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Lachlan Maddock

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Lachlan Maddock is Editor of Investor Strategy News and Contributing Editor to the Inside Adviser and Inside Investor publications. He is an experienced journalist having graduated with a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Wollongong and subsequent spent significant time writing in the Momentum Media stable of publications.

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‘We know it’s not perfect’: The future of Your Future Your Super

Despite APRA’s move to name and shame 13 underperforming funds, it’s clear that Your Future Your Super (YFYS) is a work in progress. More needs to be done to make it a true and fair test. Call them the Dirty (Baker’s) Dozen: 13 funds named and publicly shamed for their failure of the YFYS performance…

Lachlan Maddock | 3rd Sep 2021 | More
Negative correlation threatens flip

The negative correlation between bond and equity returns is taken as scripture in financial markets. But Capital Fund Management (CFM) warns that the times may be changing.   The negative correlation between bond and equity returns is the (relatively) simple idea that when equities go down, bonds go up, allowing bonds to act as a…

Lachlan Maddock | 27th Aug 2021 | More
No time for Future Fund to rest on its laurels

While Australia’s sovereign wealth fund has seen a massive return of 22 per cent, the good times won’t last. China tensions are weighing heavily on Peter Costello’s outlook. Rebounding from a negative 0.9 per cent return during the depths of Covid-19 is no small feat, but Peter Costello, Future Fund chairman, told media on Thursday…

Lachlan Maddock | 27th Aug 2021 | More
Epsilon gets on at the ground floor

Australia’s direct lending market is set to take off as the big banks withdraw and investors realise the vast opportunities offered by the businesses that form the backbone of corporate Australia. “We want to grow this market, because we believe we’re offering something that’s going to be highly beneficial to investors in Australia in the…

Lachlan Maddock | 27th Aug 2021 | More
Lai’s new boutique ready for the Year of the Ox

Going it alone is never easy. But it seems that for Dr Joseph Lai, the hardest part of starting his own boutique was picking a name. One candidate was ‘Iora’ – a colourful songbird found across many of the emerging markets that Lai has spent his career investing in. But Lai and his colleagues ultimately…

Lachlan Maddock | 27th Aug 2021 | More
  • Magellan hitches wagon to diversified future

    Magellan will continue to spend big on ventures like upstart investment bank Barrenjoey and fintech Finclear as it diversifies away from its cornerstone global equities business. With investors continuing to question the lacklustre performance of Magellan’s global equities strategy, which has been the focus of (occasionally unfair) media attention for going on a year now,…

    Lachlan Maddock | 20th Aug 2021 | More
    Bragg reignites national fund debate with ‘Super Guarantee Australia’

    Liberal senator Andrew Bragg believes the Future Fund should be made Australia’s default superannuation fund. But national superannuation is a political minefield. In conversation with Simon Cowan, research director at the Centre for Independent Studies, Bragg called compulsory superannuation a “fundamentally illiberal, paternalistic policy” and said that the Australian government should “take its responsibilities more…

    Lachlan Maddock | 20th Aug 2021 | More
    ESG in a worst-case world

    The sixth report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has lit a fire under fund managers – literally. The problem is figuring out what they can do about it. “In order to get to any kind of stable climate outcome, we need to reduce emissions, and we haven’t done that yet,” says Pablo…

    Lachlan Maddock | 19th Aug 2021 | More
    YFYS and ‘new ways to judge the past’

    The public facing aspects of Your Future Your Super (YFYS) risk creating a “pseudo ‘best in show’, according to new research from Deloitte. The research, titled “New ways to judge the past”, highlights a number of mostly unexamined pain points in the YFYS legislation and regulations – notably around the ATO’s YourSuper comparison tool and…

    Lachlan Maddock | 13th Aug 2021 | More
    A proxy war on proxy advice

    In his final speech to the Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI), Ian Silk defended the organisation against all comers. But the Morrison Government is unlikely to relent. “To be prudent stewards of capital and to act in their members’ best interests, investors must remain focused on ESG issues in their portfolios,” Ian Silk said…

    Lachlan Maddock | 13th Aug 2021 | More
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