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Global pensions sketchy on net zero

A survey of 50 global pension funds shows that many are losing hope of achieving their net-zero goals, and the sector is still “in the foothills” of the transition. The report, carried out by CREATE-Research and backed by DWS Group, was based on a telephone survey of 50 large pension plans based in North America,…

Lachlan Maddock | 13th May 2022 | More
Webinar 10 Nov 2021: Core Infrastructure (Macquarie)

REGISTER NOW: Core Infrastructure – Is it a fixed income substitute, an inflation hedge, or a high yielding defensive play? Core infrastructure has experienced a step-change in investor interest in recent years. Even within infrastructure, which has been increasing its share of global investors’ portfolios, core infrastructure has been one of the most rapidly growing segments. Core…

Staff Writer | 25th Oct 2021 | More
  • Countdown to COP26

    Climate Conferences and ESG Goals The 26th U.N. Climate Change Conference of the Parties (a.k.a. COP26) will take place Oct 31-Nov 12 in Glasgow, Scotland. It is an opportunity for parties across the globe to align towards the goals within the Paris Agreement and to inspire action on climate change. We look forward to seeing…

    Staff Writer | 21st Oct 2021 | More
    Private Markets Update: October 2021

    Top Recent Content on Private Equity, Private Debt, and Venture Capital How has the Covid-19 crisis impacted the way that private equity firms operate or the way that portfolio companies are managed? How much dry powder presently exists? Is the IPO market heating up?  From comparisons of U.S. and European private credit to insight into…

    Staff Writer | 19th Oct 2021 | More
  • Equity funds back in vogue

    Australian investors put more money into traditional equity funds in February and March than they did in the whole of 2019, prior to the impact of covid-19. A new index shows Australians also had more conviction. According to figures from Calastone, which passes about 95 per cent of all fund flows, mostly from platforms, to…

    Greg Bright | 23rd Apr 2021 | More
    How Aware Super is managing further growth

    Aware Super is re-thinking its international exposures, particularly relating to China, and how it manages them as it expects they will continue to grow in importance within the $130 billion fund’s overall portfolio. “We haven’t taken any money out [of China] but as a minority investor we just think we should pause at the moment,”…

    Greg Bright | 9th Feb 2021 | More
    En Vogue: Trendspotting and thematic investing

    From Long-Term Thematic Trends to Short-Term Trend-Following Momentum Trendspotting isn’t just about what’s en vogue. For investors, the duration of trends covers a wide spectrum – from multi-year (or multi-decade) secular themes, through to shorter-term trend-following strategies, which see

    Staff Writer | 4th Nov 2020 | More
    U.S. and Canada Asset Management Salary Surveys: Q4 2020

    Asset Management salary and bonus – how do you compare?  The Savvy Content Team has updated this unique list of the best U.S. and Canadian Asset Management salary surveys reviewing the Investment, Pensions and Finance industries. These salary surveys cover a variety of roles within Fund

    Greg Bright | 23rd Oct 2020 | More
    With diversification: the future is east

    Despite being Australia’s most important trading partner and closest neighbour, Asia remains largely undiscovered and under-appreciated by Australian investors. The region now represents 60 per cent of the global population, has 50 per cent of all consumers and contributes 70 per cent to GDP growth. The immediate Asian growth trend is expected to accelerate as…

    The Inside Network | 8th Oct 2020 | More
  • A game-changer for managed funds?

    The launch early in February this year of Australia’s first unlisted fund to be quoted on the ASX, by Magellan group and its administrator, Mainstream, took a while to sink in, not helped by the dislocation caused by the pandemic crisis. But, as Australia at least, is preparing to get back to business at some…

    Greg Bright | 8th Oct 2020 | More
    Back to school – who gets the best grades?

    Assume you are the global portfolio manager of the Sector Hindsight Fund. This allows you to make decisions with knowledge about equity sector performance with hindsight, but not stocks within the sectors. The pedantic client base would expect you to show risk management as well, therefore a single sector is not on. Beating the global…

    Giselle Roux | 5th Oct 2020 | More
    Riding for charity with Invesco

    Like everyone, Eben Bowditch, head of sales at Invesco Australia, was trying to navigate the abnormal and difficult times of the COVID-19 pandemic and wondering about the wellbeing of others. Was everyone feeling as disconnected as he was? Bowditch started to think about a way of creating stronger links among the financial services community. Other…

    James Dunn | 5th Oct 2020 | More
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