HESTA has re-worked a significant portion of its international equities portfolio, awarding $300 million in mandates to three global long/short equities managers.

The managers are: Acadian, which won a $110 million mandate, and AXA Rosenberg and AQR, which both won $95 million mandates. The managers have been appointed with the expectation that they outperform the benchmark by 5 per cent and thus drive “;HESTA’s strong growth in assets”;, HESTA investments and governance manager, Robert Fowler, said. The mandates represent 10 per cent of the fund’s international equities allocation. HESTA now holds $12 billion in funds under management, up from $9.8 billion at the beginning of the financial year.

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