debate

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The independents debate

Will super funds be better off with more independent trustees? The government thinks so. David Rowley asked the industry their thoughts. Sub-optimal superannuation funds pose a threat to national finances. This is a key starting point for those that urge change to fund boards. The belief runs that with national debt spiralling, the government cannot […]
FEAL Annual Conference

Jack Gray: responsible investment debate censored

Responsible investment is dominated by political correctness and is being pushed through by super funds with too little debate, according to Jack Gray, adjunct professor of finance at the Paul Woolley Centre for Capital Markets Dysfunctionality at the University of Technology Sydney. Talking to the annual Fund Executive Association Limited National Conference in Melbourne, Gray […]
Opinion

Funds keep cool in super tax heat

Teenagers are more likely to suffer from depression if they see their parents arguing often. In a Cambridge University research paper published late last year, it was claimed that those who witness frequent arguments and possess a gene making them more sensitive are significantly more likely to become depressed. The findings are important but hardly […]
Opinion

Dispelling the myth – active managers can add value

The active versus passive management debate has again come into focus following the recent release of various research reports on the topic. The results both across and within asset classes were mixed, suggesting that the ‘active/passive debate’ ultimately comes down to manager selection and personal preference, according to BRETT HIMBURY, the managing director of Tyndall […]
Opinion

Dispelling the myth – active managers can add value

The active versus passive management debate has again come into focus following the recent release of various research reports on the topic. The results both across and within asset classes were mixed, suggesting that the ‘active/passive debate’ ultimately comes down to manager selection and personal preference, according to BRETT HIMBURY, the managing director of Tyndall […]
Roundtables

Out of the box: the future of quantitative funds management

In 1978, so the story goes, the world’s first investment product reflecting a quantitative model was launched in the US by the former Wells Fargo investment division. It was a simple strategy which tilted the portfolio towards stocks that paid higher dividends. Since then quantitative investment strategies have come a long way, with both the […]
Roundtables

Out of the box: the future of quantitative funds management

In 1978, so the story goes, the world’s first investment product reflecting a quantitative model was launched in the US by the former Wells Fargo investment division. It was a simple strategy which tilted the portfolio towards stocks that paid higher dividends. Since then quantitative investment strategies have come a long way, with both the […]
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