Auscoal Super appoints chief investment officer

Auscoal Super has appointed David Bell to the newly created chief investment officer role. 

The new role comes after the decision to strengthen the Auscoal Super’s internal resources, which involve it managing over $7.9 billion in member retirement savings. 

Bell has experience in investments, risk and portfolio management. He has managed investment portfolios and investment teams and consulted with and educated many onshore and offshore groups within the financial services industry. 

“After an extensive search, I am very pleased to be able to appoint someone of David’s calibre and character to this role. His values and philosophy are well aligned to AUSCOAL Super,” Auscoal Super CEO Bruce Watson said. 

Bell will be responsible for the investment portfolio and enhancing the skills of the existing investment team. He will also have input in product development.  

Before joining Auscoal Super, Bell set up St David’s Rd Advisory in 2009, a small independent advisory business focused on finance and investments, management strategy, risk and portfolio management, and education. 

Bell spent 12 years at Colonial First State Global Asset Management prior to that. 

He begins his role at Auscoal Super in July 2014 but will ease into the role as a consultant while he winds up his current role. 

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