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On YFYS, no quick fix for the ultimate blunt instrument

A new review will address some of the unintended consequences of Your Future Your Super. But while super funds are no doubt holding out for a hero, there’s probably no perfect performance test.

Lachlan Maddock | 30th Sep 2022 | More
Perpetual, L1 take out top awards at hedge fund night of nights

As a world of woe continues to roil markets, Australia’s top alternative investment managers gathered to celebrate their gains and raise money for a good cause.

Lachlan Maddock | 30th Sep 2022 | More
  • Hedge funds strike back after a lost decade

    The level of alpha that hedge funds generated in the age of quantitative easing was “lackluster”, but rising market volatility now offer “a richer opportunity set for skilled managers.”

    Lachlan Maddock | 28th Sep 2022 | More
    Northleaf brings evergreen private credit fund to Australia

    With rising rates expected to enhance yield in an asset class characterized by floating rate loans, international private markets manager Northleaf will launch a new open-ended private credit fund Down Under.

    Staff Writer | 28th Sep 2022 | More
  • What the end of ’30 years of one-way traffic’ means for private markets

    As rates rise and the money fuelled tech bubble pops, private companies – and their investors – are buckling down. The hard question, for which there is no good answer, is about what happens next.

    Lachlan Maddock | 19th Sep 2022 | More
    Decade of decay: Eight investment strategies set to fall apart

    A host of things investors have benefitted from in recent decades are likely to turn on a multi-year view. Even the much vaunted alternatives will find it harder to generate alpha.

    David Chaplin | 19th Sep 2022 | More
    A spoonful of factors helps inflation go down

    Portfolios built along factor lines may be better-placed to withstand the grinding effects of high inflation, a recent study probing almost 150 years of market returns has found.

    David Chaplin | 16th Sep 2022 | More
    Wall Street’s hot money strategies

    The smart money in the alternatives space is likely to flow into CTAs, or trend-following hedge funds, and global macro strategies, according to an annual survey by capital introduction specialists Agecroft Partners LLC.

    Greg Bright | 16th Sep 2022 | More
    Big super’s blueprint for the future

    It’s big super’s “once in a lifetime opportunity” to build the future. But as funds look to invest in nation-building in Australia and the Pacific, they’ll want the government to share some of the risk.

    Lachlan Maddock | 14th Sep 2022 | More
  • Sighs of relief with BNP Paribas appointment

    BNP Paribas Securities Services has gone with local knowledge and experience for the new head of its Australia and New Zealand business, appointing a 24-year State Street veteran to the role.

    Greg Bright | 14th Sep 2022 | More
    APRA has no view on fund size despite ‘sustainability challenges’: Cole

    The prudential regulator’s superannuation czar says it has no view on whether smaller funds can survive – but that funds must continue to innovate to avoid becoming “footnotes in financial history”.

    Lachlan Maddock | 9th Sep 2022 | More
    Super’s looming showdown with ‘big dumb money’

    As homegrown competition intensifies and offshore players eye Australia’s retirement savings, the industry funds are now “frenemies”. Reinvigorating the collaborative model will be the key to their survival.

    Lachlan Maddock | 9th Sep 2022 | More
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