Black box to gold rush: Alphinity teams with CSIRO to explore AI risks

Boutique fund manager Alphinity has struck a partnership with the CSIRO to develop a new framework to assess responsible artificial intelligence practices and ESG considerations.

Lachlan Maddock | 5th Jun 2023 | More
Faltering fundies should embrace alts boom: BCG

The collapse of a built-in bull market has put more pressure on asset managers according to a new report, which will need to make “transformational changes” to enjoy the profitability and growth of years past.

Lachlan Maddock | 2nd Jun 2023 | More
‘So obviously should happen’: ISPT, IFM Investors mull merger

Industry super fund owned IFM Investors and ISPT are exploring a merger at the request of their shareholders amidst a challenging outlook for commercial property.

Lachlan Maddock | 2nd Jun 2023 | More
News
When markets overreact, ART ‘really likes the noise’

The last 12 months have been challenging for Australian Retirement Trust, but the amount of noise in the market has been “quite productive”. It’s also shown that when it comes to unlisted assets, price is more volatile than value.

Lachlan Maddock | 31st May 2023 | More
Fahy leaves ASFA after a good innings

Martin Fahy has stepped down as CEO of the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) after seven years at the helm where he played a “pivotal role” in addressing the policy and regulatory changes of the period.

Lachlan Maddock | 26th May 2023 | More
‘You never want to accept how bad it is’: AustralianSuper’s unlisted property problem

AustralianSuper CIO Mark Delaney believes the fund is harder on internal teams than external managers, but says that its unlisted property experience has been “the worst of all worlds”.

Lachlan Maddock | 25th May 2023 | More
Comment
A few bad apples, or is the whole financial orchard at risk?

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.

Jamie Dannhauser | 31st May 2023 | More
Credit’s day of reckoning is upon us

Those that have made high returns by overpaying for higher-risk/lower-quality credit have been lucky and credit conditions are unlikely to be so easy in the future, writes Michael Block. Now is the time to take a very thorough look at one’s credit exposures.

Michael Block | 26th May 2023 | More
The quest for the ‘Holy Grail’ of investment

Genuine uncorrelated alpha is the holy grail of investments, writes Michael Block, but managers and strategies that can actually generate it are hard to find. So what’s a poor boy to do?

Michael Block | 3rd May 2023 | More
My father’s table: Agency risk in internalisation

The scrutiny applied to internal managers rarely matches that applied to external managers, writes Rob Prugue. But underperformance is still underperformance, and if something goes wrong the member wears the risk.

Rob Prugue | 28th Apr 2023 | More
IN Discussion
INSight #256 with Matt Christ from Ninety One

Matt Christ from Ninety One shares insights with James Dunn from The Inside Network on whether investors should wait to get better certainty in regard to reporting, standards, and expectations for climate investing.

Investor Strategy News | 1st Jun 2023 | WatchPause
INSight #255 with Matt Christ from Ninety One

Matt Christ from Ninety One shares insights with James Dunn from The Inside Network on whether investors need to accept subsidized returns to deliver impact.

Investor Strategy News | 29th May 2023 | WatchPause
INSight #254 with Matt Christ from Ninety One

Matt Christ from Ninety One shares insights with James Dunn from The Inside Network on the most attractive attributes of EM debt as an asset class over the cycle.

Investor Strategy News | 25th May 2023 | WatchPause
INSight #257 with Matt Christ from Ninety One

Matt Christ from Ninety One shares insights with James Dunn from The Inside Network on how we actually get to Net Zero.

Investor Strategy News | 22nd May 2023 | WatchPause
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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
‘Another opinion doesn’t hurt’, but activist short sellers still get a bad rap

More damage is done by consensus longs than short reports that shake company valuations according to Perpetual’s Anthony Aboud, who argues that investors stuck in underperforming stocks would have preferred a second opinion when they bought it.

Lachlan Maddock | 31st May 2023 | More
How fundies deal with scale (and ‘rockstar’ managers)

Scale is a double-edged sword but fund managers with the right model can make it work. And while other super funds are internalising as fast as they can, Aware Super will never completely abandon outsourced management.

Lachlan Maddock | 26th May 2023 | More
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Greg has worked in financial services-related media for more than 30 years. He is a former economics writer for the Sydney Morning Herald and assistant editor and business editor for the Australian Financial Review. Greg has founded many magazines, newsletters and conferences in the funds management industry. Titles he has launched include: Super Review, Investor Daily, IFA, Investor Weekly, Investor Supermarket, SMSF Magazine, the Blue Book, Investment Magazine, I&T News, Professional Planner, Top1000Funds.com, IO&C News, Investor Strategy News and New Investor.Lorem Ipsum Lorem Ipsum Lorem Ipsum Lorem Ipsum
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