Australian superannuation funds

Investment Strategy

AMP: Infrastructure deal flow limited

Institutional investors’ insatiable appetite for infrastructure assets is being curbed by limited deal flow, according to Paul Foster, head of infrastructure for Australia and New Zealand at AMP Capital. Foster, who was a speaker at the recent Financial Services Council’s conference, described Australian superannuation funds as “rightfully agnostic” when it came to domestic versus offshore […]
Investment Strategy

Segmenting member investments

QSuper has begun segmenting member investments according to age and account balances, in what it is heralding as the end of an era of one-size-fits-all default funds. Rosemary Vilgan, chief executive of QSuper, believes this approach matches best practice globally, meets new higher duty of care standards for MySuper and is being closely looked at […]
Investment Strategy

AXA chief cautions against growth strategies

Craig Hurt, chief executive of AXA Investment Managers in Australia, says he is concerned at some of the growth strategies the large Australian superannuation funds are using as they look for growth in a flat investment landscape. Speaking to I&T News last week – as part of the cover story for the upcoming edition of stablemate […]
Investment Strategy

Insourcing an opportunity, says Neuberger Berman

Insourcing of investment teams by Australian superannuation funds is an “opportunity, not a closed door” for US fund manager Neuberger Berman. George H Walker, the chairman and chief executive officer of New York-based Neuberger Berman, is in Australia this week to meet with clients and told I&T News his firm was working with several Australian […]
Hedge Funds

Low-carbon winners and losers

How high is your portfolio’s exposure to potential stranded carbon assets? According to Generation Asset Management, stranded assets are those with a value that would change dramatically, either positively or negatively, under certain scenarios such as a reasonable price on carbon or water. The soon-to-be-introduced Clean Energy Plan will put a price on carbon emissions for […]