NGS Super has invested $500,000 in a social benefit bond run by Social Ventures Australia and is planning to launch a broader, more diversified ethical option for its members by early 2014. NGS chief executive Anthony Rodwell-Ball said the new bond ticked all the boxes from an investment perspective, and he believes there’s a reasonable […]
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It’s been a big year for Jon Glass. Known most recently as an investment adviser and hedge fund proponent, the experienced funds manager now divides his working week between Media Super, where he is chief investment officer, and one of Australia’s largest endowments.
When it comes to modelling the potential risks and returns of alternatives, trustees continue to rely on mean-variance approaches (such as expected average returns and annual return volatility), but acknowledge it is not the best solution as correlations are non-stationary (that is, can vary over time), and illiquidity and leverage create tail risk. In […]