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Lachlan Maddock


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

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‘Room for everybody’ as Rest builds internal global equities capability

Following a significant technology and systems uplift, Rest feels it’s ready to do global equities in-house. That doesn’t necessarily mean its roster of external managers will lose out.

Lachlan Maddock | 17th Nov 2023 | More
‘You can’t learn to swim without jumping in’: Rest’s impact ambitions

From little things big things grow, and the $75 billion industry fund hopes the impact investment commitments it and other funds have made will expand beyond their initial targets in the same way renewables did.

Lachlan Maddock | 15th Nov 2023 | More
Costello defends the Future Fund’s future (and reveals his biggest regret)

The outgoing chair of Australia’s sovereign wealth fund has come out swinging against “self-styled experts” with “foolhardy schemes” to spend the $200 billion it manages, warning that winding up the Future Fund will leave the government – and future generations of Australians – worse off.

Lachlan Maddock | 15th Nov 2023 | More
To find their way through markets, investors need ‘optionality’

For the last decade, equities (repackaged and otherwise) have reigned supreme. But in a market where everything might soon start to break, investors have to be more nimble.

Lachlan Maddock | 15th Nov 2023 | More
‘We’re going nowhere, really’: Why super’s staying quiet on ESG

The “well-intentioned and genuine” claims super funds made about their sustainable bona fides have landed them in the regulators’ crosshairs. They’re going to have to figure out how to actually follow through on them if they want to win the battle for members’ retirement savings.

Lachlan Maddock | 10th Nov 2023 | More
  • Rest takes another step on the internalisation journey

    The $75 billion industry fund is creating an “active, fundamental stock-picking” internal global equity capability and has lined up a former Comgest portfolio manager to oversee it.

    Lachlan Maddock | 10th Nov 2023 | More
    ART gets serious about investment resilience

    Australian Retirement Trust (ART) is getting bigger and more complex. To make sure that doesn’t turn into a big, complex problem, the fund has found itself a new head of investment resilience and is thinking hard about what’s really driving returns in a post-Covid world.

    Lachlan Maddock | 8th Nov 2023 | More
    Why this ‘super commodity’ is ready for instos

    The growing scale of the carbon credit market – and the fact that the next stage of emissions abatement isn’t going to be as simple as the last – means that more institutional attention is warranted, according to Apostle. Just watch out for the volatility.

    Lachlan Maddock | 8th Nov 2023 | More
    The three warnings big super can’t ignore

    If or when there’s another royal commission into financial services, the profit-to-member and industry funds will not be able to say they weren’t warned about their problems. They were warned twice on Tuesday alone.

    Lachlan Maddock | 3rd Nov 2023 | More
    The unanswered question still hanging over markets

    Markets could be asked to absorb a lot more debt as central banks lighten their balance sheets. But as governments continue to issue it, nobody knows whether unwinding can be done in an orderly manner.

    Lachlan Maddock | 1st Nov 2023 | More
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