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Hostplus CIO prepares for volatility after eventful 2018opens in new window
As Hostplus turned 30 in 2018, its investment in venture capital surpassed $1 billion, making the fund Australia’s largest VC investor. Hostplus also achieved the highest return of all MySuper balanced investment options in the 2017/18 financial year, SuperRatings data shows.
18
Jan
2019
www.investmentmagazine.com.au
Get a better dealopens in new window
Australia’s money gurus have crunched the numbers for you.
28
Nov
2018
www.9now.com.au
Hostplus tops superannuation awardsopens in new window
Industry super fund Hostplus has come out on top in this year’s Rainmaker Information SelectingSuper Awards.
27
Nov
2018
thenewdaily.com.au
Young membership gives Hostplus resilience: CIOopens in new window
Hospitality and tourism industry fund Hostplus’s predominantly young member base gives it an advantage over other funds in weathering market falls, CIO Sam Sicilia says.
27
Nov
2018
investmentmagazine.com.au
Ex-NAB home loan disruptors score $25 million from Square Peg, Hostplus and Airtreeopens in new window
Athena Home Loans, a fintech start-up founded by two ex-National Australia Bank bankers has not even launched its assault on the local property lending market, but that hasn't stopped it attracting the support of some of the most respected investors in the local VC and superannuation sector, closing a $25 million Series B funding round as it prepares to take on the big banks.
26
Nov
2018
www.afr.com
SelectingSuper honours super industry leadersopens in new window
A $37 billion industry superannuation fund reclaimed its position as fund of the year at the annual Rainmaker SelectingSuper Awards in Melbourne this morning.
22
Nov
2018
www.financialstandard.com.au
How Kay-Lene Tan Turned a Quarter-Life Crisis Into a Pastry Careeropens in new window
In July, Tan’s innovation was awarded with the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival’s Hostplus Hospitality Scholarship, which next year will see her visit three top-tier overseas restaurants in a month to seek inspiration in some of the world’s best kitchens.
12
Nov
2018
www.broadsheet.com.au
Sam Sicilia on how Hostplus became Australia's biggest tech VC backeropens in new window
Industry super fund Hostplus has cemented its surprising status as the most influential figure in the Australian tech venture capital scene, increasing its assets targeted at future innovation to over $1 billion and calling for more of its institutional peers to embrace risk and fund the future of the country's economy.
01
Oct
2018
www.afr.com
Industry funds to auto-consolidate smaller accountsopens in new window
In a move that will save super fund members hundreds of dollars a year in fees, 19 industry funds have agreed to co-operate and auto-consolidate members' accounts that are inactive with less than $6000 in them.
12
Sep
2018
www.smh.com.au
Hostplus, Temasek, Lockheed Martin back CSIRO's Main Sequence Venturesopens in new window
The CSIRO's innovation fund Main Sequences Ventures has raised an additional $132 million for its first fund, bringing on board superannuation fund Hostplus.
11
Sep
2018
www.afr.com
Super Alertopens in new window
Paul Watson from Hostplus told A Current Affair that industry funds like his have outperformed the big players — the retail funds — mainly because, “we don’t exist for a profit margin or profit motive for shareholders."
31
Jul
2018
www.9now.com.au
Find your super fund in the top performersopens in new window
While some investors might be tempted by low-cost index funds, the results of top superannuation fund performer Hostplus show why it pays to invest across a broader range of assets.
27
Jul
2018
www.afr.com
Hostplus on top as super funds rake it inopens in new window
A stellar performance by the ­nation’s top super funds has seen them notch up double-digit returns in the year to June 30, smashing the median return of 9.2 per cent.
20
Jul
2018
www.theaustralian.com.au
Best super funds: Hostplus again tops table with full-year return of 12.5 per centopens in new window
Top of the table for the 2017-18 financial year is Hostplus, the industry super fund pitched at employees in the hospitality, tourism and sports sectors.
