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CMSF

HESTA: Industry still has to achieve adequacy

Chief executive of HESTA, Anne-Marie Corboy, says industry has not looked appropriately at adequacy in the accumulation phase when considering the post-retirement landscape. Speaking at a CMSF session on adequacy and “getting to the finish line”, Corboy was critical of the view that it’s all “done and dusted” and the focus should now simply be appropriate […]
Investment Strategy

New thinking needed on asset allocation

The global slowdown has exposed the vulnerabilities of traditional asset allocation, according to senior managing director of State Street Global Advisors (SSgA), Shawn Johnson, while sharing the AA implications he believed would be relevant depending on the ‘shape’ of the global economic recovery. “Correlations tend to ‘1’ during a crisis, so the theoretical minimum variance, […]
Investment Strategy

New thinking needed on asset allocation

The global slowdown has exposed the vulnerabilities of traditional asset allocation, according to senior managing director of State Street Global Advisors (SSgA), Shawn Johnson, while sharing the AA implications he believed would be relevant depending on the ‘shape’ of the global economic recovery. “Correlations tend to ‘1’ during a crisis, so the theoretical minimum variance, […]
Hedge Funds

A green star building takes sustainable commitment

While institutions are keen to own sustainable buildings, what is not widely appreciated is that the Green Star credentials, awarded for the building structure, is only the first stage. A building then needs to be managed and maintained with sustainability top of mind, writes RALPH GAGLIANO, executive director of St Hilliers Group. In days gone […]
Hedge Funds

A green star building takes sustainable commitment

While institutions are keen to own sustainable buildings, what is not widely appreciated is that the Green Star credentials, awarded for the building structure, is only the first stage. A building then needs to be managed and maintained with sustainability top of mind, writes RALPH GAGLIANO, executive director of St Hilliers Group. In days gone […]
Hedge Funds

Seizing the DAA: funds eye dynamic tilting

Jim Franks, director of investment consulting in Australia with Russell Investments, describes the market that his clients are confronting as “foreign in anyone’s experience”. Looking ahead, it “will be substantively different from what we’ve experienced in the last generation”. Funds have incurred losses in almost all asset classes, and the rigidity of long-term portfolio settings, […]
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