demographics

Administration

Super cost pressure building

Not-for-profit superannuation funds will struggle to deliver low-cost products to market, despite the government’s intentions with reform, according to Nathan McPhee, chief executive of SuperRatings. “The fee position that industry and not-for-profit funds have held for so long is effectively gone. There’s an enormous cost pressure that’s building in this industry,” he said at AIST’s […]
Investment Strategy

2013: another 3D feature

A year ago, in early 2012, the global economy was healing gradually. Growth rates in the developed world and some emerging markets were well below the long-term averages, if not actually negative. Investor confidence was fragile, with sentiment overshadowed by concerns over the banking system and public finance in the euro area. So, what has […]
Investment Strategy

Get used to lower growth: Credit Suisse

Credit Suisse is telling its private clients to get back into equities, but says they must be prepared for lower than historical returns over the next 10 or so years. David McDonald, the head of strategy and research in Australia for Credit Suisse private banking, told a media briefing that the bank was forecasting “3.5 […]
Hedge Funds

Hostplus focuses on emerging markets as growth engines

Asia, demographics and growth engines have led to a greater emerging market exposure for Hostplus, says chief investment officer Sam Sicilia. The superannuation fund recently invested $140 million as part of a diversification strategy that encompasses global emerging markets. “We also had a focus on where the growth engines in the world would be, and […]