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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
  • Survival of the cheapest for big super

    As super funds swell to gargantuan size and downward fee pressure intensifies the heat will be on all funds to rein in significantly outsourced investment models.

    Lachlan Maddock | 14th Oct 2022 | More
    ‘It’s not rocket science’: Future IM/Pact partners with big super

    “Talent incubator” Future IM/Pact has partnered with four of Australia’s biggest super funds to help women into frontline investment roles. Investment internalisation is driving some of the interest.

    Lachlan Maddock | 31st Aug 2022 | More
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