UniSuper head of fixed interest departs

11 January 2024
| By Rhea Nath |
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UniSuper’s head of fixed interest and macro research Robert Hogg is set to depart the super fund to join an Australian fund manager as its new group chief investment officer.

Hogg had been with UniSuper since 2016 and previously served as head of global equity strategies and quant methods. 

He also spent eight years as a senior consultant and head of capital markets and asset allocation at Frontier Advisors.

He will commence as group CIO and head of individual portfolios at SG Hiscock from 28 February 2023.

“Rob’s appointment is a strategic one for us. He will be an extraordinary asset to our company,” said Stephen Hiscock, executive chairman of SG Hiscock Group.

“His 30+ year career spans many different areas in financial services, and his knowledge and experience will be an asset to our investment team, adding to the strength of our business and the investment solutions we offer our clients.”

Before that, he spent more than a decade as an equities strategist with Colonial First State Asset Management and was head of global fixed interest in Commonwealth Bank’s fund management division.

Commenting on Hogg's departure, UniSuper CIO, John Peace, said: “Rob has made a very significant contribution to the development of UniSuper’s market leading investment model, his background traverses strategy, macroeconomics, global equities and fixed interest and this is a terrific opportunity for him. 

"He leaves UniSuper with a well earned reputation as a genuine collaborator and a strong leader and I wish him all the best in his new role."

As the fund considers options to fill the position, the team will be led by David Colosimo, currently an investment manager, fixed income and macro research, who has been with UniSuper since 2013. 

In the 2022–23 financial year, UniSuper delivered a solid 10.3 per cent return with its default Balanced option. 

According to SuperRatings analysis, this put the fund in fourth place in Balanced option performance, behind ESSSuper (13.3 per cent), Vision Super (11 per cent), and Brighter Super (10.6 per cent).

 

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