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AFF ramps up good deeds, puts the spotlight back on alts managers

The Alternative Future Foundation wants to expand beyond its tentpole charity event and create a better-informed knowledge base about alternative managers amidst changing industry dynamics.

Lachlan Maddock | 6th Sep 2023 | More
How three different funds think about the big shifts in super

Size, internalisation and globalisation are now front of mind for every large fund in Australia – but every fund approaches them differently, and there’s little agreement on the benefits of the new offshore push.

Lachlan Maddock | 1st Sep 2023 | More
  • AustralianSuper firms up overseas ranks

    Australia’s biggest super fund has sharpened its focus on offshore markets with the appointment of a new head of international and private equity operating out of its London office.

    Staff Writer | 1st Sep 2023 | More
    AustralianSuper thinks it’s ‘time to worry about the horses’

    Everybody’s anticipating a sweeping technological revolution, but they haven’t stopped to think about whether they’ll actually profit from it. More likely than not they’re holding onto horses when everybody’s making cars.

    Lachlan Maddock | 30th Aug 2023 | More
  • For internalisation, Aware puts its faith in Odin (and Alpha)

    The creation of a new investment data platform underpins Aware’s march to managing half of its projected $250 billion FUM internally. State Street is providing the glue that holds it all together.

    Lachlan Maddock | 25th Aug 2023 | More
    ART plots ‘substantial’ sustainable investing build-out

    The megafund is expanding its sustainable investment team as it adopts a new climate change strategy and fields increased interest in its approach from new corners.

    Lachlan Maddock | 25th Aug 2023 | More
    Brandywine beats bond blues as fixed interest gets interesting

    Brandywine Global is conservatively positioned as it eyes volatile conditions and surging demand for fixed income solutions following a massive macro-economic reversal.

    David Chaplin | 25th Aug 2023 | More
    ART’s corporate fund strategy pays off as FUM hits $260bn

    Australia’s second-largest super fund just got a little bit larger with a big win from the corporate fund strategy one of its predecessor funds embarked on almost six years ago.

    Staff Writer | 23rd Aug 2023 | More
    No alpha in ESG: Scientific Beta

    The supposed benchmark-beating powers of ESG have more to do with investors’ exposure to well-known factors rather than any sustainable secret sauce, according to quant house Scientific Beta.

    David Chaplin | 23rd Aug 2023 | More
  • ISA, AIST to join forces for a fresh start

    Two of Australia’s leading superannuation bodies will soon be no more. In their place will be a new, merged entity intended to be a “powerful advocate” for the superannuation system and the funds that comprise it.

    Lachlan Maddock | 21st Aug 2023 | More
    How Cbus will manage $50 billion by itself – and another $50 billion with help

    With Cbus eyeing the $100 billion mark, it’s figuring out what it can do well and what should be left to everybody else. And while other funds can’t wait to head overseas, it’s decided to stay home.

    Lachlan Maddock | 18th Aug 2023 | More
    Aware invests big in retirement (homes)

    One of Australia’s largest super funds is now also one of its largest owners of retirement living assets following the acquisition of 100 per cent of Oak Tree in a demographic play.

    Lachlan Maddock | 18th Aug 2023 | More