those they are most proud of, those that would have benefitted from the power of hindsight, and why sometimes it’s the simple investments that do the best.