Greg Combet

… as ad campaign strikes a chord in troubled times

Industry super funds are spending at least $19.5 billion on investment projects across Australia as part of a three-year pipeline that will create more than 200,000 jobs. The planned investments were identified as part of a survey of industry super

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Debby Blakey

…and HESTA shows what impact investing can do

Health and community services fund HESTA has backed the development of an innovative ‘village’ providing residential care for sufferers from dementia. HESTA invested $19 million to assist the construction and operation of the ‘Korongee Village’ in Hobart through its ‘Social

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Peter Warnes

Morningstar’s annual forecast: the good, the bad and the ugly

In his annual detailed forecast of markets, managers – and their styles – which this year involves many uncertainties, Peter Warnes, Morningstar Australia’s head of equities research, told the firm’s clients to “remain cautious and increasingly vigilant”. While the current

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Deepak Gurnani and De Wayne Louis

Axius joins with NY boutique for liquid alternatives

ARP Investments, a New York-based global quantitative manager, has entered the Australian market through a distribution partnership with a Sydney-based placement agent, Axius Partners. The staff-owned ARP is currently raising capital for its liquid alternative strategies, which have proved popular

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Kirby Rappell

Fund performance better than expected… so far

The top 15 super funds all managed to eke out positive returns in the year to June, limping across the line after the most volatile period for markets since the global financial crisis. The top 10, eight of which were

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David Bryant and Warren Potter

Top-level institutional investor moves

David Bryant formally entered the Mercer stable last week as chief executive for Australia and Pacific zone leader in a move announced this March. He has a mandate to “advance the firm’s leadership position across Australia and New Zealand”, according

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