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Lachlan Maddock


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

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Skill, not luck: Future Fund backs active small caps

The Future Fund is thinking of restarting its active equity programs with investments in small caps, according to CEO Raphael Arndt, but commentators are split on whether it will find the returns it needs.

Lachlan Maddock | 28th Apr 2023 | More
Members back nation-building, but the devil is in the details

Members back the idea of industry funds and the government working together on nation-building projects – if the returns stack up. Convincing them that they actually do will be key.

Lachlan Maddock | 26th Apr 2023 | More
Illiquid assets top fund performance driver in tough 2022

Private markets were the main driver of superannuation fund performance for 2022, according to Frontier, but only a few of this year’s top 10 funds feature in the league tables over the last decade. And the YFYS test is still creating anomalous outcomes.

Lachlan Maddock | 26th Apr 2023 | More
Alts in, 60/40 out after the ‘Great Moderation’: BlackRock

A BlackRock survey of institutional investors has found the growing appetite for private markets is dampened only by liquidity concerns. Meanwhile, its strategists warn that the efficacy of the classic 60/40 portfolio is waning.

Lachlan Maddock | 21st Apr 2023 | More
Marks frets banks, real estate after SVB collapse

The meltdown of Silicon Valley Bank is “an early step” towards a more rational market environment, according to Howard Marks, but new problems might arise from bank exposure to commercial real estate.

Lachlan Maddock | 21st Apr 2023 | More
  • ‘Pacific money, Pacific investments’: How Cook Islands Super is investing for its future

    Australian super funds can probably learn a bit about retirement from the tiny, adaptable Cook Islands National Superannuation Fund. And a host of Pacific funds are also working on their own collaborative approach to investing in the region.

    Lachlan Maddock | 19th Apr 2023 | More
    How ACS’ ‘leap of faith’ helped build UniSuper’s new mandate

    UniSuper’s mandate to Revolution Asset Management shows how important private debt is becoming to super funds as their member base matures. It also has its roots in the merger with Australian Catholic Super.

    Lachlan Maddock | 19th Apr 2023 | More
    ‘Ongoing work’: Jones flags more YFYS changes

    There will likely be more changes to the controversial Your Future Your Super regulations following the “initial response”. Meanwhile, the government is pressing on with super fund involvement in nation-building projects.

    Lachlan Maddock | 14th Apr 2023 | More
    Why Mercer’s merger is a ‘game changer’

    Mercer Super wants to break down the long-held perception that only the industry funds can offer strong performance with competitive fees. Its newfound scale and global footprint are key to the “disruption opportunity”.

    Lachlan Maddock | 12th Apr 2023 | More
    ‘So many, and so unseen’: Women in Super champions neurodiversity

    Neurodiversity is poorly understood in the world of finance. Women in Super and neurodiversity advocates are pushing for that to change.

    Lachlan Maddock | 12th Apr 2023 | More
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