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UniSuper welcomes new head of fixed interest

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By Rhea Nath
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The super fund has tapped Mathew McCrum to lead its fixed interest team.

He succeeds Robert Hogg, who served as head of fixed interest and macro research for three years before departing earlier this year to join SG Hiscock as group CIO and head of individual portfolios.

McCrum brings over 25 years of experience across Australian and global fixed interest markets to the role, including research, design, and management of portfolios.

Prior to joining UniSuper, he was a senior portfolio manager at Plato Investment Management for over two and a half years and managing director and co-founder of Omega Global Investors for more than 14 and a half years.

McCrum’s vast experience also includes over a decade at Vanguard Australia as head of fixed interest, where he set up and built the firm’s fixed interest capability, including its first global bond fund, Australian fixed interest fund, and Australian customised cash fund, along with one of the world’s first global credit funds.

Additionally, he served for seven years as a quant analyst for the Treasury Corporation of Victoria.

UniSuper’s chief investment officer John Pearce said he was “delighted” to welcome McCrum into the fold.

“Mathew is a great addition to our team; he brings a very strong fixed interest pedigree with a track record leading and developing teams and will be an excellent cultural fit,” he said.

Earlier this month, the $130 billion fund announced the appointment of Annika Bradley as senior manager, investment specialist for policy and advice.

Effective 1 May 2024, she will be responsible for leading UniSuper’s investment governance and compliance processes and providing critical support for internal and external financial advisers on investment issues.

Bradley made the move from Morningstar, where she led manager research focusing on Australian and New Zealand fund managers for over two and a half years.