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Trillions up in flames amidst global market turmoil

Pure play equities managers bore the brunt of market turbulence and lost mandates to super fund consolidation and the Your Future Your Super performance test. But diversified and alternatives managers fare better than most.

Lachlan Maddock | 25th Oct 2023 | More
‘More need than ever’ for investment governance advice

Big funds are looking for help with investment governance as they internalise more and more of their resources, according to JANA, and it’s also seeing a lot more demand for guidance on net zero objectives.

Staff Writer | 29th Sep 2023 | More
Winding up the Future Fund won’t be cheap: WTW

Calls to liquidate the Future Fund and use the proceeds to pay down government debt have grown louder in recent weeks but doing so won’t come without a cost according to analysis from WTW.

Lachlan Maddock | 6th Sep 2023 | More
  • Small gains, but more change needed for the new YFYS

    Treasury is fine-tuning the Your Future, Your Super performance test ahead of its next iteration in August. While the updates could pave the way for a better test, its extension to trustee-directed products is cause for consternation.

    Lachlan Maddock | 21st Jun 2023 | More
    Why the active opportunity set is ‘richer than it has been in years’ (and what to do about it)

    Active management might be back in a big way but asset managers need to make sure they’re getting what they pay for: skill, not luck. Figuring out manager style and factor biases is key.

    Lachlan Maddock | 19th May 2023 | More
    Hedge funds strike back after a lost decade

    The level of alpha that hedge funds generated in the age of quantitative easing was “lackluster”, but rising market volatility now offer “a richer opportunity set for skilled managers.”

    Lachlan Maddock | 28th Sep 2022 | More
  • Aussie funds still number one: Thinking Ahead Institute

    Australia’s superannuation system is leading the world in pensions, but the broader market is still missing opportunities on stewardship and technology. The Thinking Ahead Institute’s 2022 Global Pension Assets Study has named Australia the world’s number one pension market, with 20-year pension asset growth of 11.3 per cent per annum in US dollar terms. The…

    Lachlan Maddock | 18th Feb 2022 | More