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Investment Strategy

Gulf in best practice growing on alternatives

Some funds are “throwing money out of the window” on alternative assets, by not working out clear objectives for their allocations, according to a senior strategist at QIC. Speaking at the Conexus Fiduciary Investors’ Symposium on the Mornington Peninsula, Tony McKenzie, chief strategist for global multi-asset, told of a widening gulf between funds with highly […]
Investment Strategy

MTAA creeps back into bonds as listed sector rebounds

The Motor Trades Association of Australia (MTAA) super fund has reintroduced fixed income to its default investment option, having abandoned bonds in 2007 on the basis that its ‘target return’ portfolio of unlisted assets could provide higher returns with less volatility. Leeanne Turner, deputy executive director (superannuation) at MTAA, said the fund had not made […]
Investment Strategy

MTAA creeps back into bonds as listed sector rebounds

The Motor Trades Association of Australia (MTAA) super fund has reintroduced fixed income to its default investment option, having abandoned bonds in 2007 on the basis that its ‘target return’ portfolio of unlisted assets could provide higher returns with less volatility. Leeanne Turner, deputy executive director (superannuation) at MTAA, said the fund had not made […]
Investment Strategy

Longevity risk a commercial threat to super funds

Industry funds risk losing a lucrative part of their membership base if they do not address the commercial threat posed by longevity risk, the head of Macquarie Funds Group’s new longevity solutions team has warned. Andrew Robertson, head of MFG Longevity Solutions and formerly founder of boutique consultancy Ingevity, said the over 50s demographic, which […]
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