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Investment Strategy

Silk praises Rubin’s contribution

Following Elana Rubin’s departure as chair of AustralianSuper, chief executive Ian Silk has commended her contribution. “We are very disappointed to lose Elana as chair,” Silk said. Rubin, who was a board director of AustralianSuper for seven years, of which she was chair for six, is currently not giving any clue as to what her […]
Investment Strategy

June 2011

In this Month’s Investment Magazine ESG unmasked: who votedin Australia’s first climate-changeresolution, and why Straight out of Baltimore Global small-caps deserveto be a big deal Custodians eye biggermandates
Investment Strategy

New thinking needed on asset allocation

The global slowdown has exposed the vulnerabilities of traditional asset allocation, according to senior managing director of State Street Global Advisors (SSgA), Shawn Johnson, while sharing the AA implications he believed would be relevant depending on the ‘shape’ of the global economic recovery. “Correlations tend to ‘1’ during a crisis, so the theoretical minimum variance, […]
Investment Strategy

New thinking needed on asset allocation

The global slowdown has exposed the vulnerabilities of traditional asset allocation, according to senior managing director of State Street Global Advisors (SSgA), Shawn Johnson, while sharing the AA implications he believed would be relevant depending on the ‘shape’ of the global economic recovery. “Correlations tend to ‘1’ during a crisis, so the theoretical minimum variance, […]
Hedge Funds

CalPERS to confront messy absolute return portfolio

Wilshire’s annual review of the US$190 billion CalPERS’ internal risk managed absolute return strategies (RMARS) has revealed a number of anomalies compared with its other global equity investments, including an over-reliance on quantitative tools and inadequate staff compensation incentives. In addition, an examination of the underlying investments in six of the hedge fund-offunds (hedge FoF) […]
Hedge Funds

CalPERS to confront messy absolute return portfolio

Wilshire’s annual review of the US$190 billion CalPERS’ internal risk managed absolute return strategies (RMARS) has revealed a number of anomalies compared with its other global equity investments, including an over-reliance on quantitative tools and inadequate staff compensation incentives. In addition, an examination of the underlying investments in six of the hedge fund-offunds (hedge FoF) […]
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