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Lachlan Maddock


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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CIOs learn to live with ‘a blunt and retrospective instrument’

The Your Future, Your Super (YFYS) test is here to stay – but CIOs are still adapting to the idiosyncrasies of their new benchmarks. “The performance test gives you an additional target,” Anna Shelley, CIO of AMP, told the ASFA Conference on Wednesday (27 April). “And you can be the best archer in the world,…

Lachlan Maddock | 27th Apr 2022 | More
Big super faces into a ‘piecemeal WWIII’

Australia’s superannuation funds are now parking member money further and further away from their old backyard. But a more divisive world presents them with challenges they’ve not faced before. It’s perhaps unsurprising that the opening of ASFA’s 2022 conference was dominated by conversations usually reserved for the war room. The rapid divestment from Russia –…

Lachlan Maddock | 27th Apr 2022 | More
Why divestment should be ‘the last port of call’ for super

While exclusionary strategies seem to be rising in popularity, super funds should think about how to create a “just transition, not just a transition.” “Divestment should always be the last port of call, not the first port of call,” says Andrew White, director – climate risk, financial services at global consultancy Baringa Partners. “It’s critically…

Lachlan Maddock | 20th Apr 2022 | More
Redpoint nabs ART sustainability veterans

Boutique global equities house Redpoint has boosted its impact investing capabilities with two key appointments from the newly-merged Australian Retirement Trust (ART). Hunter Page and Chris Parks have joined Redpoint as portfolio managers as the boutique looks to provide a “distinct investment strategy to leverage the opportunities presenting from sustainable development and the global transition…

Lachlan Maddock | 20th Apr 2022 | More
Australian Ethical nabs investment heavyweights

Leading sustainable investment manager Australian Ethical has recruited a number of industry veterans for its investment committee as it enters merger talks with Christian Super. Sean Henaghan, former CIO of AMP’s Multi-Asset Group and current CIO of Aurora Capital, will join Australian Ethical’s investment committee. Also joining are Sandra McCullagh, current non-executive director (NED) of…

Lachlan Maddock | 13th Apr 2022 | More
  • Institutional investors weather the great rethink

    A “dramatic and sobering” first quarter has seen institutions re-think everything from ESG to hedge funds as the job of investing becomes harder in a more dangerous world. Recent surveys of global institutions have unearthed an increasingly gloomy outlook from our biggest investors as they scrutinise the new inflation paradigm and a more multi-polar geopolitical…

    Lachlan Maddock | 13th Apr 2022 | More
    Prepare to return to the ‘market of professionals’

    A rising tide lifts all boats – but this one is starting to recede. After the post-Covid liquidity mania, the best of the best will have a chance to prove themselves once again. The world’s stock pickers have been in a rut these last few years. A phenomenal bull market has given them little chance…

    Lachlan Maddock | 8th Apr 2022 | More
    Advocates, Women in Super, reframe neurodiversity

    More diverse organisations have consistently outperformed those that are less diverse. But neurodiversity is still largely an unknown quantity in many of them. The term “neurodiversity” was first coined by researcher Julie Singer in the late 90s, and popularized by journalist Harvey Bloom. It holds that there is simply “a diversity of human minds and…

    Lachlan Maddock | 8th Apr 2022 | More
    How YFYS is reshaping investment strategies

    Your Future Your Super (YFYS) will make super funds bigger and more risk averse – except when it doesn’t, according to a new report from J.P. Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM). The report, which follows J.P. Morgan’s inaugural survey of super fund executives, shows that CIOs are now adapting their investment strategies to the demands of…

    Lachlan Maddock | 6th Apr 2022 | More
    ‘It’s not an automatic win’: Why size won’t come easily to super

    Australia’s super funds are racing to achieve massive size in the understanding that it will create untold benefits for members. But “a little but of circumspection and caution” is required. “People seem to be taking it as a fact that you just need to be bigger, and that it’s obvious you need to be bigger…

    Lachlan Maddock | 6th Apr 2022 | More
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