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‘Incoherence’ stops instos from investing for tomorrow: AustralianSuper, Stanford

Sweeping technological change can upset the best laid plans of big institutional investors. But the way they deal with it is ad hoc, “hazardous” and distorts how they think a portfolio should behave.

Lachlan Maddock | 10th Apr 2024 | More
AustralianSuper clears the decks for UK expansion

Australia’s biggest super fund has slashed the headcount in its Melbourne-based global equities team as it prepares to build out a new crew in its rapidly expanding London office.

Lachlan Maddock | 14th Mar 2024 | More
AustralianSuper ramps up UK investment as offshore push gathers pace

Australia’s biggest super fund is set to increase its investment in the UK to around $35 billion by 2030 and expand its already 100-strong on the ground presence in Kings Cross.

Lachlan Maddock | 6th Mar 2024 | More
  • AustralianSuper wants its members to have an ‘account for life’

    Australia’s largest super fund thinks its three million members will be better off with a single “account for life” and will soon bring a longevity risk solution to market to help them conquer fear of running out.

    Lachlan Maddock | 14th Feb 2024 | More
    AustralianSuper wants best of both worlds with combined real assets function

    As the fund contemplates managing $700 billion by 2030 it’s looking for new ways to invest with a global portfolio mindset and chase hot assets in local markets to drive value creation for its members.

    Staff Writer | 13th Oct 2023 | More
    New arguments in the great valuation debate

    More regulatory pressure on valuation practices means big funds run the risk of missing out on attractive deals and members could face higher costs. But with Australia now at the forefront of defined contribution pensions globally, should GPs get with the program?

    Lachlan Maddock | 15th Sep 2023 | More
  • AustralianSuper headed to court over multiple accounts fiasco

    ASIC has launched civil proceedings against Australia’s biggest super fund over allegations it failed to consolidate the accounts of 90,000 members and continued to charge them fees.

    Staff Writer | 8th Sep 2023 | More
    How three different funds think about the big shifts in super

    Size, internalisation and globalisation are now front of mind for every large fund in Australia – but every fund approaches them differently, and there’s little agreement on the benefits of the new offshore push.

    Lachlan Maddock | 1st Sep 2023 | More
  • AustralianSuper firms up overseas ranks

    Australia’s biggest super fund has sharpened its focus on offshore markets with the appointment of a new head of international and private equity operating out of its London office.

    Staff Writer | 1st Sep 2023 | More
    AustralianSuper thinks it’s ‘time to worry about the horses’

    Everybody’s anticipating a sweeping technological revolution, but they haven’t stopped to think about whether they’ll actually profit from it. More likely than not they’re holding onto horses when everybody’s making cars.

    Lachlan Maddock | 30th Aug 2023 | More
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