David Bell has recently been appointed executive director of the Conexus Institute, a newly created independent research institute focused on improving Australia’s retirement system. David is an active researcher (industry and academic) in the areas of retirement, superannuation, and investment management. He recently completed his PhD at UNSW, exploring lifecycle asset allocation problems. David was previously CIO at Mine Super. Prior to that David ran his own consulting firm (St Davids Rd Advisory) and spent 12 years at CFS GAM. David led the development of MDUF (the Member’s Default Utility Function), was a co-founder of Cuffelinks, and developed and taught the hedge funds elective at Macquarie University’s Applied Finance Centre.

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