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Cbus expands asset allocation team

By Jessica Penny
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The appointments will support the fund’s investment internalisation plan. 

Cbus Super has welcomed Divya Jain and Nathan Cotton to its investment team as it continues to strengthen its capabilities in asset allocation.

With broad experience in currency management and portfolio construction, Ms Jain will be joining the team as a portfolio strategist. 

She most recently served in the fixed income, credit and currency team at Australian Super.

Mr Cotton has been appointed a senior analyst and will be focusing on macroeconomic and market analysis that relates to the Cbus investment portfolio. 

He was most recently a senior economist at QIC, and has previously spent time as an economist at the RBA. 

Cbus Super’s deputy chief investment officer Brett Chatfield said: “The addition of both Divya and Nathan to the asset allocation team continues the build-out of internal resources to provide skills and experience aimed at the ongoing enhancement of the fund’s strategic and dynamic asset allocation processes.”

“The ongoing, general, focus to bring resources in-house where the business case is strong has paid dividends with the Cbus team now managing 37.6 per cent of the portfolio in-house and in hybrid strategies, helping to save members more than $500 million in investment fees since 2017.”

Mr Chatfield explained that the fund has seen a range of benefits since its internalisation strategy came into effect, including greater insights for asset allocation, sharpened external manager selection, and the incorporation of responsible investing principles that are driving long-term sustainable returns.

“All of this combines to continue to deliver strong returns to our members,” he concluded.