Two Australian pension funds to merge in $17.6b deal

Two Australian pension funds to merge in $17.6b deal

Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia. Photo: Holger Link/Unsplash

Two Australian pension funds are joining forces in a further sign of consolidation in the A$2.65 trillion ($1.87 trillion) industry.

Equipsuper and Catholic Super will merge by December 2020, sharing the same board, investment teams and back office support but keeping their own distinctive brands under a memorandum of understanding signed Tuesday. The deal will form a more than A$25 billion fund managing the retirement savings of about 150,000 members, Equipsuper Chairman Andrew Fairley said in an interview in Melbourne.

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