The year 2018 will be remembered in the finance industry for The Royal Commission into Banking and Finance, the full impact of which - both good and bad - we are yet to see. During this tumultuous year, Industry Moves has reported on 1,365 moves - 793 appointments and 572 departures.
We have also caught up with some influential women such as alternative investments specialist Bev Durston, CareSuper's CEO Julie Lander and Mercer's Helga Birgden. There was a sad farewell to Future Fund founding chief executive, Paul Costello and industry giant Michael Dwyer handed over the reins following 14 years as head of First State Super.
Industry Moves was delighted to see a 20% increase in traffic to the website this year, with 368k visits and over 631k pages viewed. With one more issue to go before the end of year break, we share below some analytics on what has piqued the interest of our readers.
Top 3 clicked moves
In May this year, Deanne Stewart was appointed as the incoming chief executive officer of First State Super. She took over the reins from outgoing CEO, Michael Dwyer, at the end of November.
Kate Farrar took over at Queensland based super fund, LGIAsuper, as its new chief executive officer in April 2018.
In November, Catholic Super announced the departure of long-serving chief executive officer, Frank Pegan.
You can search for a complete list of any appointments and/or departures in a given month using the improved search functionality at Moves page.
Most clicked Q&A
As the new executive manager of technology at UniSuper, Anna was charged with forming a new IT strategy for the $65 billion fund. In an April Q&A with Industry Moves, she told us about her strategy and goals for the project.
Most clicked Insight piece
In November, we reported on the changes at the top of six of Australia's largest super funds. It proved to be a popular read.
2018 Product Launches
It has been a standout year for product launches, despite market wobbles. This year Industry Moves reported on 109 product launches, compared to 95 last year.
Read Penny Pryor's analysis of the year here.