Australian Retirement Trust has confirmed that Kevin Wong is leaving the $230 billion super fund to join the NZ Super Fund.
Wong, who served as a portfolio manager for dynamic asset allocation, will join the Kiwi sovereign wealth fund as a senior investment strategist.
Andrew Fisher, head of strategy for ART – public offering, said that during his 11 years with Sunsuper and Australian Retirement Trust, Wong has made a significant contribution to the investment team and its members.
“We wish him well as he embarks on the next chapter of his investing career,” he added.
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Earlier in his career, Wong was an actuarial analyst at BT Financial Group and before that a partner at Macquarie Group.
Commenting on the appointment, NZ Super Fund Head of Asset Allocation, Charles Hyde, said Wong’s experience in strategic and dynamic asset allocation will enable him to make a valuable contribution in his role. senior investment strategist.
The position reports to the fund’s asset allocation team.
“The asset allocation team is responsible for the key investment decisions in the fund, including the design of the benchmark portfolio as well as the allocation of active risk across the fund,” Hyde said.
“We are delighted to be able to attract someone of Kevin’s caliber to come and work with us in New Zealand.”
Wong will be moving to Auckland currently.
The sovereign wealth fund has also hired Kathryn Kerner as head of data analysis from the Federal Reserve Board and Rachael Le Mesurier from Oxfam Aotearoa as head of diversity, equity and inclusion.