Investment Strategy

NGS Super members join direct investment option club

NGS Super has cut the cost of launching a direct investment option for members by using a white-labelled platform from Mercer. Anthony Rodwell-Ball, chief executive of NGS Super, said developing such a platform was prohibitive, but the whitelabelled product from Mercer was half the cost of a tailored platform. Mercer already provides administration and member […]
Hedge Funds

“Online shopping” at Catholic Super

The $5-billion Catholic Super Fund has signed a deal with retail research house, Lonsec, to become the latest industry fund to offer a direct investment option to its 70,000 members. Catholic Super’s new platform, which is built on technology by OneTrust, will be available to members next year and will cost $25 per month plus […]
Investment Strategy

Editor’s Pick #5

Post Office Near Default? Losses Mount to $5.1B Detained Egyptian blogger Abd El-Fattah writes from prison At Penn State, “the national media & the campus have been engaged in two essentially separate conversations” The GOP’s game of whack-a-frontrunner continues. Crimes Against Humanity in Homs, Syria. Video:
Hedge Funds

Residential housing: the $4 trillion super funds haven’t touched

Last month, the Federal Minister for Housing, Tanya Plibersek, stood up in the Sydney boardroom of JPMorgan and attempted to do something which has been tried, unsuccessfully, many times before. She was appealing to institutional investors to consider residential property. Specifically, Plibersek was asking them to get behind the National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS), which […]