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The verdict is in: YFYS curbs ESG

New research confirms the “anecdotal concerns” of the superannuation industry that the current design of the Your Future Your Super test makes responsible investing a no-go zone.

Lachlan Maddock | 9th Nov 2022 | More
Proebstl leaves legalsuper (and prepares for another act)

Legalsuper CEO Andrew Proebstl is saying goodbye to the fund he’s run for 20 years. But with super once again standing on the cusp of change, he still wants to be part of the industry.

Lachlan Maddock | 9th Nov 2022 | More
  • ‘High gear, heavy machinery’: Mingshi turns its predictive powers on green opportunities

    China A share quant house Mingshi is turning its algorithms on the sustainable investing opportunity as government support for a greener economy grows.

    Lachlan Maddock | 9th Nov 2022 | More
    ‘Tremendous positive change’: Paul Schroder says yes to the test

    The CEO of AustralianSuper says the Morrison Government doesn’t get enough credit for introducing the YFYS reforms, and that funds need to stop arguing over its detail and get on with the business of performing against the benchmarks.

    Lachlan Maddock | 4th Nov 2022 | More
  • TCorp gets a new real assets head (and prepares for black swans)

    Following a flurry of activity where it deployed more than $3 billion of capital into real assets and private markets in Australia and overseas, TCorp has a new head for the division – with more investments to come.

    Lachlan Maddock | 3rd Nov 2022 | More
    Don’t make the YFYS test ‘toothless’: Grattan

    The Grattan Institute says that “maintaining the integrity” of the performance test is vital and that the review should seek to make incremental improvements rather than wholesale reforms.

    Lachlan Maddock | 2nd Nov 2022 | More
    Northern Trust loses ART

    Following a “comprehensive and thorough” tender process, the $230 billion Australian Retirement Trust has consolidated its custody arrangements post-merger.

    Lachlan Maddock | 1st Nov 2022 | More
    Bell wins $500 million mandate from Hostplus

    Rising demand for global small- and mid-caps has seen Bell Asset Management awarded a $500 million mandate from Hostplus.

    Staff Writer | 31st Oct 2022 | More
    How to build a better YFYS test

    If reducing the number of funds was its goal, Your Future Your Super has been a wild success. But as an indicator of performance, it leaves a lot to be desired.

    Lachlan Maddock | 28th Oct 2022 | More
  • De-moated fund managers face squeeze as flow growth slows

    Up to 90 per cent of fund managers globally are in danger of losing further market share over the next decade as organic growth grinds lower and competition ramps up, according to a new study by financial technology firm, Broadridge.

    David Chaplin | 26th Oct 2022 | More
    Show us the money on climate investing: asset owners

    A significant chunk of asset owners are certain that climate investing means lower returns. After a year like 2022, it might be tough to convince them otherwise.

    Lachlan Maddock | 21st Oct 2022 | More
    ‘Red ink pouring on the page’: Nation-building, Black Swans and the ‘Texan mentality’

    A Texas snowstorm holds hard lessons for Australian super funds. And as their nation-building rhetoric intensifies, they’ll have to remember that offshore funds will want a piece of the pie too.

    Lachlan Maddock | 21st Oct 2022 | More