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Smart beta at SSFS cuts volatility by up to 30%

A move to low volatility and quality equity strategies has seen State Super Financial Services (SSFS) reduce volatility by up to 30 per cent in more than half of its equity allocation. The $15.3 billion fund, which runs pension portfolios for retirees from State Super across nine different investment options, took the decision three years […]
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Prepare for new fixed income landscape urge managers

Two fund managers have warned investors to prepare for a new landscape in fixed income investing as quantitative easing ends in the US. Alliance Bernstein and Threadneedle Investments spoke in separate sessions at the Fiduciary Investors Symposium at Peppers Moonah Links, in the Mornington Peninsula, but both had similar warnings of a growth in volatility […]
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Ways of investing in China: AIST Global Dialogue

Delegates at the recent AIST Global Dialogue tour heard of several ways that superannuation funds could invest in China’s amazing continued rate of growth. The value of Chinese equities has fallen from around 35 times earnings in 2007 to below 10 times earnings now. This is a clear buying opportunity for Stuart Rae, chief investment […]