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After all that fuss, here comes 10%

It was a budget that will be remembered for its headline deficit more than anything else. For big super funds there was a sigh of relief for the SG and that’s about it. The removal, at long last, of the

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Yale’s Swensen dies at 67

David Swensen, the Yale endowment fund’s famous chief executive and always a candidate for the “best investor in the world” title in any contest, died last Wednesday night US time (May 6 in Australia) at 67. In his 36 years

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WTW laboratory for ‘new breed’ of manager

Willis Towers Watson has formed a working group to assess the potential for what it calls a ‘new breed’ of investment management firm that invests across the equity spectrum, from private to public markets. The working group, bringing together researchers

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HR service to stop conflicts becoming complaints

As the national conversation dramatically shifted to include widespread sexist, harassment and bullying behaviours, a spotlight has been shone on the HR capabilities of organisations. Of course, the conversation has become much broader in recent months, with growing concerns being

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Bottom-up quality test for truly global equities

There is growing concern about the relevance of broad market indices, especially due to their poor reflection of China’s growth. The main concern should probably be managers who hug them. Whether or not it’s the index producers to blame, or

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Aware Super gets political on climate and growth

It’s not only the traditional core of Melbourne-based industry funds that can get political in the battle against climate change and growth. Aware Super, with a foundation membership of NSW public sector employees, has entered the fray. The fund commissioned

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Top global funds also highest on ESG score

NZ Super, the Future Fund and Norway’s NBIM are among the top-performing government funds, as well as having the highest level of governance and sustainability, according to a study by SWF Global. The study, of 52 of the world’s largest

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Paradice recruits head of distribution

Paradice Investment Management has appointed Stephen Bramley as head of institutional distribution, a new position for the Australian and international small-cap specialist. Bramley has had a lot of experience in similar roles, most recently as head of distribution for Asia

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