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Industry View

Dear Jeremy: make profit-to-members the default

The Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees has submitted to the Cooper Review that all default superannuation funds should be managed under the not-for-profit governance model. AIST CEO, FIONA REYNOLDS, here argues why that should be the case, acknowledging a few areas where the model itself could be improved along the way.
Industry View

Dear Jeremy: make profit-to-members the default

The Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees has submitted to the Cooper Review that all default superannuation funds should be managed under the not-for-profit governance model. AIST CEO, FIONA REYNOLDS, here argues why that should be the case, acknowledging a few areas where the model itself could be improved along the way.
Investment Strategy

Credit default swaps to clear up their act

Hedge fund managers who bemoan their image problems should spare a thought for Susan Kobayashi. The director of fixed income portfolios for Mellon Capital Management (Mellon CM) was in Australia last month promoting a fund associated with not one, but three phrases made notorious by the meltdown – ‘quantitative’, ‘market neutral’ and, most challenging of […]
Investment Strategy

Credit default swaps to clear up their act

Hedge fund managers who bemoan their image problems should spare a thought for Susan Kobayashi. The director of fixed income portfolios for Mellon Capital Management (Mellon CM) was in Australia last month promoting a fund associated with not one, but three phrases made notorious by the meltdown – ‘quantitative’, ‘market neutral’ and, most challenging of […]
Hedge Funds

British uni fund takes ESG lead, but mulls hedge fund application

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Hedge Funds

British uni fund takes ESG lead, but mulls hedge fund application

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Investment Strategy

Behind the fuzziness, there’s money in UN PRI

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