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How HESTA and ART handle ‘hideous downside scenarios’

Markets now move a lot faster than they did during the GFC, while expected and unexpected threats to them are emerging more often and in combination. How should super funds respond?

Lachlan Maddock | 21st Jun 2024 | More
HESTA, Hostplus, QIC back Brandon Capital’s sixth fund

Local biotech VC firm Brandon Capital has scored investments from a number of super funds and semi-sovereign investors as it looks to expand its international presence and its support for domestic startups.

Staff Writer | 5th Jun 2024 | More
In-house assets hit 10 per cent at HESTA, but hybrid model here to stay

The $74 billion industry fund is now managing roughly 10 per cent of its assets in-house, with plans to get more bang for its buck in its sustainable strategies too. But it won’t be abandoning its hybrid model anytime soon.

Lachlan Maddock | 9th 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
    HESTA goes with Grow for admin

    The $72 billion fund has dumped Link Group and partnered with upstart administration services provider Grow Inc. as it navigates a “rapidly changing technology landscape”.

    Lachlan Maddock | 5th 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
  • The big plans behind ART’s little merger

    If you’re not gaining market share in a rapidly consolidating industry, you’re losing it. One of ART’s smallest proposed mergers offers big opportunities for national growth.

    Lachlan Maddock | 24th Mar 2023 | More
    Funds back affordable housing, ‘critical’ HAFF change

    While funds have backed affordable housing as an asset class, nation-building initiatives like the Housing Australia Future Fund (HAFF) still need tweaks to create certainty for institutional investors.

    Lachlan Maddock | 17th Mar 2023 | More
  • Burgess, Debelle join ART

    ART has recruited HESTA’s investment committee chair as his term ends and the former deputy governor of the RBA.

    Staff Writer | 1st Mar 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
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