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Lachlan Maddock


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

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Aware Super goes abroad for new public equities head

The $160 billion industry fund has found a new head for its $90 billion public equities portfolio in an alumnus of passive investing giants like Vanguard and BlackRock. It’s also pulled the trigger on promotions in the public equities team.

Lachlan Maddock | 25th Jan 2024 | More
Why markets face a ‘multi-pronged fork in the road’

It’s a narrow path to a Goldilocks financial environment with steep drops on either side. Should markets tumble off the edge, big investors could cast their eyes back over macro hedge funds, long-short strategies and gold.

Lachlan Maddock | 25th Jan 2024 | More
‘A very polarising concept’: Why Mine Super reckons lifecycle is the real winner

The $13 billion Mine Super might have had Chant West’s top performing growth option for the calendar year, but CIO Seamus Collins questions whether many default growth products are doing enough for young members who are “temporally diversified”.

Lachlan Maddock | 24th Jan 2024 | More
Equities ‘questionable’ as Future Fund makes $70bn of portfolio changes

The market “ran hard” in the last quarter of 2023 and so did Australia’s sovereign wealth fund, making a cool $15.6 billion for the calendar year even as it effected sweeping changes to the portfolio.

Lachlan Maddock | 24th Jan 2024 | More
‘More mass, more market power’ for Australian Ethical

The CIO of the $10 billion Australian Ethical wants to triple its funds under management by 2030. Getting on that growth trajectory could mean offshore partnerships or acquisitions to augment its in-house investment capabilities.

Lachlan Maddock | 19th Jan 2024 | More
  • Small funds top 2023 calendar year returns

    Super funds rode the late 2023 risk rally to spectacular effect, with the $13 billion Mine Super first in Chant West’s calendar year league table and a host of other small funds also making the top 10.

    Lachlan Maddock | 19th Jan 2024 | More
    JANA nabs another not-for-profit

    The asset consultant’s strategy of shopping its services to the demanding not-for-profit sector is paying off, with Uniting Financial Services retaining it for portfolio construction, manager research and ESG advice.

    Lachlan Maddock | 17th Jan 2024 | More
    Why the easy money fairytale won’t have a fairytale ending

    Interest rates aren’t going back to what the current generation of investors consider ‘normal’ anytime soon, according to Oaktree’s Howard Marks, and different strategies will outperform in the years to come.

    Lachlan Maddock | 17th Jan 2024 | More
    ‘Respect the data’ on the Magnificent Seven: Allspring

    The Magnificent Seven stocks have investors sweating market concentration, but throughout history that concentration has been the norm. All the game is still in the few.

    Lachlan Maddock | 12th Jan 2024 | More
    Why CFS is watching the election cycle (and stress in private markets)

    Incoming populist leaders unleashing “incoherent” policies could shake markets, according to Colonial First State CIO Jonathan Armitage, while investors with dry powder on hand stand to win big as distressed selling takes hold in private equity and infrastructure.

    Lachlan Maddock | 10th Jan 2024 | More
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