externalities

Hedge Funds

Media Super pushes holistic investment thinking

A framework for top-level decision-making on investment impacts, with particular regard to environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment, is in development by Media Super chief investment officer, Jon Glass. “It’s a way to help trustees think through ESG issues, and to evaluate whether they should make decisions that will then have an impact on the […]
Hedge Funds

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 […]
Hedge Funds

We’re all stakeholders, says Hermes CEO

It’s not common to sit in an industry seminar and hear a chief executive utter the words, “Firstly, let me appeal to your hearts”, yet this was the central currency to Hermes CEO Saker Nusseibeh’s keynote at last week’s environmental, social and governance-themed ACSI conference. Addressing a diverse industry crowd, with several major fund CEOs […]