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Frontier boosts capital markets capabilities

Frontier has added to its capital markets capability with a new appointment, while a member of its PhD internship program will be joining the firm in a permanent role.

Staff Writer | 22nd Mar 2023 | More
Why super funds and consultants shouldn’t ‘accept the status quo’

Much of the work Willis Towers Watson does for Australia’s largest allocators is now around investment governance. But the tyranny of distance means the local scene can be a bit of an “echo chamber”.

Lachlan Maddock | 3rd Feb 2023 | More
Big super’s brave new world of brand

Big super funds are getting even bigger. But as consolidation continues – and stapling kicks in – they’ve got a new problem that can’t easily be overcome: they’re more alike than different.

Lachlan Maddock | 11th Jan 2023 | More
  • ‘Inhibitors and constraints’: Frontier’s deep dive into nation-building finds steep barriers

    As the Albanese Government looks to use super funds to kickstart Australian infrastructure growth, the number of obstacles arrayed against investing in affordable housing and venture capital might give them pause for thought.

    Lachlan Maddock | 23rd Nov 2022 | More
    How to build a better YFYS test

    If reducing the number of funds was its goal, Your Future Your Super has been a wild success. But as an indicator of performance, it leaves a lot to be desired.

    Lachlan Maddock | 28th Oct 2022 | More
    Small funds defy the odds in the world of bigger is better

    Some of super’s best performers this year are also its smallest, and new research from Frontier finds that asset allocation is more influential than size and scale when it comes to generating alpha.

    Lachlan Maddock | 2nd Sep 2022 | More
  • Why Frontier wants to be big in Japan

    Until now, Japanese funds have largely been bond and cash investors. As they expand into real assets, Frontier wants to own that consulting niche.

    Lachlan Maddock | 3rd Aug 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
  • Alpha awaits in activist strategies: Frontier

    It’s a truth universally acknowledged that equity market returns are likely to be muted going forward. But salvation might arrive in the form of domestic activist strategies. “From a timing perspective, we think the forward-looking environment presents a much more challenging return outlook for equity investors given the extended low interest rate and bull market…

    Lachlan Maddock | 30th Mar 2022 | More
    ‘Bright lines’ and member outcomes: the heat is on

    Your Future Your Super (YFYS) is meant to improve member outcomes. But Frontier’s latest research suggests that the performance test is in dire need of tweaking if it’s to fulfil that goal. Frontier’s latest research – “The heat is on – superannuation fund performance in 2021” – aims to answer the question of whether the…

    Lachlan Maddock | 16th Mar 2022 | More
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