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Lachlan Maddock


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

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Industry veterans scrutinise manager fees to fix super’s ‘shadow equilibrium’

Jefferson & Shea Analytics will bring a new fee benchmarking service to Australia to get super funds a better deal from their external managers. The good managers will like it – the bad ones won’t.

Lachlan Maddock | 25th May 2023 | More
New boutique Blackwattle wants to build a better fundie

Having poached a number of high-profile portfolio managers, and with backing from family offices and high net worth investors, new boutique Blackwattle is trying to correct the “inadequacies” of the Australian funds management industry.

Lachlan Maddock | 24th May 2023 | More
Super funds back Nuveen’s US real estate play

A number of industry funds have invested in Nuveen’s US Cities Workplace Strategy as they diversify away from traditional real estate and harness thematics related to changing work and life patterns.

Lachlan Maddock | 24th May 2023 | More
New problems for choice products in next YFYS test

The Your Future, Your Super performance test will have a tough time weeding out underperforming trustee-directed products when they’re already closed, according to Chant West, while many of those housed on platforms could fail because of their unique fee structures.

Lachlan Maddock | 19th May 2023 | More
More than Mad Max for new film fund

A new fund headed up by several entertainment and finance veterans will back film and television productions in Australia, taking advantage of “huge changes” in the industry that have made streaming content king.

Lachlan Maddock | 19th May 2023 | More
  • Why the active opportunity set is ‘richer than it has been in years’ (and what to do about it)

    Active management might be back in a big way but asset managers need to make sure they’re getting what they pay for: skill, not luck. Figuring out manager style and factor biases is key.

    Lachlan Maddock | 19th May 2023 | More
    Asset allocators back active equities after market meltdown

    Institutional investors have come crawling back to equities, according to bfinance, while high growth managers have led the rebound in an “abrupt style reversal”. But hopes for a meaningful market rebound could be misplaced.

    Lachlan Maddock | 18th May 2023 | More
    Big super wakes up to private debt

    A rethink of the classic 60/40 portfolio and the need to generate consistent income are driving global pension funds deeper into private debt. But this “best in a generation” vintage probably won’t last.

    Lachlan Maddock | 17th May 2023 | More
    YFYS changes get lukewarm reception from AustralianSuper

    Proposed YFYS changes do nothing to address index hugging, according to AustralianSuper, and super funds should be compared to a universal industry benchmark rather than a larger and more complex set of indices in the performance test.

    Lachlan Maddock | 12th May 2023 | More
    ‘A weird disaster’: Markets in for more churn as Fed frets inflation

    The market is betting that the Fed will tame inflation without blowing up the global economy. The Fed itself isn’t so sure, but Brandywine Global believes it’s approaching the problem from the wrong end.

    Lachlan Maddock | 12th May 2023 | More
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