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’s degrees in both commerce (accounting) and law. Stuart is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Author Archives: Stuart Magrath

Q1 2020 Australia SPIVA® Results – Outperformance Still Prevalent Despite Market Volatility

In early March 2020, S&P Dow Jones Indices released the SPIVA Australia Year-End 2019 Scorecard. With the market gyrations in late February and March due to the COVID-19 pandemic spreading across the globe, we decided to provide a “mid-term” SPIVA update to include data up to March 31, 2020, and to share the timely results Read more […]

Key Takeaways from the 10th Annual Australian Indexing & ETF Masterclass

On March 3 and 5, 2020, S&P Dow Jones Indices hosted its 10th Annual Australian Indexing & ETF Masterclass series in Melbourne and Sydney. The events saw over 200 financial advisers come together in a week that, until the week after, had been the most volatile for financial markets since the stock market rout of Read more […]

Uncertainty’s Curse on Confidence

With the dust still settling after the unexpected result of Australia’s recent federal election on May 18, 2019, which resulted in a third 3-year term for the incumbent Liberal-National Party coalition, the Australian government has quickly turned its attention to a slowing in the Australian economy. While the uncertainty over franking credit refunds and negative Read more […]

Financial Advisers’ View on the Australian ETF Market

At the recent Australian Indexing & ETF Masterclass series held in Melbourne & Sydney, we asked the audience, 83% of whom were Financial Advisers, a number of questions using a mobile-enabled polling tool. Over 260 people attended the Masterclass across the two cities, and 189 of these people used the polling tool. 767 discrete votes Read more […]

Key Takeaways from 2019 Australian Indexing & ETF Masterclass

In early March over 265 financial advisers came together in Melbourne and Sydney for S&P Dow Jones Indices’ 9th Annual Indexing and ETF Masterclass. This half day Masterclass provided advisers with the opportunity to hear from, and interact with, both local and international peers, S&P DJI subject matter experts, as well as leaders in the Read more […]

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 […]