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Life for equities after the ‘three Ps’

Even with the market-shaking events of 2022 mostly in the rearview and most of the valuation pressure now played out, equities won’t be moving much higher unless something big changes.

Lachlan Maddock | 28th Jun 2023 | More
Bull markets good, bear markets great in global insto funds game

Vanguard usurped BlackRock as the biggest institutional fund manager in 2022 during a year where most firms went backwards, according to the latest Pensions & Investments global survey.

David Chaplin | 21st Jun 2023 | More
  • Why investors should keep waiting for the other shoe to drop

    Investors have negative outlook “fatigue” and are tired of being cautious. But a large chunk of asset price falls have been due to earnings misses, and the lagged impact of monetary policy means the risks are still out in front.

    Lachlan Maddock | 7th Jun 2023 | More
    Faltering fundies should embrace alts boom: BCG

    The collapse of a built-in bull market has put more pressure on asset managers according to a new report, which will need to make “transformational changes” to enjoy the profitability and growth of years past.

    Lachlan Maddock | 2nd Jun 2023 | More
  • ‘So obviously should happen’: ISPT, IFM Investors mull merger

    Industry super fund owned IFM Investors and ISPT are exploring a merger at the request of their shareholders amidst a challenging outlook for commercial property.

    Lachlan Maddock | 2nd Jun 2023 | More
    New boutique Blackwattle wants to build a better fundie

    Having poached a number of high-profile portfolio managers, and with backing from family offices and high net worth investors, new boutique Blackwattle is trying to correct the “inadequacies” of the Australian funds management industry.

    Lachlan Maddock | 24th May 2023 | More
    Hedge fund wins US$100m macro mandate from NZ Super 

    The NZ Superannuation Fund (NZS) has topped up its hedge fund exposure, handing US$100 million to trans-Atlantic global macro-strategy specialist Episteme Capital.

    David Chaplin | 19th May 2023 | More
    More than Mad Max for new film fund

    A new fund headed up by several entertainment and finance veterans will back film and television productions in Australia, taking advantage of “huge changes” in the industry that have made streaming content king.

    Lachlan Maddock | 19th May 2023 | More
    Why fixed income is sustainability’s new frontier

    While equities have been the first stop for institutional investors trying to decarbonise their portfolios and back the transition to renewables, fixed income is the next lever they want to pull.

    Staff Writer | 17th May 2023 | More
  • Big super wakes up to private debt

    A rethink of the classic 60/40 portfolio and the need to generate consistent income are driving global pension funds deeper into private debt. But this “best in a generation” vintage probably won’t last.

    Lachlan Maddock | 17th May 2023 | More
    Unreal returns: The public-private performance gap illusion

    Comparing public and private market performance can be misleading, according to a new study from PGIM, and CIOs need to look deeper into the data.

    David Chaplin | 12th May 2023 | More
    Skill, not luck: Future Fund backs active small caps

    The Future Fund is thinking of restarting its active equity programs with investments in small caps, according to CEO Raphael Arndt, but commentators are split on whether it will find the returns it needs.

    Lachlan Maddock | 28th Apr 2023 | More