Author Archive for: Bill Buttler

Entries by Bill Buttler

Horses for Courses: Introducing risk-adjusted performance measures won’t be as easy as some think

One of the lasting achievements of sports like golf and horse racing is the way the handicapping system can make it possible for athletes to engage in a close and enjoyable competition despite obvious differences in ability, experience or personal characteristics.  In Thoroughbred horse racing, the older steeds would otherwise win most races, hence the […]

Teaming up for the members’ best interests

Back in the 1980s, the administration of the newly-created Australian Football League (AFL) believed that eleven Victorian clubs were unsustainable in a national competition. Victorian clubs, many of which were in a poor financial state, were offered incentive packages of up to $6 million to merge. One of the proposed mergers was to have been […]

Cracking the advice gap

When industry funds first came on the scene in the 1990s, the member contribution rate was three percent of wages and there was one investment strategy that applied for all members. The last thing trustees were thinking about was the need to cater to the increasingly complex advice needs of their members before and after […]

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