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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

IFSA’s mission to spare managers financial statements

Funds managers will no longer need to prepare annual financial statements for trusts, should a proposal by IFSA’s freshly-named ‘Service & Efficiencies’ sub-committee be adopted by Government. The proposal arose from a forum the Association held in April, in partnership with Conexus Financial, the publisher of Investment & Technology. The sold-out forum of more than […]
Administration

IFSA’s mission to spare managers financial statements

Funds managers will no longer need to prepare annual financial statements for trusts, should a proposal by IFSA’s freshly-named ‘Service & Efficiencies’ sub-committee be adopted by Government. The proposal arose from a forum the Association held in April, in partnership with Conexus Financial, the publisher of Investment & Technology. The sold-out forum of more than […]
Hedge Funds

Linked in: the perks and pitfalls of running ILBs

Inflation is coming, and with commodity prices and property valuations in decline, some investors are allocating to inflation-linked bonds, which are built to outperform once economic growth is hit and real yields fall. But ‘linkers’ carry illiquidity and volatility risks that can undermine their appeal. How should superannuation funds approach these assets? SIMON MUMME reports.
Hedge Funds

Linked in: the perks and pitfalls of running ILBs

Inflation is coming, and with commodity prices and property valuations in decline, some investors are allocating to inflation-linked bonds, which are built to outperform once economic growth is hit and real yields fall. But ‘linkers’ carry illiquidity and volatility risks that can undermine their appeal. How should superannuation funds approach these assets? SIMON MUMME reports. […]
Investment Strategy

John Fraser’s VFMC pledge raises UBS question

The new chair of Victorian Funds Management Corporation, John Fraser, has flagged that he will spend more time in Australia and devote an increasing number of days per month to VFMC duties as the year rolls on, raising doubts over how much longer the native Melbournian will be the chair and chief executive of UBS […]
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