19
Jul
2018
www.heraldsun.com.au
Hostplus upbeat on returns from unlisted, alternative assetsopens in new window
Hostplus chief executive David Elia sees "no end in sight" for the outsized returns industry super funds will be able to deliver from unlisted and alternative assets.
19
Jul
2018
www.afr.com
Hostplus bets against pack wisdom in bid to threepeatopens in new window
Industry super fund Hostplus is taking a contrarian view on the market as it celebrates being named Australia’s best-performing super fund for the second year running.
19
Jul
2018
www.theaustralian.com.au
Super funds notch up 'stellar' ninth year of growthopens in new window
Hostplus, with its rapidly expanding membership base, pulled clear of the pack to deliver 12.5 per cent for the year ended June 30, 2018.
19
Jul
2018
www.afr.com
'Remarkably resilient': Super funds outperform as Hostplus tops the league tableopens in new window
The one-million member Hostplus industry fund has produced the best return of all "MySuper" balanced investment options for the last financial year, of 12.5 per cent.
19
Jul
2018
www.smh.com.au
Government to crack down on super fund fees that ‘erode’ savings of Australiansopens in new window
“Hostplus does support the proposal with regard to protecting your super package, which is ultimately about protecting the savings of members and ensuring that they’re not eroded by fees and insurance premiums."
28
May
2018
www.4bc.com.au
AustralianSuper, HESTA sign on to ACSI codeopens in new window
Hostplus chief executive David Elia said the code would help his fund raise the bar. “We applaud ACSI for taking the lead in hardwiring stewardship into Australian asset owners’ policies, practices and disclosures,” Elia said.
23
May
2018
investmentmagazine.com.au
Driverless cars from 2021, predicts Hostplus CIO Sam Siciliaopens in new window
Sam Sicilia, chief investment officer at Hostplus, the top performing $33 billion hospitality industry fund, said the country should expect to see driverless cars on the roads starting from about 2021.
20
May
2018
www.afr.com
Industry funds win as savers ditch SMSFs, banks opens in new window
Net inflows from self-managed super funds to Hostplus surged to nearly $50 million in the December quarter and topped $138 million in the year to 31 March, putting the hospitality industry fund at the head of a gear shift in super.
18
May
2018
www.afr.com
Hospitality workers forced to chase millions in unpaid superannuationopens in new window
Hostplus CEO David Elia said his fund was recovering more than $2 million a month in unpaid contributions from employers. In the last quarter of 2017, the fund recovered contributions from more than 3,000 employers.
18
May
2018
www.abc.net.au
Hospitality employees are struggling to claim their unpaid super opens in new window
The CEO of Hostplus, David Elia, said he was in the process of recovering more than $2-million a month in unpaid contributions. “There are some employers out there who simply won’t make, or don’t make, contributions on behalf of their staff.”
18
May
2018
tenplay.com.au
Non-invasive device to treat heart failure fast-tracked with $9.5m funding boostopens in new window
Hostplus announced the $9.5 million investment this week in the Carillon Mitral System - a device currently in its trial stages that aims to non-surgically meet the needs of heart failure patients.
30
Mar
2018
www.9news.com.au
Hostplus tops fund returnsopens in new window
Australia’s industry super funds have come out on top in the benchmark annual superannuation fund survey from regulator APRA, with the hospitality workers fund Hostplus taking top place.
29
Mar
2018
www.theaustralian.com.au
Global Food Forum: Hostplus heralds push into agricultureopens in new window
Hostplus chief investment officer Sam Sicilia said a group of industry funds was likely to consider plans to initially invest up to $2bn to back vertically integrated agriculture projects in Australia.
28
Mar
2018
www.theaustralian.com.au
Australian super funds find appetite for foodopens in new window
A group of Australian industry super funds, led by Hostplus, is considering setting up a large collective vehicle to invest in Australia’s agricultural sector.
