About the Author

Raewyn Williams
Raewyn Williams
Managing Director, Research, Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC (at time of writing)

Raewyn Williams is director, research and after-tax solutions, Parametric Australasia.

Williams is responsible for setting the Australian research agenda to research and develop new products for the Australian market.

She is a current member of the FTSE ASFA advisory committee and the Taxation Institute of Australia superannuation committee. She is a qualified solicitor, graduating with Bachelors of Economics and Law from the University of Sydney and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from the UTS College of Law.

Prior to joining Parametric, Raewyn was director, after-tax investment strategies at Russell Investments.

Articles by Raewyn Williams

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RAEWYN WILLIAMS  |  THURSDAY, 11 FEB 2021
Mass consolidation is a much-studied phenomenon of the corporate sector, riding the economic boom/bust cycle-but it is a first for Australia's $3 trillion superannuation industry (see Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) Quarterly superannuation ... Read more
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RAEWYN WILLIAMS , JOSHUA MCKENZIE  |  FRIDAY, 18 SEP 2020
All sectors of the superannuation industry agree that successful equity investing entails some short-term pain to enjoy long-term gain. Superannuation funds and investment managers who embrace an active management philosophy can feel his acutely when ... Read more
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RAEWYN WILLIAMS , JOSHUA MCKENZIE  |  FRIDAY, 26 JUN 2020
The sophisticated world of large superannuation fund investing demonstrates an age-old aphorism: the only constant is change. Funds initiate some changed themselves to implement new ideas, address risks in the portfolio (including peer risk), insource ... Read more
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RAEWYN WILLIAMS , JOSHUA MCKENZIE  |  FRIDAY, 27 MAR 2020
Off-market share buybacks are a curious form of Australian corporate action: what rational investor would deliberately elect to sell back shares at a price below market value? The answer lies in the aftertax value of the transaction. A superannuation ... Read more
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RAEWYN WILLIAMS  |  WEDNESDAY, 26 JUN 2019
Last year almost two-thirds of superannuation contributions received by APRA-regulated funds were paid back out to members as benefits. This shift from 'stash' to 'splash' has significant ramifications for how superannuation funds define their missi ... Read more
Mahesh Pritamani
RAEWYN WILLIAMS , MAHESH PRITAMANI  |  WEDNESDAY, 24 APR 2019
Everyone likes a good news story. For large superannuation fund equity portfolios, a favourite topic is the value Australian equity managers can add by participating in initial public offerings (IPOs). Read more
Mahesh Pritamani
RAEWYN WILLIAMS , CHRIS DREW , MAHESH PRITAMANI  |  FRIDAY, 26 OCT 2018
Having the right ingredients for equity investing is mission-critical for superannuation funds. On average, APRA-regulated funds invest almost half of members' capital (47%) into listed equities portfolios. Much research exists on the ingredients funds ... Read more
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RAEWYN WILLIAMS , PAUL BOUCHEY  |  FRIDAY, 27 APR 2018
"...gold which he cannot spend will make no man rich." - Dr. Samuel Johnson (1709-84) Read more
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RAEWYN WILLIAMS  |  FRIDAY, 2 FEB 2018
Industry, public sector and corporate superannuation funds are finding their myriad stakeholders are a difficult group to please. Read more
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RAEWYN WILLIAMS  |  FRIDAY, 17 JUN 2016
Tax as a source of investment alpha Read more
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