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David Chaplin


David Chaplin is a reputed financial services journalist and publisher of Investment News NZ.

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Expect less, exclude more: Stern issues ESG warning  

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) funds should forget fiduciary duty, dump ratings and adopt extreme exclusions in a radical revamp of the investment overlay proposed in a US academic paper.

David Chaplin | 17th Nov 2023 | More
NSZ touts internal teams, switches on AI manager

The NZ Superannuation Fund (NZS) now manages about 30 per cent of its assets internally, with some of them in the capable hands of a new artificially intelligent portfolio manager dubbed “Keorangi”.

David Chaplin | 3rd Nov 2023 | More
Brandywine beats bond blues as fixed interest gets interesting

Brandywine Global is conservatively positioned as it eyes volatile conditions and surging demand for fixed income solutions following a massive macro-economic reversal.

David Chaplin | 25th Aug 2023 | More
No alpha in ESG: Scientific Beta

The supposed benchmark-beating powers of ESG have more to do with investors’ exposure to well-known factors rather than any sustainable secret sauce, according to quant house Scientific Beta.

David Chaplin | 23rd Aug 2023 | More
Huxford to go as ANZ taps Mercer, BlackRock for backup

The chief investment officer of New Zealand’s largest non-government fund manager will leave at the end of this year after it revealed new potential arrangements with Mercer and BlackRock.

David Chaplin | 16th Aug 2023 | More
  • Bull markets good, bear markets great in global insto funds game

    Vanguard usurped BlackRock as the biggest institutional fund manager in 2022 during a year where most firms went backwards, according to the latest Pensions & Investments global survey.

    David Chaplin | 21st Jun 2023 | More
    ‘Substance-less concepts’: ESG, AI, valuation and other whales in the room

    ESG is the “emptiest” idea, according to Aswath Damodaran, while AI will morph into higher costs for companies overall with no competitive advantage in a world where the technology is ubiquitous.

    David Chaplin | 7th Jun 2023 | More
    Hedge fund wins US$100m macro mandate from NZ Super 

    The NZ Superannuation Fund (NZS) has topped up its hedge fund exposure, handing US$100 million to trans-Atlantic global macro-strategy specialist Episteme Capital.

    David Chaplin | 19th May 2023 | More
    Unreal returns: The public-private performance gap illusion

    Comparing public and private market performance can be misleading, according to a new study from PGIM, and CIOs need to look deeper into the data.

    David Chaplin | 12th May 2023 | More
    NZ Super CEO heads for the exit

    Long-time NZ Superannuation Fund (NZS) chief Matt Whineray will step down in a planned pre-Christmas exit after more than a decade at the organisation.

    David Chaplin | 3rd May 2023 | More
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