28
Mar
2018
realassets.ipe.com
Top industry fund bets on DNA sequencingopens in new window
Hostplus has joined global investment giants backing a UK-based DNA sequencer, placing $27.5 million in the technology company behind the product.
21
Mar
2018
www.financialstandard.com.au
Hostplus invests $27.5 million in UK-based DNA sequencing startup Oxford Nanopore Technologiesopens in new window
Hostplus has invested $27.5 million into Oxford Nanopore Technologies, joining investors including Singapore’s and China Construction Bank International in the £100M ($182 million) round.
21
Mar
2018
www.startupdaily.net
Hostplus sinks $27m into hand-held DNA sequencing firm Oxford Nanoporeopens in new window
Hospitality industry super fund Hostplus is sinking $27 million into Oxford Nanopore Technologies, a UK-based company that has developed a revolutionary hand-held device that it hopes will dramatically expand access to DNA.
20
Mar
2018
www.afr.com
Super funds to sows seeds in agricultureopens in new window
“Our aspirations are huge but we want to do it in a steady and measured way,” Sam Sicilia, the chief investment officer of the $30 billion Hostplus super fund told The Australian.
12
Mar
2018
www.theaustralian.com.au
More casual workers set to put pressure on the pensions billopens in new window
David Elia, chief executive of HOSTPLUS, noted that about 2.5 million Australians were currently employed on a casual basis. "The opportunity costs of workers not having these hard-won benefits is likely to have unanticipated and detrimental social impacts for them, and budgetary impacts for their communities," Mr Elia said.
11
Mar
2018
www.afr.com
Super funds embrace crowdsourced cybersecurityopens in new window
Two of Australia's biggest industry superannuation funds have backed a San Francisco-based crowdsourced cybersecurity startup, taking part in a $33 million capital raise.
02
Mar
2018
www.financialstandard.com.au
How your superannuation is funding Gold Coast development projectsopens in new window
Hostplus, the industry superannuation fund for tens of thousands of Gold Coast workers and 1.1 million nationally, is smitten with the prospects for the city’s residential market.
19
Feb
2018
www.heraldsun.com.au
Hostplus hits back at critics worried about risk opens in new window
Hostplus, a $30 billion industry super fund that caters to employees in the hospitality sector, said the way in which it classified assets as being either growth (risky) or defensive had no bearing on its standard measure of risk.
19
Jan
2018
www.afr.com
How technology is keeping a lid on inflationopens in new window
The chief investment officer of the $30 billion superannuation fund Hostplus, Sam Sicilia, says “wage inflation is kept low because nobody asks for a wage rise when their job is at threat of being replaced by automation.”
17
Jan
2018
www.theage.com.au
Savers turn away from self-managed super fundsopens in new window
Hostplus recorded a net inflow of $24 million of funds from the self-managed sector in the 12 months to September last year, against a $73 million net outflow in the previous year.
12
Jan
2018
www.afr.com
Hostplus commits $US50 million to Paul Bassat's Square Peg Capitalopens in new window
Hostplus has cemented its position as Australia's biggest backer of venture capital, allocating $US50m ($66.8m) to Paul Bassat's Square Peg Capital to take its commitment to the asset class to $270 million.
14
Dec
2017
www.afr.com
Why Hostplus CIO Sam Sicilia sees no end in sight to equities boomopens in new window
One of the reasons Sam Sicilia, chief investment officer of the $30 billion Hostplus superannuation fund, is bullish on equity markets is that he can afford to be.
13
Dec
2017
www.afr.com
Millennials wasting money in superannuation fees as what they are spending on smashed avocadoopens in new window
The fund’s chief executive officer, David Elia, has urged Australians to consolidate accounts and maximise compound interest, “...it could mean the difference between affording a deposit on a house at retirement,."
11
Dec
2017
www.heraldsun.com.au
Best Balanced Super Fund: Best of the Best 2018opens in new window
The Hostplus Balanced super fund has consistently ranked as the top-performing balanced fund over one, three, five and seven years for its 1.1 million members.
