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Funds management – somebody tell Tourism NSW

Funds management – somebody tell Tourism NSW One morning last December, pedestrians in Martin Place would have seen a line of chattering school kids making their way down the storied thoroughfare. Noticing that they were from St Kevin’s Primary School in Cardiff, a suburb of Newcastle, one might have wondered where the youngsters were headed. […]
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Infrastructure allocations below 3 per cent “meaningless”

While infrastructure as an asset class has been embraced by pension funds in Europe and Australia alike, in the US it is still a nascent concept. The difference is largely down to a lack of privatisation in the US, where infrastructure historically has been provided by local and state government. In North America, funds such […]
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Infrastructure allocations below 3 per cent “meaningless”

While infrastructure as an asset class has been embraced by pension funds in Europe and Australia alike, in the US it is still a nascent concept. The difference is largely down to a lack of privatisation in the US, where infrastructure historically has been provided by local and state government. In North America, funds such […]
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The case for hedge fund betas: lessons learned about correlations

US-based quant shop AQR Capital has helped pioneer the notion of hedge fund beta as an investable product. With first-year performance numbers now in, GREG BRIGHT spoke with the firm’s managing and founding principal, Cliff Asness. Cliff Asness has been talking about hedge fund beta for some years. He wrote a paper about it, with […]
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The case for hedge fund betas: lessons learned about correlations

US-based quant shop AQR Capital has helped pioneer the notion of hedge fund beta as an investable product. With first-year performance numbers now in, GREG BRIGHT spoke with the firm’s managing and founding principal, Cliff Asness. Cliff Asness has been talking about hedge fund beta for some years. He wrote a paper about it, with […]
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Super fund returns: be satisfied with 5%

We have heard it before, but this time it’s serious: the reward for risk will probably be lower going forward and super funds should be satisfied with a real return of about 5 per cent a year, the Russell Investments conference was told.
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