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Hedge Funds

UniSuper: in defiance of accepted thinking

Mention any asset class to John Pearce and he will doggedly set out the good and bad thinking around it. A common source of his ire is the sight of investors herding around a belief based on a lack of rigorous thinking. Good practice for him involves standing up to accepted thinking or at the […]
Unintentional

Super, apart from the REST

Jo Townsend, the chief investment officer at REST Industry Super, says the fund tries not to get caught up in the day-today noise of investment markets. REST is not only investing according to a long-term horizon, it’s willing to depart from the pack when making investment decisions. “Our fundamental investment belief is that it is […]
Hedge Funds

Hostplus focuses on emerging markets as growth engines

Asia, demographics and growth engines have led to a greater emerging market exposure for Hostplus, says chief investment officer Sam Sicilia. The superannuation fund recently invested $140 million as part of a diversification strategy that encompasses global emerging markets. “We also had a focus on where the growth engines in the world would be, and […]
Investment Strategy

Tyndall’s Mike Davis goes back to the future

Mike Davis had been at Tyndall Investment Management less than two months yet has already got his former employees to work with him at the $22.5 billion asset manager. Davis and Tim Martin started Causeway Asset Management in 2003 to invest in private debt. Now Martin and five others will join their old colleague June […]
Investment Strategy

Maple Brown Abbott’s steady hand on the tiller

Garth Rossler does not believe his job as managing director of Maple Brown Abbott means change at the $10 billion asset manager. The Durban, South African born Rossler has worked at the Sydney-based Maple Brown Abbot for 15 years. He believes continuity in fund management is what is required. “At the end of the day […]
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