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Fixed Income

The new defensive: Is there life after bonds?

Investors are facing some deeper thinking about defensive asset classes, portfolio diversification and income generation in light of the diminished attributes bonds now hold in light of unique circumstances financial markets are throwing up. Experts discuss the evolving environment and consider relevant defensive strategies.
CIO profiles

Profile: Oscar Fabian, CIO, VicSuper

VicSuper is about to launch a scientific, analysis-driven approach to enhance its dynamic asset allocation. The project, which has been one year in the making, is pooling sources of information on its investment holdings into a data warehouse. It will use this superior information on the risks and opportunities it faces, to help better inform […]
Opinion

Infrastructure assets: not a silver bullet for inflation

It is commonly stated that infrastructure helps protect portfolios from inflation, but Justin Webb, associate director of Access Capital and member of the Investment Management Consultants Association & Mike Wright senior associate at Access Capital Partners believe this claim does not always stand up to close scrutiny. It is often claimed that infrastructure investments provide […]
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 […]
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