29
Nov
2017
moneymag.com.au
Super fund Hostplus tips into Blackbird Ventures' third fund opens in new window
Hostplus, which spans employees in hospitality, tourism, recreation and sport, manages about $24 billion has been a big supporter of the VC industry over the years.
28
Nov
2017
www.afr.com
Hostplus highly acclaimed for MySuper Product of the Year and Long-Term Performance opens in new window
Hostplus’ sustained industry-leading returns and high value MySuper products were again applauded at Rainmaker’s SelectingSuper Awards in Melbourne yesterday.
22
Nov
2017
rca.asn.au
Global digital influences an anchor on rate rises but benefits sharesopens in new window
THE tsunami of digital disruption washing around the globe is creating a relentless undertow for inflation, according to one Australia’s most successful investment experts.
09
Nov
2017
www.heraldsun.com.au
What do the Tigers and the Storm have in common? Both are sponsored by Hostplusopens in new window
Industry super fund Hostplus has sponsored the Richmond Tigers since 2005 and the Melbourne Storm since 2006.
02
Oct
2017
www.afr.com
Hostplus puts $50m into Artesian China venture capital fundopens in new window
Australian venture capitalists can become global players even without the Future Fund's support, Artesian said while announcing a $50 million investment from industry fund Hostplus into his China fund.
20
Sep
2017
www.afr.com
Hostplus leads agribusiness pushopens in new window
The $25 billion top-performing industry superannuation fund Hostplus is looking to spearhead moves by the industry fund sector to plough potentially billions of dollars into the agribusiness sector.
08
Sep
2017
www.theaustralian.com.au
Australian super funds climb list of biggest pensionsopens in new window
Hostplus chief investment officer Sam Sicilia said the fund had long maintained a commitment to active management and unlisted assets as two key planks of the fund’s investment strategy.
04
Sep
2017
investmentmagazine.com.au
Super sizing us and the USopens in new window
LAST month, when some of Australia’s savviest industry super funds sent an eight-person trade delegation to meet, among others, US Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross in the White House...
04
Aug
2017
www.heraldsun.com.au
Hostplus out on top as the best performeropens in new window
In a recent survey of super funds, Hostplus came out on top as the best performer in the balanced option category. David Elia, CEO of Hostplus joins Switzer TV to discuss the investment strategy.
25
Jul
2017
www.switzer.com.au
Hostplus and AustralianSuper at top of super league tableopens in new window
Hostplus and AustralianSuper were the top performing superannuation schemes last year, sitting at the top of the league ladder dominated by industry retirement schemes.
19
Jul
2017
www.afr.com
Super returns add $140b to national retirement savings potopens in new window
The strongest performer over the past year was not-for-profit industry fund HOSTPLUS – Balanced, with a return of 13.2 per cent.
19
Jul
2017
www.smh.com.au
Why Hostplus is betting big on infrastructureopens in new window
Australia's top-performing pension fund over the past three years wants to invest in more toll roads and airports, betting infrastructure assets will offer among the most reliable returns over coming decades.
10
Jul
2017
www.afr.com
Hostplus super drops life insurance premiumsopens in new window
Hostplus, one of Australia's main hospitality industry superannuation funds, has announced that it is dropping its member life and disability insurance premiums by 6% and it has guaranteed that it will stay that way until 2020.
06
Jul
2017
www.finder.com.au
Industry fund reduces insurance premiumsopens in new window
An industry super fund will reduce its insurance premiums by 6% and has pledged to lock the reductions until 2020.
04
Jul
2017
www.financialstandard.com.au
Catholic Super, Hostplus top 2016 SuperRatings rankingsopens in new window
Catholic Super and Hostplus have tied for top spot in the SuperRatings league table of the best-performing MySuper funds in 2016, each delivering a net return of 10.1 per cent.
19
Jan
2017
investmentmagazine.com.au