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Lachlan Maddock


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

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Why Local Government Super went Active

With a shrinking member base, Local Government Super was facing small fund purgatory. A facelift changed its fortunes.

Lachlan Maddock | 13th Jan 2023 | More
JANA chases family offices, not-for-profits as super sees ‘significant change’

Australia’s largest homegrown asset consultant is plotting an expansion further beyond its traditional superannuation clients, while consolidation in the industry is changing the way they work.

Lachlan Maddock | 13th Jan 2023 | More
2010s ‘a lost opportunity’ for renewables, but a new era looms

The free money era in which the transition to renewable energy could have been dirt cheap is over. But after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the world has a golden opportunity to get the job done.

Lachlan Maddock | 13th Jan 2023 | More
‘A worldwide phenomenon’: How HOPE wants to solve affordable housing

While the debate around the use of super for nation-building projects like affordable housing rages, HOPE Housing is working on a new way for funds to get involved.

Lachlan Maddock | 11th Jan 2023 | More
Big super’s brave new world of brand

Big super funds are getting even bigger. But as consolidation continues – and stapling kicks in – they’ve got a new problem that can’t easily be overcome: they’re more alike than different.

Lachlan Maddock | 11th Jan 2023 | More
  • ‘No simple answers’: The Future Fund’s brave new world

    How institutional investors generate returns now needs to change, according to a position paper from the Future Fund, with the very foundations of Modern Portfolio Theory shaken by the events of 2020-22.

    Lachlan Maddock | 20th Dec 2022 | More
    Investors doubt PE risk, but love it all the same

    Institutional investors the world over are increasing their allocations to private equity, even though they don’t know how much risk they’re taking on. And in 2023 they expect ESG stocks will underperform.

    Lachlan Maddock | 18th Dec 2022 | More
    Marks: Turn and face the (sea) change

    Howard Marks doesn’t place much weight in macro forecasts, but has helpfully provided one of his own for the years to come. In his view, nearly everything that used to work won’t work now.

    Lachlan Maddock | 18th Dec 2022 | More
    Why instos really underperform (and don’t know why)

    Institutional investors are mostly unaware of what’s dragging on their performance, according to analysis by Northern Trust Asset Management. Having too many managers with the same style is part of the problem.

    Lachlan Maddock | 18th Dec 2022 | More
    How Willis Towers Watson would fix alts for the test

    A small handful of new benchmarks would make alternative strategies viable under the YFYS performance test and once again allow funds to take advantage of their diversifying characteristics.

    Lachlan Maddock | 18th Dec 2022 | More
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