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Why industry funds must keep ‘the hunger to succeed’: Delaney

Some within the sector believe the super wars are over and that industry funds have emerged victorious. But they shouldn’t take their primacy, or the change in government, for granted.

Lachlan Maddock | 15th Jun 2022 | More
‘You need to think with a fresh sheet of paper’: Super grapples with size

As the super funds race towards massive size, the sector is still grappling with the positives and negatives for investments and culture.

Lachlan Maddock | 13th May 2022 | More
Manager biases impair predictive capabilities

Fund managers are subject to behavioural biases like all of us, such as over-confidence, short-termism and memory distortions. Take their predictive abilities. They are not, on average, especially good. In a unique report for clients, Frontier has published what amounts to a longitudinal study based on eight years of conversations, surveys and other communications with…

Greg Bright | 3rd Dec 2021 | More
  • Mega funds start mopping up

    The trend towards super consolidation is continuing apace, but there will be fewer mega mergers. It’s now just a matter of mopping up. Mega fund mergers are likely to slow as boards realise the “significant transition planning and integration activity” required to pull them off – but the established mega funds will continue to gobble…

    Lachlan Maddock | 18th Nov 2021 | More
    Frontier shines more light into manager shadows

    Difficult to define and more difficult still to measure, the culture of any organisation is widely regarded as having a major impact on performance. Funds management is no exception. Asset consultant Frontier has this year been striving to add some detail and colour to the picture to help its clients, and itself, in the process…

    Greg Bright | 15th Oct 2021 | More
    Reynolds continues boardroom blitz

    Fiona Reynolds, the former CEO of the UN-supported Principles of Responsible Investment (PRI), has continued a barrage of board and executive appointments with a director position at Frontier. Reynolds will join the board of Frontier as a non-executive director as she concludes a nine-year posting as chief executive for the PRI. The move comes as…

    Lachlan Maddock | 23rd Sep 2021 | More
  • Investment consultants unite on net zero

    Investment consultants like JANA, Frontier, and Willis Towers Watson, are banding together to “drive real change” by confronting the “daunting” task of accomplishing a net zero transition. The Net Zero Investment Consultants Initiative (NZICI) will see consultants embed advice on the transition to net zero into their advisory work and support clients on developing policies…

    Lachlan Maddock | 23rd Sep 2021 | More
    Net Zero and other damage in YFYS test

    With complaints about its efficacy still reverberating through the super industry, the YFYS performance test is to be extended next year to cover certain member investment options. Sustainability will be a big loser. Having delivered its first-year test results last month (August 31), the Treasury-instigated APRA-implemented test for big super funds found that the MySuper…

    Greg Bright | 17th Sep 2021 | More
  • Gold: it’s all about correlations

    Gold has intrigued investors for almost as long as its existence, first as a store of wealth and currency and now as, well, what? Frontier, has taken a look at gold’s worth to professional investors. And it’s not about an inflation hedge. Frontier’s Chris Trevillyan, director of investment strategy, and Nicholas Thomas, senior consultant, have…

    Greg Bright | 30th Jul 2021 | More