While internal investment teams have generally delivered good outcomes there is little independent review or direct public scrutiny of their performance compared to external managers, according to Frontier Advisors.
China still offers a compelling long-term investment story for investors willing to look past short-term headwinds in property and politics, according to Ninety One.
Not every risk is out in the open, and Allspring Global Investments is keeping a close eye on those that some segments of the market struggle to price – including a US government shutdown and a war on the Korean peninsula.
The locally-listed international fundie has “massively ramped up its tech exposure” since it dropped almost all of it in 2021 in favour of big wagers on energy stocks. It’s just not all the tech that it liked before.
The merger between ISA and AIST has created a new organisation that will court both sides of politics to “advocate for the interests” of more than 10 million Australians.
More regulatory pressure on valuation practices means big funds run the risk of missing out on attractive deals and members could face higher costs. But with Australia now at the forefront of defined contribution pensions globally, should GPs get with the program?
Investors are sailing in uncharted waters, writes Michael Block, and the only way to navigate them is through a well-diversified portfolio. But is it possible to have too much of a good thing?
If greed is good in the world of private equity, it’s anathema to super funds and other pension plans with members that will never make as much money as the people who manage their retirement savings.
Breaking superannuation into three different funding models may not be the right answer, former Lazard executive Rob Prugue writes, but at least it cuts through the fallacy at the heart of our superannuation ideal.
The crippling doom loop between the banks and the real economy we saw in 2008 is unlikely to feature in the coming recession, says Ruffer’s Jamie Dannhauser, who is more concerned about a violent liquidation in financial markets.
Anthony Kirkham from Western Asset Management goes in-depth with James Dunn from The Inside Network on bonds are back.
Steve Sun from Morgan Stanley goes in-depth with Laurence Parker-Brown on emerging markets and the compelling opportunities ahead.
Henrietta Pacquement from Allspring Global Investments shares insights with James Dunn from The Inside Network on whether to be optimistic about the clean energy transition and Net Zero.
Henrietta Pacquement from Allspring Global Investments shares insights with James Dunn from The Inside Network on what climate policies are being adopted by issuers.
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.
Too much of what managers call alpha is just a roll of the dice. To find the real stuff you have to look in private markets, according to Michael Block, while trend following strategies will get you something that looks just like it.
Uncertainty, dispersion and volatility are “magical words” for hedge funds, and the $160 billion Aware Super has reframed its thinking around the liquid alternatives space in a more complex macro environment.