Australia’s sovereign wealth fund, the Future Fund, has appointed Sue Brake as Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Portfolio Strategy. In this role, Brake will report to Chief Investment Officer Raphael Arndt.
Brake will lead the Future Fund’s Portfolio Strategy function, which is responsible for undertaking macroeconomic and capital markets research and blending this with the bottom-up information generated by the Future Fund’s sector teams to design optimal portfolios for the organisation’s administered funds.
“‘Sue is a widely respected investment professional and will make a fantastic addition to the Future Fund team,” Arndt said in a media release today.
“She has extensive experience in institutional investing, where she has had an impressive career specialising in governance and investment process design, portfolio construction and managing currency and derivative programs.
“Sue will make a strong contribution to our investment leadership group which is responsible for our collaborative and joined up approach to investment, focusing on the performance of the portfolios as a whole,” he said.
Brake joined from Willis Towers Watson, where she was Head of Strategic Advisory. Before that she worked for New Zealand Super Fund, where she was a Senior Investment Strategist.