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Start asking the right questions on net zero: Ninety One

To get the most benefit from the transition to net zero it’s worth asset owners considering the natural advantages they have and the areas where they’re best placed to provide capital.

Staff Writer | 3rd Jul 2024 | More
Investors are looking for downside protection in all the wrong places

The private markets have surged in popularity as investors hunt for a potent combination of yield and downside protection. But in a big selloff, the strategy that will do best is one that’s genuinely uncorrelated.

Lachlan Maddock | 27th Jun 2024 | More
  • Small funds shouldering APRA’s ‘unreasonable and unjustifiable burden’

    A number of small super funds are up in arms about new proposed increase to APRA’s supervision levies, which would see a $7 billion fund pay the same amount as one managing $355 billion.

    Lachlan Maddock | 26th Jun 2024 | More
    Why big super is still missing the opportunity on its doorstep

    Despite its physical proximity, South East Asia has seen little direct investment from Australia’s super funds. Could soaring interest in the region from other big investors change that?

    Lachlan Maddock | 26th Jun 2024 | More
  • How HESTA and ART handle ‘hideous downside scenarios’

    Markets now move a lot faster than they did during the GFC, while expected and unexpected threats to them are emerging more often and in combination. How should super funds respond?

    Lachlan Maddock | 21st Jun 2024 | More
    Why the Great Southern Land is custody’s land of opportunity

    Australia’s sophisticated super fund market makes it the perfect asset servicing ‘laboratory’ for the international custody banks, which are well-placed to help those funds further their offshore ambitions.

    Lachlan Maddock | 19th Jun 2024 | More
    ‘They’re going ballistic’: AMP slashes redundancy benefits across business

    AMP has cut redundancy pay maximums and notice periods in a move that has left long-term employees dismayed after they stuck with the company through the royal commission and its aftermath.

    Lachlan Maddock | 14th Jun 2024 | More
    HOPE ‘proves the machinery works’ for housing fund

    With home ownership still dominating the dinner table conversation, HOPE Housing is working towards getting super funds involved in a unique model that provides attainable housing to essential workers.

    Staff Writer | 14th Jun 2024 | More
    Boots on the ground help State Street land Brighter Super mandate

    State Street has been appointed to provide custody and administration to the $32 billion superannuation fund, with its Brisbane presence one of the key factors in the win.

    Lachlan Maddock | 12th Jun 2024 | More
  • New Zealand Super gets acting CIO as Gilmore goes west

    New Zealand’s sovereign wealth fund has named the long-time head of its strategic tilting strategy to temporarily fill the gap left by departing chief investment officer Stephen Gilmore.

    David Chaplin | 11th Jun 2024 | More
    Why Brighter Super is buying in its own backyard

    With more and more money to invest every year, the megafunds think their future lies offshore. That leaves plenty of homegrown opportunities for the likes of the $32 billion Brighter Super.

    Lachlan Maddock | 5th Jun 2024 | More
    HESTA, Hostplus, QIC back Brandon Capital’s sixth fund

    Local biotech VC firm Brandon Capital has scored investments from a number of super funds and semi-sovereign investors as it looks to expand its international presence and its support for domestic startups.

    Staff Writer | 5th Jun 2024 | More