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No time for Future Fund to rest on its laurels

While Australia’s sovereign wealth fund has seen a massive return of 22 per cent, the good times won’t last. China tensions are weighing heavily on Peter Costello’s outlook. Rebounding from a negative 0.9 per cent return during the depths of Covid-19 is no small feat, but Peter Costello, Future Fund chairman, told media on Thursday…

Lachlan Maddock | 27th Aug 2021 | More
Bragg reignites national fund debate with ‘Super Guarantee Australia’

Liberal senator Andrew Bragg believes the Future Fund should be made Australia’s default superannuation fund. But national superannuation is a political minefield. In conversation with Simon Cowan, research director at the Centre for Independent Studies, Bragg called compulsory superannuation a “fundamentally illiberal, paternalistic policy” and said that the Australian government should “take its responsibilities more…

Lachlan Maddock | 20th Aug 2021 | More
Global funds double domestic exposures in pandemic

Big sovereign and public sector funds globally have skewed their investments to their domestic markets since the outbreak of covid-19, according to a report by Global SWF. However, the two Australasian sovereign funds, Future Fund and New Zealand Superannuation Fund, have stayed the course with their investment strategies, according to spokespeople for those organisations. The…

Greg Bright | 6th Aug 2021 | More
  • Future Fund first in world rankings for governance

    The Future Fund has come first out of the world’s 100 largest sovereign and public pension funds in the latest ranking by the Global SWF group on governance, sustainability and resilience. It is the second year in a row that the Australian fund has been the only one to score positively in all of the…

    Greg Bright | 2nd Jul 2021 | More
    Suncorp’s chief banking and wealth departs after three months

    Lee Hatton has departed Suncorp as its chief executive of banking and wealth after just three months in the job. Hatton acknowledges that her departure is due to the impacts of the commute from Sydney to Brisbane on her family. Bruce Rush has been appointed as acting chief executive of banking and wealth until a…

    Annabelle Dickson | 13th May 2020 | More