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UniSuper boosts private markets team with two appointments

UniSuper has added to its private markets team as it focuses its efforts on its infrastructure and nascent venture capital capabilities.

Lachlan Maddock | 18th Jan 2023 | More
Why APRA should have more leeway on YFYS

Adding a qualitative measure of performance or the right to appeal to YFYS could enhance consumer outcomes. But critics have warned that it could defang the test.

Lachlan Maddock | 4th Nov 2022 | More
On YFYS, no quick fix for the ultimate blunt instrument

A new review will address some of the unintended consequences of Your Future Your Super. But while super funds are no doubt holding out for a hero, there’s probably no perfect performance test.

Lachlan Maddock | 30th Sep 2022 | More
  • Philip Hope joins KONU

    Philip Hope has joined specialist investment and wealth management consulting firm KONU, founded by Paul Toepfer and Greig Nicholson, as a partner.

    Lachlan Maddock | 31st Aug 2022 | More
    Aussie equities a mainstay as big super gets bigger

    By 2041, Australia’s super funds will swell to enormous size. How they invest our retirement savings will become an even trickier prospect. Over the next 20 years, the superannuation system will grow to a colossal size – an estimated $9.2 trillion, or 206 per cent of its current size, according to a report from Deloitte’s…

    Staff Writer | 6th Jan 2022 | More
    More M&A action for alts managers

    Casey Quirk, the funds management advisory arm of Deloitte, has predicted more M&A activity because of the continued better profits coming from alternative over traditional managers. In a client report last week (December 9) Casey Quirk says alternatives managers, or those primarily focused on private markets, consistently generate higher profit margins than traditional firms, or…

    Greg Bright | 10th Dec 2021 | More
  • Phillips reimagines investment data

    Ben Phillips has left Casey Quirk, the specialist funds management consulting arm of Deloitte, after 13 years with the business. He has taken a role blending new technologies with investment data on a grand scale. The role, as head of asset management for ‘Global Advisory Services’ with fintech giant Broadridge Financial Solutions, aims to build…

    Greg Bright | 5th Nov 2021 | More
    YFYS and ‘new ways to judge the past’

    The public facing aspects of Your Future Your Super (YFYS) risk creating a “pseudo ‘best in show’, according to new research from Deloitte. The research, titled “New ways to judge the past”, highlights a number of mostly unexamined pain points in the YFYS legislation and regulations – notably around the ATO’s YourSuper comparison tool and…

    Lachlan Maddock | 13th Aug 2021 | More
  • ESG impacts fund managers’ future

    The flow of money into ‘dedicated sustainable investing’ will accelerate over the next four years, with global assets hitting US$13 trillion (A$17.8 trillion) by 2050. But there are steep hurdles for fund managers hoping to take part. According to a study by Casey Quirk, a US-based Deloitte business, the four-fold predicted increase from the US$2.8…

    Greg Bright | 23rd Jul 2021 | More
    Fund mergers now a question of where it all stops

    KPMG believes $50 billion is about the minimum size for an APRA-regulated fund when the dust settles. Helen Rowell, the retiring deputy chair of APRA, believes it should be $30 billion. The figures were bandied about at the CMSF conference where mergers were discussed in some detail. Leeanne Turner, who has just been through one…

    Greg Bright | 21st May 2021 | More