The only reason private equity hasn’t suffered as much in this downturn is the discretion that sponsors have over its valuation. That’s going to change – and so is investors’ willingness to believe the impossible.
After a damaging year, the “massive technical headwinds” for emerging market debt are easing. And the biggest opportunities might be the smallest parts of the benchmark.
“We had the courage to stick with our investment strategies,” ACS CIO Michael Block tells ISN. “Often what happens with a strategy that doesn’t work is you cut and run at the wrong time. We were lucky enough or clever enough or brave enough that that didn’t happen, and our members reaped the benefit this year.”
According to RIAA, the YFYS test “runs contrary to sound climate risk management”, and goes against both the government’s own net zero plans and APRA’s guidance on climate change risk.
Chant West’s proposed replacement for the performance test might cut through the complexity and create a fairer system for super funds, which have dramatically altered their investment strategies to avoid failing.
Cracks are showing in the old way of doing things. Being able to make money in a sideways market – and do it without equities – will now be the great differentiator.
For every government that wants to work alongside superannuation funds, there’s one waiting in the wings to deliver a regulatory rebuke. Big super needs to think hard about its plans to build the future.
The old ideological battlelines are being drawn up once again in preparation for three more years of fist fighting over Australia’s retirement savings.
John Green from Ninety One goes in-depth with Peter White from The Inside Network on “Sustainable investing in emerging markets”.
The Inside Network’s industry-first ESG Retreat brings together leaders from every major pool of capital in Australia to focus on the transformative change occurring in capital markets as pressing societal, environmental and sustainability issues come to the fore.
Grant Webster from Ninety One goes in-depth with Peter White from The Inside Network on investing in emerging market debt.
“We believe in our story,” says Julie Lander. The CareSuper CEO chats to Greg Bright about mergers, diseconomies and spending money.
Canva was the poster child on the way up, and it’s the poster child on the way down. PE might get harder from here, but for Australia’s biggest investors it’s almost always worth it.
While hopes of a ‘soft landing’ abound, global pension funds are a little more cynical. A stagflationary environment is not just possible, but likely, and hedging against it will be a herculean task.
Entrenched inflation will likely last longer and prove harder to stamp out than most investors acknowledge, according to a new analysis from quant shop Research Affiliates.