Analysis

Michael van Niekerk

Impact investing climbs the super fund returns ladder

The nascent world of impact investing, whereby funds management enjoins with philanthropy and governments in specific projects and/or strategies, is about to get much more professional. A new academic study shows what needs to be done to give the recent

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Niels Bodenheim

Private debt strategies taking off – bfinance

The private debt market is taking off as an asset class for big internationally orientated pension funds. According to bfinance, the global mandate search specialist and advisor, more than 40 private debt searches have been undertaken in the past two

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How New Zealand is shining a new light on fees

by David Chaplin and Greg Bright Two stories in recent weeks from New Zealand may cast a light over the future direction for funds management and ‘product’ fees, such as those charged by super funds, in Australia and elsewhere. Because

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Bruce Murphy

How fixed income is getting on the ESG treadmill

ESG investing, one of the major thematics of the last few years and, no doubt, the next many years, is not just about equity investing. Fixed income is becoming increasingly ESG focused. Insight Investment tells how it is going about

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David George, Alistair Rew, Bobby Pometkov and Craig Stanford

AIMA paper: major investors tip more institutionalisation

The Alternative Investment Management Association has published a paper that presents a future outlook of the role, value and sustainability of hedge funds in Australia through the eyes of institutional investors. The AIMA paper, ‘VISION 2025: Perspectives of Leading Australian

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Chris Drew, Mahesh Pritamani and Raewyn Williams

How beliefs and portfolio construction shape outcomes

An under-researched element in the professional investment process is portfolio construction. Yet, according to a joint research effort by implementation specialist manager Parametric and the Sydney-based Australian Catholic Superannuation and Retirement Fund, the rewards can be very significant. The research

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Nicolas Didelot

DWS gets a GRIP with multi-asset range

DWS, formerly known as Deutsche Asset Management, has extended marketing of its Multi Asset Solutions unit’s range of strategies in Australia and New Zealand, following rapid success in Asia over the past couple of years. One of the unique tools

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Scott Fletcher

Russell/ASX study confirms residential property’s status

Asset class performance, like fund manager performance, can fluctuate wildly from year to year. The annual Russell Investments/ASX study of markets and accompanying analysis provides a reflective view on the lack of persistence in market segment returns on a year-by-year

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