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Lachlan Maddock

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

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Aussie funds face their own challenges in the wild hunt for returns

Pension funds are increasingly turning to active management to generate returns in a hostile environment. But as they seek to become true global investors, super funds face a different set of tradeoffs.

Lachlan Maddock | 13th Dec 2022 | More
Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide as a new year arrives

2022 has left investors battered. The start of 2023 will leave them merely bruised. But analysts and economists alike aren’t pricing recession right.

Lachlan Maddock | 13th Dec 2022 | More
Sovereign wealth funds move on emerging markets, cautious on unlisted assets

Stung by the harsh correction in the US equity market, sovereign wealth funds are looking further afield. And they’re beginning to question whether the pace of their private markets investing can be maintained.

Lachlan Maddock | 12th Dec 2022 | More
The real value of an outrageous prediction

Pandemics, invasions, and the return of inflation. If the last few years have shown investors anything, it’s that outrageous predictions can often be anything but.

Lachlan Maddock | 9th Dec 2022 | More
‘Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face’: The laws of financial gravity apply to private equity too

The only reason private equity hasn’t suffered as much in this downturn is the discretion that sponsors have over its valuation. That’s going to change – and so is investors’ willingness to believe the impossible.

Lachlan Maddock | 7th Dec 2022 | More
  • ‘Light at the end of the tunnel’ for emerging market debt

    After a damaging year, the “massive technical headwinds” for emerging market debt are easing. And the biggest opportunities might be the smallest parts of the benchmark.

    Lachlan Maddock | 7th Dec 2022 | More
    A cathartic moment after turmoil of 2022

    The chaos of 2022 has reset valuations to the point where they’re hard to ignore, according to J.P. Morgan Asset Management. That doesn’t mean the future of markets is any less cloudy.

    Lachlan Maddock | 7th Dec 2022 | More
    ‘It was a feather in my cap’: Block looks back on eight years at ACS

    “We had the courage to stick with our investment strategies,” ACS CIO Michael Block tells ISN. “Often what happens with a strategy that doesn’t work is you cut and run at the wrong time. We were lucky enough or clever enough or brave enough that that didn’t happen, and our members reaped the benefit this year.”

    Lachlan Maddock | 2nd Dec 2022 | More
    Pension funds face the perfect stagflationary storm

    While hopes of a ‘soft landing’ abound, global pension funds are a little more cynical. A stagflationary environment is not just possible, but likely, and hedging against it will be a herculean task.

    Lachlan Maddock | 2nd Dec 2022 | More
    Top asset owners weather a ‘VUCA-fest’, prepare for the polycrisis

    As the world’s top 100 asset managers grow to awesome size, they’re confronted by a “complex and uncertain” macro environment and need to prepare for the burgeoning systemic risks of climate change.

    Lachlan Maddock | 30th Nov 2022 | More
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