Hedge Funds

Super funds can benefit from “dread risk”

Long term investors stand to gain from fear in markets as fundamentals remain sound report chief investment officers. A common take on the fear which has led to falls of up to 10.5 per cent in US equities and 8 per cent in Australian equities in January, is that investors – particularly retail investors – […]
People Moves

Rob Hogg to leave Frontier to join UniSuper

Rob Hogg, who has been the head of capital markets and asset allocation at Frontier for eight years, is to replace David Schneider at UniSuper. Hogg, who will join UniSuper on March 7, will have the title head of global strategies and quant methods. Schneider who headed UniSuper’s quant team while also providing actuarial skills […]
Hedge Funds

CIOs can play role in bolder Australian companies

Chief investment officers have a big role to play in encouraging boards to think long-term as a fear of failure is promoting short-term thinking at ASX companies, a survey has found. Interviews carried out with 80 ASX company representatives including chairmen, non-executive directors and chief executives, by recruitment firm Blenheim Partners, and released in a […]
Investment Strategy

No innovation award for super

There will be no award for innovation in the 2016 Conexus Financial Superannuation Awards owing to a paucity of new ideas in the industry. The outcome arose after the selection committee could not pick a winner from 13 separate fund applications for the award. The seven-strong committee which included representatives from retail and industry super […]