crisis

Investment Strategy

Bad communication drives super fund churn – survey

More super fund members are considering switching funds – without consulting a financial planner – as the market downturn eroded trust in fund managers, according to a new survey. Investors are mostly dissatisfied with not getting enough information about costs associated with their super and about the future direction from managers through their regular statements […]
Investment Strategy

Bad communication drives super fund churn – survey

More super fund members are considering switching funds – without consulting a financial planner – as the market downturn eroded trust in fund managers, according to a new survey. Investors are mostly dissatisfied with not getting enough information about costs associated with their super and about the future direction from managers through their regular statements […]
Industry View

They still call the default fund home

A comprehensive new survey on member investment choice switching shows that few with access to MIC were panicked by the global financial crisis. What does it take for super fund members to switch? Prior to the global financial crisis many theorised that soaring investment returns were a key reason for member complacency. Despite fears at […]
Industry View

They still call the default fund home

A comprehensive new survey on member investment choice switching shows that few with access to MIC were panicked by the global financial crisis. What does it take for super fund members to switch? Prior to the global financial crisis many theorised that soaring investment returns were a key reason for member complacency. Despite fears at […]
Administration

While China may save us… Funds have work to do to adapt to post-crisis investing

The Australian Super and Investment Conference, on the Gold Coast September 16-18, looked at options facing the investment committees of super funds post-crisis. A record attendance of trustees, fund executives, managers and consultants seemed to agree on at least one thing – the world has changed inexorably. GREG BRIGHT reports. The big picture medium-to-longterm direction […]
Administration

While China may save us… Funds have work to do to adapt to post-crisis investing

The Australian Super and Investment Conference, on the Gold Coast September 16-18, looked at options facing the investment committees of super funds post-crisis. A record attendance of trustees, fund executives, managers and consultants seemed to agree on at least one thing – the world has changed inexorably. GREG BRIGHT reports. The big picture medium-to-longterm direction […]
Administration

Smaller hedge fund industry more attractive for investors

The third annual Absolute Returns Funds conference for super funds, produced by Investment & Technology, canvassed a range of issues faced by super funds in assessing alternative investments. GREG BRIGHT and MICHAEL BAILEY report. Absolute returns strategies using alternative investments are far from dead post-crisis, it would seem, although their use in both asset allocation […]
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