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Opinion

Time for action on governance but who should be the catalyst?

When Barack Obama was awarded this year’s Nobel Peace Prize it tended to overshadow all other prizes, including the one for economics. The Nobel prize for economics went to two US academics, Elinor Ostrom of Indiana University and Oliver Williamson of University of California Berkeley, for years of work into the efficiency of institutions, such […]
Unintentional

Funds pressured to reverse shareholder inactivism

A rallying cry at superannuation conferences is for sharper shareholder engagement with investee companies, aimed at unlocking more value for members. But strangely, the investment managers dedicated to this pursuit – activists – are largely absent from the domestic market. This is despite the wealth of underperforming target companies, and the good track record established […]
Unintentional

Funds pressured to reverse shareholder inactivism

A rallying cry at superannuation conferences is for sharper shareholder engagement with investee companies, aimed at unlocking more value for members. But strangely, the investment managers dedicated to this pursuit – activists – are largely absent from the domestic market. This is despite the wealth of underperforming target companies, and the good track record established […]
Investment Strategy

AGEST mulls merger offer as CEO gets FEAL honours

Invited to join the merger between the Australian Reward Investment Alliance (ARIA) and Military Super, the $3.3 billion AGEST Super will accept or reject the offer only after the form and operational details of the new entity become clear. The $17.4 billion ARIA and $2.9 billion Military Super are scheduled to operate under one trustee […]
Investment Strategy

AGEST mulls merger offer as CEO gets FEAL honours

Invited to join the merger between the Australian Reward Investment Alliance (ARIA) and Military Super, the $3.3 billion AGEST Super will accept or reject the offer only after the form and operational details of the new entity become clear. The $17.4 billion ARIA and $2.9 billion Military Super are scheduled to operate under one trustee […]
Investment Strategy

HOSTPLUS to incubate in emerging, frontier markets

The $7 billion HOSTPLUS aims to expand its incubation program to include emerging global equities managers and is eyeing opportunities for co-investments with other institutional funds in the unlisted sectors of frontier markets. Sam Sicilia, chief investment officer with the industry fund, said he was working with asset consultant JANA Investment Advisers on developing a […]
Investment Strategy

HOSTPLUS to incubate in emerging, frontier markets

The $7 billion HOSTPLUS aims to expand its incubation program to include emerging global equities managers and is eyeing opportunities for co-investments with other institutional funds in the unlisted sectors of frontier markets. Sam Sicilia, chief investment officer with the industry fund, said he was working with asset consultant JANA Investment Advisers on developing a […]
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