Three superannuation big wigs have been announced as big winners at the Australian Custodial Services Association Awards for their involvement with the Stronger Super reforms.
Daniel Cheever, vice president and head of superannuation at State Street Global Services, Darryll Rogers, manager of superannuation and regulatory change at NAB Asset Servicing, and Marian Azer, head of global funds services at J.P. Morgan Investor Services Australia and New Zealand, were recognised for their contribution to the Stronger Super Task Force.
This was formed to facilitate understanding of the government’s Stronger Super reforms across the custodial industry, APRA, and the superannuation industry. Over the past year, the task force achieved an industry standard to investment classification in line with APRA’s guidelines to prevent misunderstandings from varying interpretations.
Paul Talbot, business development manager at OneVue Fund Services, also won an award for promoting the efficiencies of automated processing in the managed funds industry, a cause he has advocated in his role as chairman of the Securities Market Practice Group since 2011.
The winners of the industry achievement awards, which recognise outstanding contribution to the Australian custody and investment administration industry, were announced on Wednesday night at the 2014 Investment Administration Conference, produced by Conexus Financial.
“ACSA’s achievements are reliant on the collective voluntary efforts of staff from its member organisations. For this, I would like to congratulate and thank Marian, Daniel, Darryll and Paul for their substantial contributions during 2013 to the custody industry,” ACSA chair David Braga said.
“Through the ongoing dedication and collective efforts of our members, ACSA will continue to contribute to innovation and efficiency in the investment administration industry, and provide international best-practice for members, clients and the financial services community at large.”