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When markets overreact, ART ‘really likes the noise’

The last 12 months have been challenging for Australian Retirement Trust, but the amount of noise in the market has been “quite productive”. It’s also shown that when it comes to unlisted assets, price is more volatile than value.

Lachlan Maddock | 31st May 2023 | More
Rise of the mega fund: Super gets competitive on mergers and members

Competition in super is heating up but it’s not yet come to the boil. Mergers, member retention and retirement are all shaping up as key battlegrounds for funds.

Lachlan Maddock | 5th May 2023 | More
Alternatives a ‘hard balance to strike’ as ART manages its massive size

It’s not so much the scale as the speed of Australian Retirement Trust’s growth that makes investing tough. A big allocation today might be a tiny slice of the pie tomorrow.

Lachlan Maddock | 31st Mar 2023 | More
  • The big plans behind ART’s little merger

    If you’re not gaining market share in a rapidly consolidating industry, you’re losing it. One of ART’s smallest proposed mergers offers big opportunities for national growth.

    Lachlan Maddock | 24th Mar 2023 | More
    Burgess, Debelle join ART

    ART has recruited HESTA’s investment committee chair as his term ends and the former deputy governor of the RBA.

    Staff Writer | 1st Mar 2023 | More
    State of the ART: How State Street won its big new mandate

    Strategic alignment on growth and data capabilities made State Street a good fit for Australian Retirement Trust’s custody needs. Hard-earned experience with mergers helped too.

    Lachlan Maddock | 10th Feb 2023 | More
  • Aussie funds face their own challenges in the wild hunt for returns

    Pension funds are increasingly turning to active management to generate returns in a hostile environment. But as they seek to become true global investors, super funds face a different set of tradeoffs.

    Lachlan Maddock | 13th Dec 2022 | More
    ‘It’s not rocket science’: Future IM/Pact partners with big super

    “Talent incubator” Future IM/Pact has partnered with four of Australia’s biggest super funds to help women into frontline investment roles. Investment internalisation is driving some of the interest.

    Lachlan Maddock | 31st Aug 2022 | More
  • Australian Retirement Trust, QIC go big on affordable housing

    Australian Retirement Trust (ART) and QIC are continuing the trend of big funds investing in affordable housing, working in conjunction with community housing provider Brisbane Housing Company.

    Lachlan Maddock | 27th Jul 2022 | More
    Funds rewarded by active management in a tough year

    Super fund members have been “spared the worst”, while the outperformance of the top ten funds was generated by active management and chunky allocations to private markets.

    Lachlan Maddock | 20th Jul 2022 | More