expertise

Hedge Funds

Andrew Fairley Q&A

Andrew Fairley, chair at Equipsuper and lawyer at DLA Piper, was one of the first in the legal profession to carve out a superannuation practice specialty after he identified a gap in advice to super funds. How did you move into the superannuation space as a lawyer? I got into superannuation in 1978 because I saw it as […]
CMSF

Is governance keeping up with financial innovation?

AustralianSuper’s aspiration to move 30 per cent of its assets inhouse has prompted a review of its governance environment to ensure it can accommodate those internal investments. The fund attributes about 86 per cent of its risk to portfolio strategy, investment operations, strategy and asset allocation, according to head of investment operations, Peter Curtis, and […]
Unintentional

QANTAS Super: the $6-billion fund

It’s not “rocket science,” says Anne Ward, but QANTAS Super has a set of six guiding principles that it believes is guiding good governance and improving fund performance. The QANTAS Super mission statement, said Ward, is to be a “fund of choice” for QANTAS employees and their families, and while, as corporate fund, it may […]
Administration

De-regulation: the unlikely saviour of governance

De-regulation, not regulation, and less of a focus on independence within boards could be the answer to governance concerns that have arisen from the financial crisis, a Professor of finance from The University of Queensland argues in a new book published by SimCorp Strategy Lab. Renee Adams, Professor of finance at UQ Business School in […]
Administration

De-regulation: the unlikely saviour of governance

De-regulation, not regulation, and less of a focus on independence within boards could be the answer to governance concerns that have arisen from the financial crisis, a Professor of finance from The University of Queensland argues in a new book published by SimCorp Strategy Lab. Renee Adams, Professor of finance at UQ Business School in […]
Hedge Funds

Global consultants adapt to specialisation trend

The investment horizon for super funds has expanded far beyond the traditional asset classes of stocks and bonds. The proliferation of complex alternatives such as hedge funds and private equity is driving a trend towards specialisation in the investment consulting industry as consultants look to allocate research resources more effectively. KRISTEN PAECH reports.
Hedge Funds

Global consultants adapt to specialisation trend

The investment horizon for super funds has expanded far beyond the traditional asset classes of stocks and bonds. The proliferation of complex alternatives such as hedge funds and private equity is driving a trend towards specialisation in the investment consulting industry as consultants look to allocate research resources more effectively. KRISTEN PAECH reports.
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