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Cbus Super acting CIO assumes permanent role 

By Jessica Penny
2 minute read

Brett Chatfield has been named CIO after more than a decade with the fund.

Cbus Super has announced the appointment of Mr Chatfield as chief investment officer (CIO) effective immediately, following a successful stint as acting CIO.

He brings more than two decades of experience to the role, 10 of which have been spent with Cbus. Prior to his interim appointment in March, he was deputy CIO from June 2019.

Before joining the fund in 2013, Mr Chatfield served in several roles across investment consulting, institutional distribution, product development and research.

According to a statement from Cbus on Thursday, Mr Chatfield will be leading the expansion of the funds internal investment capabilities following the recent launch of its new five-year investment strategy, having set a target to manage 50 per cent of assets internally while also partnering on more major deals.

Last week, Cbus also announced the appointment of Kristian Fok as CEO, who had been acting CEO since the retirement of Justin Arter in May. Prior to this, he was CIO for the past decade.

Commenting on his successor’s appointment, Mr Fok said: “Brett Chatfield has been integral in the development of Cbus’ highly successful investment model, which has generated incredibly strong long-term returns for our members.

“I look forward to working with Brett as he leads the investment of our members’ retirement savings and cements the strong links Cbus has through our investments in the real economy and jobs,” he continued.

“Our members trust us to work hard for them and to invest in their sectors, and Brett has the expertise and connection to our members to deliver on this trust.”

Mr Chatfield added: “Cbus is an innovative, global, long-term investor with a focus on investing in the real economy and I look forward to leading our world-class investment team.”

“I’ll be leading a team attracted to working in a fund that invests in a way that resonates with the membership and that link to our industries – that powerful connection with jobs, the built environment and the economy.

“Next year is the 40th anniversary of construction workers winning the right to super and sparking the creation of Cbus, and I’m looking forward to being at the forefront of our future investment achievements, delivering for our members and their retirement outcomes,” he concluded.