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Lachlan Maddock


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

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Big super, systemic risk and the ‘illusion of control’

Systemic risk in the superannuation system likely doesn’t stem from funds themselves, but from their service provider relationships. Regulators need to be thinking harder about where and how it arises – something they’re not necessarily well set up to do.

Lachlan Maddock | 8th May 2024 | More
Consolidation, private markets fuel demand for whole-of-fund view

Big asset owners and managers are embracing the private markets as one avenue for growth, but the complexity that brings to portfolios means they also need to get a better view of what might be decades of siloed information.

Lachlan Maddock | 8th May 2024 | More
TelstraSuper looks for a merger partner

The $26 billion TelstraSuper has become the latest corporate super fund to weigh its merger options in the face of increasing competition and scale issues in the rapidly consolidating industry.

Lachlan Maddock | 8th May 2024 | More
‘One plus one equals three’ in Mine/TWUSUPER Team-up

The $13 billion Mine Super is headed for a merger with TWUSUPER that will diversify both funds’ member bases into new sectors, plug gaps in their portfolios and prepare it for a world where bigger is (allegedly) better.

Lachlan Maddock | 3rd May 2024 | More
‘No doubt’ greenwashing crackdown has had an effect: UniSuper

To deliver for its highly engaged member base, UniSuper must walk a fine line between investing responsibly for their future and meeting their demands around climate change in the here and now.

Lachlan Maddock | 3rd May 2024 | More
  • What poor investment governance really costs members

    A new report “from the coalface” of super fund investing has gone some way to quantifying the cost of shonky investment management, with members potentially losing out on hundreds of thousands of dollars.

    Lachlan Maddock | 2nd May 2024 | More
    ‘It comes at a cost’: Small funds fret APRA levy increase

    A number of super funds managing less than $10 billion have been slugged with an increase in their restricted APRA levy of more than 80 per cent even as the regulator pushes them to keep costs down.

    Lachlan Maddock | 30th Apr 2024 | More
    Megafunds split on future of YFYS

    Australia’s biggest super funds disagree on what the new Your Future, Your Super performance test should look like, but they both think the consequences for failure should be just as weighty – and apply to everybody equally.

    Lachlan Maddock | 26th Apr 2024 | More
    First Sentier shows the pressures all fundies are facing

    First Sentier’s decision to close a number of strategies and pivot towards private markets handily illustrates the pressures facing the Australian funds management scene – and the new period of competition into which it is now entering.

    Lachlan Maddock | 26th Apr 2024 | More
    APRA fails its own test on costs

    Few would disagree that a strong regulator is required for a strong superannuation system. But APRA’s myopic focus on cost to members means its $70,000 Christmas party is unlikely to help its reputation.

    Lachlan Maddock | 19th Apr 2024 | More
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