Analysis

ESG in a worst-case world

The sixth report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has lit a fire under fund managers – literally. The problem is figuring out what they can do about it. “In order to get to any kind of stable

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Hedge funds are back

With an uptick in interest in hedge funds following better performance during covid-19, bfinance has produced a study on how big investors have adapted their hedge fund portfolios. The global manager search and research firm says that institutional investor sentiment

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YFYS and ‘new ways to judge the past’

The public facing aspects of Your Future Your Super (YFYS) risk creating a “pseudo ‘best in show’, according to new research from Deloitte. The research, titled “New ways to judge the past”, highlights a number of mostly unexamined pain points

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A proxy war on proxy advice

In his final speech to the Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI), Ian Silk defended the organisation against all comers. But the Morrison Government is unlikely to relent. “To be prudent stewards of capital and to act in their members’

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Risks to the fixed income consensus

Grey swan risks abound in fixed income markets, with stickier than expected inflation and fresh lockdowns posing a threat to the orthodox view of a global recovery. The great inflation debate has gripped markets as they come to terms with

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Smaller investors look to private debt

Private debt is starting to attract a broader range of investors, including high net-worth individuals and smaller funds who are searching for yield combined with capital preservation. The attraction, alongside traditional supporters among the big super funds, has also been

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Global funds double domestic exposures in pandemic

Big sovereign and public sector funds globally have skewed their investments to their domestic markets since the outbreak of covid-19, according to a report by Global SWF. However, the two Australasian sovereign funds, Future Fund and New Zealand Superannuation Fund,

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Hedge funds are back

With an uptick in interest in hedge funds following better performance during covid-19, bfinance has produced a study

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