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Lachlan Maddock

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

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‘Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face’: The laws of financial gravity apply to private equity too

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.

Lachlan Maddock | 7th Dec 2022 | More
‘Light at the end of the tunnel’ for emerging market debt

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.

Lachlan Maddock | 7th Dec 2022 | More
A cathartic moment after turmoil of 2022

The chaos of 2022 has reset valuations to the point where they’re hard to ignore, according to J.P. Morgan Asset Management. That doesn’t mean the future of markets is any less cloudy.

Lachlan Maddock | 7th Dec 2022 | More
‘It was a feather in my cap’: Block looks back on eight years at ACS

“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.”

Lachlan Maddock | 2nd Dec 2022 | More
Pension funds face the perfect stagflationary storm

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.

Lachlan Maddock | 2nd Dec 2022 | More
  • Top asset owners weather a ‘VUCA-fest’, prepare for the polycrisis

    As the world’s top 100 asset managers grow to awesome size, they’re confronted by a “complex and uncertain” macro environment and need to prepare for the burgeoning systemic risks of climate change.

    Lachlan Maddock | 30th Nov 2022 | More
    The new ESG war won’t last

    The war on ESG rages anew after a rollercoaster 2022, but its detractors won’t win the fight. And as ESG matures, the future of passive index-tracking strategies is shaky.

    Lachlan Maddock | 30th Nov 2022 | More
    YFYS kneecaps climate investing, needs new benchmarks: RIAA

    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.

    Lachlan Maddock | 30th Nov 2022 | More
    Chant West’s fix for the ‘unintended, unacceptable’ consequences of YFYS

    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.

    Lachlan Maddock | 25th Nov 2022 | More
    Marks swims against the tide on private valuations

    In his latest investment missive, Howard Marks pushes back on the controversy around private markets, saying valuations shouldn’t reflect the psychological swings that dominate public markets.

    Lachlan Maddock | 25th Nov 2022 | More
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