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Cbus finds a new infrastructure chief

The $85 billion industry fund has poached its new head of infrastructure from Hostplus as it looks to double down on an ambitious new five-year investment strategy.

Staff Writer | 20th Oct 2023 | More
‘A question that everybody’s avoiding’: What becomes of small funds?

Mergers aren’t costless and big super can’t necessarily be counted on to clean up the long tail of unsustainable small funds. Solving the problem might require thinking outside the box.

Lachlan Maddock | 19th Jul 2023 | More
Don’t follow the lead of overseas on unlisted assets: Frontier

Australian super funds and asset managers shouldn’t ape their international peers when it comes to unlisted investment practice, according to Frontier, and demand for more frequent valuations will ultimately be worn by members.

Lachlan Maddock | 7th Jul 2023 | More
  • Super funds back Nuveen’s US real estate play

    A number of industry funds have invested in Nuveen’s US Cities Workplace Strategy as they diversify away from traditional real estate and harness thematics related to changing work and life patterns.

    Lachlan Maddock | 24th May 2023 | More
    ‘Bring it on’: Trustees on nation-building

    Super fund trustees are throwing their full weight behind nation building projects where they feel their funds can get a competitive return, while the Coalition’s competing super for housing policy has been labelled “elitist”.

    Lachlan Maddock | 24th Feb 2023 | More
    Why there’s a valuation standoff – and why it’ll end

    While there’s widespread suspicion that “financial skullduggery” is afoot in private market valuations, the tricky part is the lack of comparisons in their fastest growing segment.

    Lachlan Maddock | 27th Jan 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
    Bell wins $500 million mandate from Hostplus

    Rising demand for global small- and mid-caps has seen Bell Asset Management awarded a $500 million mandate from Hostplus.

    Staff Writer | 31st Oct 2022 | More
  • ‘Scar tissue’ matters in private equity (and so do fads)

    “Most of the new capital that’s come into the markets… has been chasing fads,” says David Chan, portfolio manager at MLC Private Equity. “The latest hot opportunity, whether it be an unprofitable tech company that’s growing very rapidly, or a very large scale buyout that’s the headline of tomorrow’s AFR.”

    Lachlan Maddock | 16th Sep 2022 | More
    ‘Power can be used well or it can be used poorly’: Super funds and too big to fail

    The Albanese Government has begun to explore the potential negative impacts of super fund consolidation. The question is whether a super fund can ever be too big to fail.

    Lachlan Maddock | 26th Aug 2022 | More
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