The $125 billion industry fund says that while it doesn’t make sense for younger members, retirement age members can benefit from tailored tail-risk hedging strategies as proxy guards against sequencing risk.
While the March sell-off destabilised portfolios, savvy funds used what Cbus Super's Scott Pappas called 'the mother of all stress tests' to gauge how well their portfolio managers shifted strategy and handled the duress.
This year’s single-best trade was Chinese mid-cap semiconductor and tech stocks, according to UBS O’Connor's Kevin Russell. This illustrates how China’s domestic consumption economy allows it to combat any trade wars with the US.
APRA's heatmap will be a catalyst for changes to partnerships and structures super funds use to execute alternatives and hedge funds strategies if discussions happening at the moment are anything to go by, Cambridge Associates's Travis Schoenleber has said.
Impact of central bank policy is plain to see in credit markets where the biggest concern is linked to future possibilities for economic-driven growth - GSO-Blackstone's Dwight Scott runs the numbers during a presentation at Investment Magazine's Absolute Returns Conference.
The ongoing de-globalisation trend is certain to keep global macro strategies in the frame, with gold, currency and interest rates all likely to follow the cues of geopolitical and economic events, Graham Capital's Pablo Calderini explains.
While Sunsuper's access to cash and public market meant its alternatives allocations weren't tapped for liquidity to facilitate early release payments, Tomlinson said he could take advantage of some more liquid ‘hedge fund-type’ investments during tumbling markets.
“Everyone loves to hear about culture now,” according to Willis Towers Watson's Sara Rejal, who noted during a panel discussion at the Absolute Returns Conference Digital 2020 conference on Wednesday that funds are interested in a broader due diligence particularly with its hedge fund and alternative strategy partners.