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Unreal returns: The public-private performance gap illusion

Comparing public and private market performance can be misleading, according to a new study from PGIM, and CIOs need to look deeper into the data.

David Chaplin | 12th May 2023 | More
Funds grapple with ‘clumsy regulation’ while retail super reinvents itself

Megafunds are outstripping APRA’s ability to regulate them effectively, according to a panel of super executives, while private asset valuations are a source of “real tension” between funds and the government despite its big nation-building push.

Lachlan Maddock | 10th May 2023 | More
  • ‘Understand the tension’: Funds fret greenwashing, engagement

    Super funds are double-checking their marketing materials and coming to grips with an evolving regulatory regime as greenwashing risk looms large.

    Lachlan Maddock | 5th May 2023 | More
    ‘Industrial evolution’ and the new energy order

    The global energy system is changing at a rapid pace but it’s too early to pick winners, according to Calvert. And despite a tough 2022, true ESG will prevail.

    Lachlan Maddock | 5th May 2023 | More
  • Rise of the mega fund: Super gets competitive on mergers and members

    Competition in super is heating up but it’s not yet come to the boil. Mergers, member retention and retirement are all shaping up as key battlegrounds for funds.

    Lachlan Maddock | 5th May 2023 | More
    NZ Super CEO heads for the exit

    Long-time NZ Superannuation Fund (NZS) chief Matt Whineray will step down in a planned pre-Christmas exit after more than a decade at the organisation.

    David Chaplin | 3rd May 2023 | More
    More to come on ESG in YFYS: Jones

    The government will continue to tweak the Your Future Your, Super benchmarks to provide certainty on sustainable investing and give ASIC more funding to combat greenwashing as global climate action heats up.

    Lachlan Maddock | 3rd May 2023 | More
    Citi wins Mason Stevens custody mandate

    Citi Securities Services has won the custody mandate for Mason Stevens as it looks to expand its platform offerings and its previous custodian, NAB Asset Servicing, winds down its operations.

    Lachlan Maddock | 1st May 2023 | More
    Skill, not luck: Future Fund backs active small caps

    The Future Fund is thinking of restarting its active equity programs with investments in small caps, according to CEO Raphael Arndt, but commentators are split on whether it will find the returns it needs.

    Lachlan Maddock | 28th Apr 2023 | More
  • Members back nation-building, but the devil is in the details

    Members back the idea of industry funds and the government working together on nation-building projects – if the returns stack up. Convincing them that they actually do will be key.

    Lachlan Maddock | 26th Apr 2023 | More
    Mergers, yields, retirement drive big super back to bonds

    Super funds’ relatively low allocations to fixed income will rise with yields and as members move further into the retirement phase, according to a new report from the government’s debt agency.

    Staff Writer | 26th Apr 2023 | More
    ANZ fund admin outed as big back-office prize

    The biggest NZ funds management administration gig could be up for grabs with the $33 billion ANZ Investments understood to be exploring outsourcing options.

    David Chaplin | 24th Apr 2023 | More
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