Amanda White

Hedge Funds

Super funds’ priorities reshaping passive managers

The sheer weight of assets held by passive managers is dramatically increasing their power to engage with companies on issues of corporate governance and ESG. Investment Magazine investigates the mixed messages coming out of the three biggest passive managers as they attempt to meet engagement expectations from institutional investors. Two trends are causing institutional investors to ask more from passive management, fuelling a change […]
Unintentional

Investors must be free from political direction

The decision of the Australian National University’s endowment to divest shares in seven resource companies is not an unusual move within the context of institutional asset owners. How those investors choose to allocate their assets has nothing to do with any government and they should not feel pressure to invest in any one company, asset […]
Opinion

The political shame in delaying rises in SGC for 7 years

There is a global pension underfunding crisis and yet Australians are set to lose $128 billion in savings because the Federal Government has tied up superannuation policy with the repeal of the mining tax. Superannuation policy should not be part of the political system and it’s time the industry did something about it. The Financial […]
Investment Strategy

New Super Fund Awards

Conexus Financial has partnered with research and consulting firm Chant West to develop the Super Fund Awards. In a first, Chant West is applying its deep industry knowledge and expertise to an awards event. The awards will recognise achievement and excellence in the superannuation industry. “We want the awards to recognise excellence, and also to […]