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‘Room for everybody’ as Rest builds internal global equities capability

Following a significant technology and systems uplift, Rest feels it’s ready to do global equities in-house. That doesn’t necessarily mean its roster of external managers will lose out.

Lachlan Maddock | 17th Nov 2023 | More
‘You can’t learn to swim without jumping in’: Rest’s impact ambitions

From little things big things grow, and the $75 billion industry fund hopes the impact investment commitments it and other funds have made will expand beyond their initial targets in the same way renewables did.

Lachlan Maddock | 15th Nov 2023 | More
Rest takes another step on the internalisation journey

The $75 billion industry fund is creating an “active, fundamental stock-picking” internal global equity capability and has lined up a former Comgest portfolio manager to oversee it.

Lachlan Maddock | 10th Nov 2023 | More
  • Rise of the mega fund: Super gets competitive on mergers and members

    Competition in super is heating up but it’s not yet come to the boil. Mergers, member retention and retirement are all shaping up as key battlegrounds for funds.

    Lachlan Maddock | 5th May 2023 | More
    ‘Focus on the big game’ to stay competitive

    Traditional portfolio construction might be dead. But that doesn’t mean there’s no way to beat inflation, even as investors anticipate it will continue to rise and fall over the next decade.

    Lachlan Maddock | 24th Feb 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
  • ‘A vast degree of experience’: Scott Tully lands at Rest

    Rest has brought on former Colonial First State executive director for investments Scott Tully and Spirit Super’s Paul Docherty to get a “fresh set of eyes” on its investment options.

    Staff Writer | 10th Feb 2023 | More
    ‘Take some of those punts’: Super fund CIOs prepare for the fire sale  

    It’s not quite over, but the dislocation in equity markets and forced selling is leaving plenty of bargains on the floor. Super fund CIOs will be particularly glad for “the strongest tool in their kitbag”.

    Lachlan Maddock | 14th Oct 2022 | More
  • Rest hops into AMP’s new digs

    Rest has flashed its sustainable and private markets credentials with a stake in AMP Capital’s schmick redevelopment of 50 Bridge Street.

    Lachlan Maddock | 6th Jul 2022 | More
    Rest expands decarb mandate with Calvert

    Calvert Research and Management has seen its decarbonization mandate with Rest expanded to the fund’s Australian equities portfolio.

    Lachlan Maddock | 1st Jul 2022 | More