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Lachlan Maddock


Lachlan is editor of Investor Strategy News and has extensive experience covering institutional investment.

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Funds must guard against ‘partisan noise’, watch for global opportunities: IFM

There’s “nothing sinister” about funds taking advantage of government incentives to enhance returns for members, according to IFM. And when it comes to those funds heading offshore, “culture eats strategy”.

Lachlan Maddock | 22nd Mar 2023 | More
Why it’s time for super to speak with a single voice

There’s too many associations around, and the proposed tie-up between the AIST and ISA could bring super closer to a single voice at a time when it needs it more than ever. The problem is what that voice might say.

Lachlan Maddock | 22nd Mar 2023 | More
Decarbonising YFYS benchmarks (without failing the test)

Your Future Your Super makes ESG investing a fraught proposition for super funds. But decarbonising benchmarks doesn’t have to generate (that much) tracking error – if you do it right.

Lachlan Maddock | 22nd Mar 2023 | More
Funds back affordable housing, ‘critical’ HAFF change

While funds have backed affordable housing as an asset class, nation-building initiatives like the Housing Australia Future Fund (HAFF) still need tweaks to create certainty for institutional investors.

Lachlan Maddock | 17th Mar 2023 | More
Super funds shouldn’t hold back on data

Super funds are sticking with the ‘best endeavours’ approach to the Superannuation Data Transformation program. But in giving less information, they’re going to get less back.

Lachlan Maddock | 17th Mar 2023 | More
  • Why we’re ‘thundering towards the cliff’ of systemic risk  

    Systemic risk is difficult for investors to grasp because it’s no big deal – until it is. And unless investors adopt a “vastly different” mindset about pricing, it’s going to get a lot worse.

    Lachlan Maddock | 15th Mar 2023 | More
    Super’s hidden merger problem – and some ideas to fix it

    APRA’s “utopian ambition” for organic super fund consolidation might not be realised, leaving a long tail of small funds. More drastic measures could be needed.

    Lachlan Maddock | 15th Mar 2023 | More
    ‘Shiny objects and empty calories’ in sustainable investing

    Farming out sustainable investing to passive or low cost options isn’t “for the faint of heart”. In a new world where the winners aren’t as obvious, active management should thrive.

    Lachlan Maddock | 15th Mar 2023 | More
    Private markets deal with the ‘fear effect’

    Private market managers aren’t entirely insulated against falls in the public markets, which have resulted in diminished fundraising activity. But private assets aren’t going to stop outperforming anytime soon.

    Lachlan Maddock | 10th Mar 2023 | More
    ‘The field is being sanitised’: Why boutique managers have the upper hand on ESG

    Political polarization in the United States and new regulations affecting the labelling of products and funds means boutique ESG managers are back in the spotlight.

    Lachlan Maddock | 10th Mar 2023 | More
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