emerging market debt

CIO profiles

The long haul at Commonwealth Bank Group Super

A limited range of asset classes held for the long term with little change in managers has generated 10-year average returns of between 7 and 9 per cent per annum for Commonwealth Bank Group Super’s investment options. Its returns and fees have won a steady trickle of awards, but the fund has not sought the […]
Investment Strategy

“Outcome-oriented” investment solutions

An environment of low prospective investment returns and relatively high volatility demands more refined, “outcome-oriented” investment solutions, according to the global chief investment officer of Russell Investments, Pete Gunning. Institutional investors and financial planning firms, Gunning says, need to have at their disposal a far wider range of investment options – “componentry”, in Russell’s terms […]
Investment Strategy

Coming soon: emerging-market local-currency debt

Emerging-market debt is one of the 2013’s key themes, but one of the most promising components of the asset class – local-currency corporate debt – has yet to appear on the radar screens of many investors. That is the view from global fund manager PineBridge Investments, two managers who were in Australia in February for […]
Investment Strategy

AXA chief cautions against growth strategies

Craig Hurt, chief executive of AXA Investment Managers in Australia, says he is concerned at some of the growth strategies the large Australian superannuation funds are using as they look for growth in a flat investment landscape. Speaking to I&T News last week – as part of the cover story for the upcoming edition of stablemate […]
Investment Strategy

VicSuper hires two new bond investors

VicSuper, the $9 billion not-for-profit Victorian public sector fund, has chosen two US funds to manage $220 million of investments in government, corporate and securitized bonds, bank loans and emerging market debt. Los Angeles-based asset manager Payden & Rygel was awarded a $110 million mandate by Melbourne-based VicSuper. The Melbourne-based fund also gave $110 million […]