australian equities

Hedge Funds

Energy Super chooses high conviction manager

Energy Super has switched Australian equity mandates over performance issues and awarded the Brisbane-based manager Dalton Nicol Reid $400 million. The money will be managed in a high conviction fund run by Jamie Nicol, which saw a 4.4 per cent outperformance of its S&P ASX200 benchmark for the year ended April 30, 2015 and has […]
Hedge Funds

Investors should be overweight international equities

Investment portfolios should have be overweight in international equities and underweight in Australian equities on a two to three year time horizon, a panel representing leading investment experts said. Jeremy Lawson, chief economist, Standard Life Investments argued that the risk-return basis of Australian equities were not attractive when compared with other international equity markets, particularly […]
Hedge Funds

UniSuper defies naysayers on domestic economy

UniSuper’s overweight position on Australian equity income stocks has helped its balanced fund to become the highest performing in 2014, it achieved 10 per cent returns – the lowest performing fund achieved 5.3 per cent. John Pearce, chief investment officer of UniSuper, continues to keep faith in domestic stocks despite widespread sentiment that falls in […]
CIO profiles

The contrarian investor: a profile of John Pearce

John Pearce, chief investment officer of Unisuper, has a side bet with a member of his investment team that the Australian equity market is going to outperform the US equity market over the next year. When most people are talking about the end of the Australian boom, uncompetitive labour costs, an expensive currency and a […]
Hedge Funds

Analysts united in gloom on Australian equities

Two of the most experienced analysts in the Australian equities market have warned of some of the most challenging conditions for 20 years. Martin Conlon, head of Australian equities at Schroders, who was speaking at the Frontier Advisors’ annual conference in Melbourne, sees a confluence of negative factors. These include the increasing dominance of financial […]
Hedge Funds

Domestic equity manager constraints to worsen

Investors are going to find it harder and harder to place large sums of money with recommended Australian equity and small cap managers, according to Frontier Advisors. Many of the firm’s favoured managers are closed to new clients due to capacity constraints with their strategies, with some also closed to new cash-flows from existing clients. […]
Investment Strategy

REST to run active Aussie equities in-house

The $27 billion industry superannuation fund REST will push the button and go live with its internal, actively-managed Australian equities strategy in December, expanding on its established funds management capabilities in infrastructure, fixed income and cash. REST, which has been internally managing money for over 16 years, has been running a paper Australian equities portfolio […]
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