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2019 Media releases

Equip corporate super win maintains growth momentum in 2019

14 January 2019

Equip has started 2019 on a high, winning the $190 million superannuation benefits for more than 1,100 employees of one of the world’s leading international air services providers, dnata. The banking Royal Commission has increased the number of discussions in corporate superannuation and we are anticipating a significant amount of movement in the sector in the next 12 months.

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2018 Media releases

ACSI members and influence grow with the addition of Equip

13 September 2018

The Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI) is pleased to announce that Equipsuper has joined as a member. Equip says ACSI membership will provide it with access to broader information and perspectives on investment sustainability that complement the skills of its internal team and external investment managers.

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Equip moves quickly expecting movement in corporate super accounts

21 August 2018

Equip has bolstered its Growth and Corporate Development team with the appointment of Charlie Yanni as Senior Corporate Growth Manager. Equip Executive Officer, Growth and Corporate Development, John Farrington, said Equip was anticipating the potential for more movement in the corporate superannuation sector following the revelations emerging from the Hayne Royal Commission.

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Equip boosts capability in risk and project management

20 August 2018

The $15 billion Equip super fund has substantially increased its Governance and Risk and Project Management Office teams to meet in the demands of increasing member expectations, technology roll-out, greater investment scope and opportunities, and scale of operations.

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Equip merger reduces member fees and premiums by $12 million

16 July 2018

Equip’s more than 75,000 members will benefit from total fee and insurance premium reductions of more than $12 million in the 2018-19 financial year, as the benefits from the fund’s recent merger with former Rio Tinto Staff Superannuation Fund continue to flow.

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Equip appoints two new directors

5 June 2018

Equip is pleased to announce the appointment of Penny Davy-Whyte and Lisbeth Rasmussen as Member Directors. 

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Equip promoting an alternative path for achieving member outcomes

Equip sees a collaborative structure like an extended public offer model as an alternative to merger for some funds feeling the pressure of greater scrutiny of member outcomes by the industry regulator.

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Tahlia Parrish appointed Equip’s Head of Risk

1 March 2018

Equip has promoted Tahlia Parrish to the position of Head of Risk, following Paul Synhur’s recent move to become Head of Member Advisory. Ms Parrish was previously Risk Manager, reporting to Mr Synhur.

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Equip’s Paul Synhur appointed Head of Member Advisory

23 February 2018

Equip has appointed Paul Synhur to the newly created position of Head of Member Advisory. Paul has previously worked in the fund’s Risk and Compliance area, most recently as Head of Risk.

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Strategic executive appointment to take Equip into the future

19 February 2018

Equip has appointed Tania Cumming as Executive Officer, Strategy and Markets, a newly created role, which will add strength and impetus to the fund’s forward planning capabilities and business transformation. 

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Equip says cost savings from merger are better than expected

12 February 2018

Equip is seeing better than expected savings from its merger on 1 July 2017 with the Rio Tinto Staff Superannuation Fund and expects to announce more fee reductions from 1 July 2018.

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Equip becomes the first super fund to join the Clean Energy Council

29 January 2018

Equip has become the first super fund to join the Clean Energy Council (CEC), the peak body for the clean energy industry in Australia. The fund’s involvement with the CEC naturally aligns with its heritage in the energy sector and will greatly assist Equip to understand and get much closer to the major transition taking place in one of its main industry sectors.

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2017 Media releases

Natalie Alford to head Equip's Governance and Risk

9 November 2017

Equip has appointed Natalie Alford as Executive Officer, Governance and Risk, a role which will lead the fund’s governance, risk, legal and company secretarial functions.

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Fee cuts are the first sign of merger benefits for Equip members

2 October 2017

Equip has cut administration fees for members and dropped buy-sell spreads on investment transactions. The fund expects these reductions will be followed by others as it beds down the benefits of its merger with the Rio Tinto Staff Superannuation Fund on 1 July 2017.

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Equip confirms merger with Rio Tinto Staff Superannuation Fund and appoints Nicholas Vamvakas as CEO

19 June 2017

Equip and the Rio Tinto Staff Superannuation Fund have completed due diligence and have confirmed that the funds will merge on 1 July 2017. The $14 billion fund will continue under the Equip name with a membership of over 75,000.

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Equip in discussions with Rio Tinto Staff Superannuation Fund

31 January 2017

Equip Super has confirmed it is engaged in advanced discussions with the trustee of the Rio Tinto Staff Superannuation Fund (RTSSF) with a view to merging the funds, subject to completion of satisfactory due diligence. The new merged fund would manage assets of $13.5 billion for approximately 75,000 members.

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