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Future Fund weathers the storm, prepares for a changed world

The Future Fund pulled some of its new portfolio levers to mitigate the financial damage seen through 2022, but it doesn’t expect markets to get much better anytime soon.

Lachlan Maddock | 1st Feb 2023 | More
Why there’s a valuation standoff – and why it’ll end

While there’s widespread suspicion that “financial skullduggery” is afoot in private market valuations, the tricky part is the lack of comparisons in their fastest growing segment.

Lachlan Maddock | 27th Jan 2023 | More
  • Investors are still wearing rose-coloured glasses

    The market view is still too optimistic, according to the BlackRock Investment Institute, and investors aren’t truly considering the risk of a recession.

    Staff Writer | 25th Jan 2023 | More
    Instos search for inflation protection in real assets

    Inflation-linked income and capital protection are the top reasons for institutional interest in real assets, while APAC and European institutions are leading the way on ESG.

    Staff Writer | 25th Jan 2023 | More
  • Super good results under ‘testing circumstances’ in 2022

    It was non-traditional diversification that saved the top performing super funds in the “torrid” year of 2022, with Chant West’s top 10 funds mostly pursuing larger allocations to infrastructure and private equity.

    Staff Writer | 20th Jan 2023 | More
    ‘A moment of truth’ arrives for super mergers

    There’s no end in sight for super fund consolidation, and even top performing funds are merging in an effort to keep up. But what gets lost in the debate is what members think of it all.

    Lachlan Maddock | 18th Jan 2023 | More
    Worst case scenarios and wild cards: Black swan hunting in 2023

    After a rollercoaster start to the 2020s, black, white and grey swans now flit through the mind of every money manager. BCA Research has identified five such swans that could shape markets in 2023.

    Lachlan Maddock | 18th Jan 2023 | More
    Why Local Government Super went Active

    With a shrinking member base, Local Government Super was facing small fund purgatory. A facelift changed its fortunes.

    Lachlan Maddock | 13th Jan 2023 | More
    Big super’s brave new world of brand

    Big super funds are getting even bigger. But as consolidation continues – and stapling kicks in – they’ve got a new problem that can’t easily be overcome: they’re more alike than different.

    Lachlan Maddock | 11th Jan 2023 | More
  • ‘Missionary zeal’ and fighting words: ISN’s top 10 stories of 2022

    Custodial news raced up the ISN editorial leaderboard this year, even while mergers and acquisitions and the flawed Your Future Your Super (YFYS) performance test dominated the front page.

    Investor Strategy News | 21st Dec 2022 | More
    Investors doubt PE risk, but love it all the same

    Institutional investors the world over are increasing their allocations to private equity, even though they don’t know how much risk they’re taking on. And in 2023 they expect ESG stocks will underperform.

    Lachlan Maddock | 18th Dec 2022 | More
    Marks: Turn and face the (sea) change

    Howard Marks doesn’t place much weight in macro forecasts, but has helpfully provided one of his own for the years to come. In his view, nearly everything that used to work won’t work now.

    Lachlan Maddock | 18th Dec 2022 | More
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