Stuart Magrath

Senior Director, Channel Management, Australia and New Zealand
S&P Dow Jones Indices

Stuart Magrath is Senior Director, Channel Management, Australia and New Zealand at S&P Dow Jones Indices. He focuses on the current and future financial aspects of the accumulation and draw-down phases of the retirement community of both countries. As part of Stuart's responsibilities he services the needs of different influencers including financial advisers, accountants and self-managed superannuation fund members.

Stuart’s career has encompassed roles in marketing, e-commerce and customer experience design in addition to direct, and intermediated, distribution experience across a diverse range of industries including telecommunications, financial services, media and print publishing.

Stuart started his career with KPMG in their Tax Advisory business in Sydney followed by a number of roles in publishing, both traditional and online, including with the Sydney Futures Exchange prior to its merger with the ASX.

In 2001, Stuart made the move into retail financial services, initially with MLC, part of the National Australia Bank Group, followed by roles with ING Australia (now OnePath), part of the ANZ Banking Group, AMP, Australia’s largest retail superannuation provider, and most recently with Suncorp Group, leading the Superannuation Distribution function through Suncorp Bank branches, as well as self-employed and aligned financial advisers. Additionally, he held relationship responsibility for corporate superannuation plans.

Stuart is a graduate of the University of NSW, Sydney, with bachelor degrees in both Commerce (Accounting) and Law. Stuart is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Author Archives: Stuart Magrath

Royal Commission, Regulation, and Rocky Markets

Over the past few months, there has been a flurry of activity in the financial advisor segment of Australia. In mid-September 2018, S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI) hosted an exchange-traded fund (ETF) seminar in Perth, Western Australia. This was S&P DJI’s second foray in the West, and with Perth being one of the world’s Read more […]

Why Indices Matter to SMSF Trustees

I spent a recent weekend at the Self-Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF) Expo talking to SMSF trustees about indices. While I often spend Monday through Friday talking indices, to spend Saturday and Sunday chatting about indices was something new. The SMSF Association hosted the first SMSF Expo in Australia, attracting over 1,500 people over the three-day Read more […]