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Ditching alts favourites is a ‘big step into the dark’

When is a bubble not a bubble? When traditional monetary transmission mechanisms are disintermediated by private credit. Meanwhile, a decent chunk of so-called ‘alternatives’ are just beta in a low-vol wrapper.

Lachlan Maddock | 6th Mar 2024 | More
Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide as a new year arrives

2022 has left investors battered. The start of 2023 will leave them merely bruised. But analysts and economists alike aren’t pricing recession right.

Lachlan Maddock | 13th Dec 2022 | More
‘Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face’: The laws of financial gravity apply to private equity too

The only reason private equity hasn’t suffered as much in this downturn is the discretion that sponsors have over its valuation. That’s going to change – and so is investors’ willingness to believe the impossible.

Lachlan Maddock | 7th Dec 2022 | More
  • Traditional managers eye hedge fund space

    Big and traditional managers are encroaching further on the space of alternative managers, gauging by winners and finalists at the sector’s annual awards on Friday night. The Australian Alternative Investment Awards, held in conjunction with the Hedge Funds Rock charity night at the Sydney Hilton, December 10, represented a welcome live, and lively, event for…

    Lachlan Maddock | 11th Dec 2021 | More
    ESG’s unintended consequences

    The rapid adoption of ESG strategies, particularly in the wholesale market segment, should prompt a rethink of portfolio construction, according to Janus Henderson Investors. Adding ESG to the mix can cause unexpected tilts. In a global media webinar series last month (June 23-24), Adam Hetts, the manager’s US-based global head of portfolio construction and strategy,…

    Greg Bright | 2nd Jul 2021 | More