2018 - Industry Moves Highlights

Thursday 13th December 2018

2018_Year in Review

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

 Deane Stewart First State Super appoints new CEO

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.

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 Kate Farrar LGIAsuper appoints new female CEO

Kate Farrar took over at Queensland based super fund, LGIAsuper, as its new chief executive officer in April 2018.

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 Frank Pegan Long-serving Catholic Super CEO departs

In November, Catholic Super announced the departure of long-serving chief executive officer, Frank Pegan.

View this move here.

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

Anna Leibel Influential Women: UniSuper's Anna Leibel on women in STEM and portfolio careers

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.

Read our Q&A with Anna here.

Most clicked Insight piece

Changes at the top of Australia's Super Funds Spotlight: Changes at the top of Australia's Super Funds

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.

Read the insight piece here.

2018 Product Launches

2018 product roundup The year that was – the 2018 product round-up

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.

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