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How HESTA and ART handle ‘hideous downside scenarios’

Markets now move a lot faster than they did during the GFC, while expected and unexpected threats to them are emerging more often and in combination. How should super funds respond?

Lachlan Maddock | 21st Jun 2024 | More
Why the Great Southern Land is custody’s land of opportunity

Australia’s sophisticated super fund market makes it the perfect asset servicing ‘laboratory’ for the international custody banks, which are well-placed to help those funds further their offshore ambitions.

Lachlan Maddock | 19th Jun 2024 | More
  • ‘They’re going ballistic’: AMP slashes redundancy benefits across business

    AMP has cut redundancy pay maximums and notice periods in a move that has left long-term employees dismayed after they stuck with the company through the royal commission and its aftermath.

    Lachlan Maddock | 14th Jun 2024 | More
    HOPE ‘proves the machinery works’ for housing fund

    With home ownership still dominating the dinner table conversation, HOPE Housing is working towards getting super funds involved in a unique model that provides attainable housing to essential workers.

    Staff Writer | 14th Jun 2024 | More
  • Boots on the ground help State Street land Brighter Super mandate

    State Street has been appointed to provide custody and administration to the $32 billion superannuation fund, with its Brisbane presence one of the key factors in the win.

    Lachlan Maddock | 12th Jun 2024 | More
    New Zealand Super gets acting CIO as Gilmore goes west

    New Zealand’s sovereign wealth fund has named the long-time head of its strategic tilting strategy to temporarily fill the gap left by departing chief investment officer Stephen Gilmore.

    David Chaplin | 11th Jun 2024 | More
    Why Brighter Super is buying in its own backyard

    With more and more money to invest every year, the megafunds think their future lies offshore. That leaves plenty of homegrown opportunities for the likes of the $32 billion Brighter Super.

    Lachlan Maddock | 5th Jun 2024 | More
    HESTA, Hostplus, QIC back Brandon Capital’s sixth fund

    Local biotech VC firm Brandon Capital has scored investments from a number of super funds and semi-sovereign investors as it looks to expand its international presence and its support for domestic startups.

    Staff Writer | 5th Jun 2024 | More
    How ART meets its ‘need for speed’ in manager selection

    Megafunds might be thought of as lumbering beasts of the ASX, but taking advantage of market dislocations means moving pretty quickly. “Size, scale and power” in manager relationships helps.

    Lachlan Maddock | 31st May 2024 | More
  • Why returns are better in the next phase of decarbonisation

    The big institutional investors that have thrown their weight behind the transition can’t get enough wind and solar. But that means a lot of money is now chasing a small chunk of global emissions, according to Kerogen Capital.

    Lachlan Maddock | 31st May 2024 | More
    New data shows the shape of the super industry to come (and what members think of it)

    KPMG’s latest Super Insights report shows the future shape that the industry might take, with distinct cohorts of funds now emerging across size and service. But there’s little positive sentiment to be found about funds online.

    Lachlan Maddock | 29th May 2024 | More
    Why Pzena thinks the game is on for China’s tough market

    It’s been one of the most disappointing regions in the world in terms of performance, but Pzena Investment Management thinks China’s bombed-out equity market presents “a real win opportunity”.

    Lachlan Maddock | 29th May 2024 | More
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