$60b KiwiSaver market: who speaks for what

The KiwiSaver market is getting more and more interesting for Australian fund managers, especially those with a wholesale and/or retail distribution capability. It has passed NZ$60 billion after 9 per cent growth in assets in the past year, according to

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Marian Azer

Technology shows its worth in asset allocation

A sample of institutional asset owners and fund managers has confirmed their views on the increasing complexity around both asset allocation and the strategies they design. They also confirmed the increasing importance of technology but expressed annoyance at continuing room

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How visions of the past affect the future

Robert Shiller, Nobel laureate in economics, wrote about stories and images being created around new economic events. COVID-19 has thrown up a sequence of images from the past, pushing governments and central banks into unknown territory. This is the current

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Give me lucky investment managers

by Greg Bright Michael Mauboussin – investment manager, researcher, part-time academic and writer – likes his poker analogies. Investors, too, are players, and luck plays an important part in their success. In fact, with the rising tide of indexing over

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Elizabeth Soon

China could be a ‘game-changer’ in ESG – PineBridge

While investing following strong and integrated ESG principles does not readily spring to mind when considering China there is more action going on across the sustainability space there than many people think. The building blocks are already in place: a

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New-look and feel for acquisitive fund administrator

Acquisitive Auckland-based backoffice specialist MMC, which bought 50 per cent of Brisbane-based super admin firm IFAA in March, has refreshed its brand in a makeover that consigns the Aegis platform name to history. To be known as MMC Wealth Administration,

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Time to drop 60:40 asset allocation, shift from passive

A tried and true allocation of 60 per cent growth assets and 40 per cent defensive, if still in use by advisors, presents “serious risks to advisors and their clients”, according to Jerome Lander, portfolio manager at Dynamic Asset Consulting,

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