UniSuper names fixed income lead

Mathew McCrum
UniSuper - Head of Fixed Income
Date: 26 March 2024
Position: Head of Fixed Income
By Elizabeth Fry

UniSuper investment chief John Pearce has hired a new fixed Interest head to replace Rob Hogg, who left the $124 billion super fund in January.

Mathew McCrum brings over 30 years of experience across Australian and global fixed-interest markets, including research, design, portfolio management and execution.

Previously, he spent ten years building Vanguard's local fixed-interest team before co-founding Omega Global Investors, a boutique fixed-interest asset management business.

At Vanguard, McCrum managed over $20 billion in assets and launched several new funds and strategies.

He also served as the acting chief investment officer for three years.

At Omega, he developed several innovative and customised portfolios, including the first global ESG bond fund, a global credit fund, and an Australian fixed-interest fund.

He also did a seven-year stint at the Treasury Corporation of Victoria, managing $30 billion against a liability benchmark.

However, McCrum's most recent role was as a senior portfolio manager at Plato Investment Management, another boutique firm specialising in income-focused strategies.

Pearce welcomed McCrum to the investment team.

"Matthew is a great addition to our team; he brings a very strong fixed interest pedigree with a track record leading and developing teams and will be an excellent cultural fit.

"We look forward to having him on board."

McCrum's predecessor took up a position at SG Hiscock's as the group investment chief.

David Colosimo -  a senior member of the fixed-income and macro research team- was interim head of fixed income while Pearce filled the position.

Colosimo has worked at UniSuper since 2013, managing the asset owner's fixed interest, hybrid and cash portfolios.

Before joining UniSuper, Colosimo was an economist at Goldman Sachs and ANZ.