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Cbus appoints its first investment manager, innovation and strategy

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Innovation is the name of the game for Cbus. Photo: Getty
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Cbus is stepping up its innovation efforts with the appointment of Alexandra West  in the newly created role of investment manager, innovation and strategy. The role will see Ms West focused on driving innovation in investments, delivering strategic initiatives and building investment partnerships.

Ms West has extensive international experience in investments and strategy. She served as director of strategy and new business development with Fidelity Investments in the US, as well as working with management consultant McKinsey and as a strategic advisor to clients including the International Finance Corporation/World Bank.

Alexandra West
Alexandra West

She also won the position of Harvard University Menzies Scholar.

Kristian Fok, Executive Manager, Investment Strategy with Cbus  said “We are delighted to have attracted someone of Alexandra’s calibre to the leadership team. Alexandra has worked closely with us to design our future investing model.”

“She will now use her significant experience to cement the Fund’s position as an innovative, long-term investor, with expertise in direct investing in the built environment.”

Ms West  said “All Australians deserve a dignified retirement, and I am pleased to be joining a growing fund like Cbus committed to securing the best retirement outcomes for its members. It’s a pivotal time for Cbus, and I look forward to continuing to drive the evolution of the investments strategy.”

About Cbus

Established in 1984, Cbus is the industry superannuation fund for the construction, building and allied industries. Cbus is run only to benefit members and recently received recognition for its 11 years as a platinum rated fund by independent ratings agency SuperRatings* along with the Financial Review 2016 Smart Investor Blue Ribbon Award for Best Balanced Super Fund.

Cbus also invests back into the construction and building industry, which not only provides strong long-term investment returns, but also helps boost our economy and create jobs within the industry.

Cbus has over 730,000 members, works with 108,000 employers and has $34 billion in funds under management.

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