Basel III

CIO profiles

Capital provider: a profile of David Hartley

David Hartley, chief investment officer of Sunsuper, talks about the exclusive unlisted asset deals his fund is entering into, as banks curb the amount they are lending. There is a view that a mid-sized fund has optimal economies of scale and stealth in manoeuvre and the ability of anything larger to outperform is dulled. But […]
Investment Strategy

Super funds to act as Australian lenders

Super funds could join the big four banks as a major lender to Australian companies over the next few years. The impact of Basel II reforms, which require banks to hold greater amounts of capital for their riskier loans, has encouraged banks to seek partners for certain loans which have come up for re-financing since […]

Investors divided by volatility

The critical political, social and economic circumstances in Europe are top of mind for many investors. Last month Conexus Financial, publisher of Investment Magazine, hosted a group of Australia’s leading investors to discuss the opportunities in European distressed debt. Investors were joined by guest Sir David Cooksey, former board member of the Bank of England, […]
Investment Strategy

Super funds seek J. P. Morgan advice

When Robert Bedwell was talking to J. P. Morgan Chase about a new job that would help manage relationships with the bank’s biggest asset management customers, he was concerned that he would not get the cooperation of the 1,400 people in Australia and New Zealand working for the company. Bedwell fears have not been realised. […]