Australia's superannuation industry won’t be divesting from fossil fuels anytime soon. Instead, funds including Cbus and First State Super are reviewing investment strategies that transition to a low-carbon economy.
Sarah JonesFebruary 19, 2020
In a busy cost-pressured environments performance fee calculations can get overlooked and errors can compound quickly, especially with daily priced funds, says Castle Hall's Alex Wise.
Alex WiseFebruary 19, 2020
Superannuation funds globally are moving towards full control and oversight of their externally-managed assets by tracking unit price changes in real time amidst increased regulatory scrutiny.
Elizabeth FryFebruary 14, 2020
There is skepticism that the prudential regulator will succeed in benchmarking the performance of Choice products, particularly as it is struggling to collect meaningful and comparable data across the 90 or so MySuper products.
Eva ScheerlinckFebruary 5, 2020
Australia’s $168 billion Future Fund is looking to add more money to its $22.6 billion hedge fund program where it can find managers with spare capacity, to help protect the portfolio against a sell-off in the equity market.
Sarah JonesJanuary 28, 2020
The $65 billion VFMC has appointed former Vanguard executive Keli Saville to run digital and technology and the high-profile Talieh Williams to head up investment stewardship.
Elizabeth FryJanuary 22, 2020
New machine learning techniques are helping asset managers distinguish which risks are more likely to pay off for investors.
Franklin TempletonJanuary 20, 2020
With so many Australians impacted by the devastating bushfires this summer, AIA Australia wants to ensure that we’re ready to support our customers when they need us most. We know we have many customers who live in fire affected areas and already have claims with us. In addition to this, we recognise we are likely to receive more claims in coming weeks and months.
AIA AustraliaFebruary 7, 2020
February 25, 2020
Suitable for: Heads of fixed income and credit, portfolio managers, CIOs and asset consultants
The private credit forum provides an examination of the opportunities and the factors affecting the increasingly broad spectrum of loans and credit both domestically and internationally. This forum will cover the market conditions and opportunity sets across all forms of asset backed securities, such as collateralised debt obligations and mortgaged back securities.
February 26, 2020
Suitable for: Heads of real estate and real assets, portfolio managers, CIOs and asset consultants
The real estate conference is designed to examine economic conditions and market factors affecting investment in global residential, retail, office and other commercial real estate. The conference regularly covers issues of governance, the impact of demographic change, technology and what to invest in the capital stack.
Base salaries for superannuation fund executives will likely increase because of new rules that will likely constrain short-term bonus payouts, according to Michael Moses, a principal in Mercer’s remuneration consulting practice.
Elizabeth FryFebruary 10, 2020