Rest looks to appoint Chief Investment Officer
Rest has announced that it is looking to appoint a chief investment officer following the completion of a 12-month review which will see the super fund restructure its investment operations.
As part of the restructure, Rest’s wholly-owned investment arm Super Investment Management (SIM) will be integrated into the fund’s internal investments team.
Commenting on the changes, Rest CEO Vicki Doyle said: “This change builds on Rest’s strengths as a major superannuation fund with $57 billion in funds under management and brings our investment expertise together in a single team to focus on further growth."
She added: “Having a single team also allows the fund to be nimbler in decision making and will further align all our investments functions with the rest of the fund as we continue to deliver superior member and employer experiences.”
George Zielinski, CIO of SIM, will act as Rest's interim CIO while the search for a permanent CIO is underway.
A spokesperson for the fund confirmed that general manager investments Brendan Casey will continue to manage the day-to-day operations of the Rest investment team.