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NZS stays nimble, keeps things simple for ‘ever-changing investment landscape’

The $74 billion New Zealand Super has shot the lights out with a chunky one year return and is now looking to “scale and optimise” its organisation as it eyes a projected doubling in size over the next decade.

Lachlan Maddock | 24th Jul 2024 | More
Massive passive flows haven’t broken markets: GMO

Passive investing may have skewed the numbers but the index-hugging wall of money can’t break the maths of markets, a new GMO paper argues.

David Chaplin | 17th Jul 2024 | More
  • Why UniSuper is staying home (for now)

    Offshore offices might get super funds “closer to the action”, but they can come at a literal cost – and not every fund is prepared to pay it.

    Lachlan Maddock | 10th Jul 2024 | More
    Another bumper year for NZ Super in sovereign fund rankings

    The NZ Superannuation Fund has notched up back-to-back results as the best-performing and one of the most-sustainable sovereign investment vehicles in the world in a new review of the sector.

    David Chaplin | 5th Jul 2024 | More
  • The big change that will make ART’s next return matter to more

    Super funds love to crow about their performance, but the headlines about ART’s double-digit return obscure what will be a massive shift for its millions-strong member base.

    Lachlan Maddock | 3rd Jul 2024 | More
    How geopolitics underpins the Future Fund’s new investment order

    Rising geopolitical tensions mean that diversification’s ‘free lunch’ must come from a new menu if investors want to prosper in a brave new world, the Future Fund says.

    Lachlan Maddock | 28th Jun 2024 | More
    Three reasons the UK market could be headed for better times

    A recovery in the UK’s equity market has almost always been predicated on valuation grounds, according to Ruffer. But this time the recovering domestic economy and a high exposure to commodities and financials might act as additional catalysts.

    Steve Russell | 27th Jun 2024 | More
    Combet: Bigger is better (and inevitable)

    Super funds have been heading down the path to massive size for more than two decades. They’ve arrived when the transition to a net-zero economy needs that size the most.

    Lachlan Maddock | 21st Jun 2024 | More
    Where family offices are putting their pots of gold to work

    The assets family offices invest in haven’t changed much but the ways they’re investing in them have, according to BNY Mellon Wealth. Meanwhile, cryptocurrencies are seeing more interest as a new generation takes the reins.

    Staff Writer | 21st Jun 2024 | More
  • Machines won’t be the masters of the universe: Ruffer

    Artificial intelligence might be better at gathering and storing knowledge, but incorporating wisdom into an investment approach (or abandoning it altogether) remains the exclusive domain of humans – for now.

    Staff Writer | 19th Jun 2024 | More
    Why super’s return machine will need to shift gears

    In the accumulation phase the super fund CIO and investment team is at the wheel. But as more and more members start retiring they’ll have to share the driving.

    Lachlan Maddock | 14th Jun 2024 | More
    The US is expensive. So what?

    Investors are worried that a market bloated with big tech companies is about to burst. But prices are high for a reason, and few can fathom the force of AI tailwinds.

    Lachlan Maddock | 11th Jun 2024 | More
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