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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
Why funds still have a ‘long way to go’ on valuations

Valuations are never going to be “perfect”, but that doesn’t mean super funds shouldn’t be working harder to make them more accurate – and more intelligible to the people who really matter.

Lachlan Maddock | 30th Aug 2023 | More
For internalisation, Aware puts its faith in Odin (and Alpha)

The creation of a new investment data platform underpins Aware’s march to managing half of its projected $250 billion FUM internally. State Street is providing the glue that holds it all together.

Lachlan Maddock | 25th 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
    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
    Big super gets real on real assets

    Australia’s largest super funds are casting a close eye over their property and infrastructure allocations amidst challenging market conditions, according to new research from J.P Morgan. And while investment internalisation continues to gather pace, not all funds are sold on its worth.

    Lachlan Maddock | 23rd Jun 2023 | More
  • Fok on top at Cbus

    Kristian Fok has been appointed CEO of Cbus following the departure of Justin Arter and as the fund launches a new five-year investment strategy that will see it in-house another 12 per cent of its assets under management.

    Staff Writer | 14th Jun 2023 | More
    Super funds back Nuveen’s US real estate play

    A number of industry funds have invested in Nuveen’s US Cities Workplace Strategy as they diversify away from traditional real estate and harness thematics related to changing work and life patterns.

    Lachlan Maddock | 24th May 2023 | More
  • ‘Understand the tension’: Funds fret greenwashing, engagement

    Super funds are double-checking their marketing materials and coming to grips with an evolving regulatory regime as greenwashing risk looms large.

    Lachlan Maddock | 5th May 2023 | More
    Cbus CEO hits the road as merger mania slows

    As the pace of superannuation consolidation slows, Cbus CEO Justin Arter will step down and the fund he’s run since 2020 will embark on a new growth plan.

    Staff Writer | 31st Mar 2023 | More
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