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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
    How Cbus will manage $50 billion by itself – and another $50 billion with help

    With Cbus eyeing the $100 billion mark, it’s figuring out what it can do well and what should be left to everybody else. And while other funds can’t wait to head overseas, it’s decided to stay home.

    Lachlan Maddock | 18th Aug 2023 | More
  • Political pain awaits super’s private markets push

    If greed is good in the world of private equity, it’s anathema to super funds and other pension plans with members that will never make as much money as the people who manage their retirement savings.

    Lachlan Maddock | 26th Jul 2023 | More
    Super fund returns surprise after the ‘volatility rollercoaster’

    Some of the country’s biggest super funds have navigated volatile markets and write-downs in one of their favourite asset classes to deliver solid returns in a tough year.

    Lachlan Maddock | 7th Jul 2023 | More
  • More pros and cons for super-sized funds

    Big funds can be cheaper and drive hard bargains in the private markets – but it’s easier to see them coming and harder for them to get money where it needs to go.

    Lachlan Maddock | 5th Jul 2023 | More
    AustralianSuper’s new deputy CIO puts the focus overseas

    AustralianSuper’s appointment of a new deputy CIO with the lion’s share of responsibility for its overseas investments demonstrates the growing importance of international diversification for the country’s biggest funds.

    Lachlan Maddock | 30th Jun 2023 | More
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