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Australian Ethical prepares for ’emerging and evolving’ investment landscape

The world of ethical investing continues to change, and Australian Ethical is investing in itself to keep up. A new CIO and a portfolio of impact investments from the Christian Super successor fund transfer are helping too.

Lachlan Maddock | 12th Jul 2023 | More
Renewables opportunities ‘straight down the fairway’ for super funds

There’s going to be plenty of low cost of capital opportunities for super funds as Australia’s existing power infrastructure is retired and replaced with renewable energy generation – not to mention its storage.

Lachlan Maddock | 7th Jul 2023 | More
  • Asset managers’ confidence in the status quo ‘misguided’: Northern Trust

    While making it through recent market events is an “accomplishment”, asset managers need to shake things up in order to survive. They’re doubling down on what worked in the past instead.

    Lachlan Maddock | 28th Jun 2023 | More
    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
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