Governments to tinker more as politics stirs global pension pots: Thinking Ahead Institute

Global pension funds are facing increasing political pressure to alter investment strategies, according to The Thinking Ahead Institute (TAI), with governments able to exert “considerable influence” on net zero policies and domestic investment.

David Chaplin | 1st Mar 2024 | More
Why it’s time to look beyond ‘terrible’ China performance

The EM story of economic growth and portfolio diversification should work in theory – but what’s worked in practice has been altogether different. Still, gloom around China obscures the many bright spots in a diverse market.

Staff Writer | 1st Mar 2024 | More
BNP notches more wins from NAS

BNP Paribas’ securities services division has done well for itself in the NAB Asset Servicing feeding frenzy, adding a fistful of managers and insurers to its platform in addition to its big Insignia Financial win.

Lachlan Maddock | 1st Mar 2024 | More
News
State Street prepares to bring $80 billion of new clients aboard

The custodian has leapt up the league tables off the back of its big Australian Retirement Trust win, and it’s now getting ready to transfer a number of former NAS clients to its platform even as it beds down the megafund integration.

Lachlan Maddock | 28th Feb 2024 | More
What the ‘heavy emphasis’ on fees really achieved for members

The MySuper reforms have seen costs come down and members getting a better deal, according to a decade of data compiled by Chant West, but the laser focus on fees from government and the regulators mean the industry’s opinion is “generally less sanguine”.

Lachlan Maddock | 28th Feb 2024 | More
Rest hunts impact opportunities in listed equities

The $78 billion super fund has filled out its impact portfolio with a new listed equities mandate as it aims to have one per cent of FUM allocated to impact opportunities by 2026.

Lachlan Maddock | 28th Feb 2024 | More
Comment
The Future Fund already invests in Australia. Could it be asked to do more?

Everybody and their dog has an idea for putting the Future Fund to work beyond its core mandate.
But the best idea for getting it to invest more in Australia’s economy is probably already being done.

Lachlan Maddock | 2nd Feb 2024 | More
Editor’s note: Looking beyond the headlines

As 2023 draws to an end, it’s worth looking back at those stories that didn’t make it into the top 10 but in which some of the great industry shifts were chronicled.

Lachlan Maddock | 20th Dec 2023 | More
Why the YFYS review should dig deep on systemic risk

More updates to Your Future, Your Super (YFYS) will no doubt be welcomed by the industry, but a thorough review must get to the bottom of the potential system risks created by benchmarking and big funds that keep bulking up.

Lachlan Maddock | 8th Dec 2023 | More
Why super needs to speak with a louder voice on housing

It’s temping to dismiss the super for housing debate out of hand. But if funds and trustees refuse to engage with that debate it will inevitably be settled without them, with a deleterious impact on retirement savings.

Lachlan Maddock | 24th Nov 2023 | More
Rethinking portfolio construction amid major regime change in markets: INDepth with Alex Lennard from Ruffer

Alex Lennard from Ruffer goes in-depth with Laurence Parker-Brown from The Inside Network on rethinking portfolio construction amid major regime change in markets.

Investor Strategy News | 8th Jan 2024 | WatchPause
Which asset class is seen as the most volatile for 2024?: IN60 with Alex Lennard from Ruffer

Alex Lennard from Ruffer speaks to Laurence Parker-Brown from The Inside Network for our IN60 series.

Investor Strategy News | 8th Jan 2024 | WatchPause
INSight #324 with Alex Lennard from Ruffer

Alex Lennard from Ruffer shares insights with Laurence Parker-Brown from The Inside Network on navigating persistent inflation and higher volatility.

Investor Strategy News | 8th Jan 2024 | WatchPause
INSight #323 with Alex Lennard from Ruffer

Alex Lennard from Ruffer shares insights with Laurence Parker-Brown from The Inside Network on whether the previous strategies will continue well in a new regime.

Investor Strategy News | 8th Jan 2024 | WatchPause
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IN Discussion with Chris Briant, Head of Parametric in Australia.
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Kanish Chugh explores strong returns from Biotech in recent years
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Profiles
JANA chases family offices, not-for-profits as super sees ‘significant change’

Australia’s largest homegrown asset consultant is plotting an expansion further beyond its traditional superannuation clients, while consolidation in the industry is changing the way they work.

Lachlan Maddock | 13th Jan 2023 | More
Julie Lander takes a bow at Care

“We believe in our story,” says Julie Lander. The CareSuper CEO chats to Greg Bright about mergers, diseconomies and spending money.

Greg Bright | 24th Aug 2022 | More
Analysis
The hidden risk that nobody is pricing

You can only see it if you look in the right places, but carbon mispricing could have massive implications for how risky an investment really is. Meanwhile, large language models are reading between the lines of earnings transcripts.

Staff Writer | 23rd Feb 2024 | More
ASFA’s new chief: Associations vital for funds ‘drinking from a firehose of reform’

New ASFA head Mary Delahunty says the association will collaborate with other industry bodies and leverage its large operational knowledge base to create more value for the mix of retail and industry funds and service providers that make up its membership. But how many voices does super need?

Lachlan Maddock | 14th Feb 2024 | More
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