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Brandweiner: value universal ownership

As the Australian superannuation industry and its large players grow, the industry should be rethinking its role in the system from a longer term perspective, said Richard Brandweiner, newly appointed director of investment services at First State Super. Speaking at last week’s ACSI conference in Melbourne in a session on ESG-themed investing, he said his opinion […]
Investment Strategy

Segmenting member investments

QSuper has begun segmenting member investments according to age and account balances, in what it is heralding as the end of an era of one-size-fits-all default funds. Rosemary Vilgan, chief executive of QSuper, believes this approach matches best practice globally, meets new higher duty of care standards for MySuper and is being closely looked at […]
Hedge Funds

Three ways to better manage non-financial risk

The recent financial crisis shed light on a number of new sources of risk. On the one hand there was the extreme correlation between the real estate mortgage and equity markets, and on the other hand the extreme price sensitivity of all assets to the counterparty and liquidity risks of the financial system with respect […]