For those tasked with increasing their fund members' life savings, property has largely been a solid bet in recent years. The question investment chiefs and asset allocation experts now is whether real estate's dream can come true.
Larissa HamMarch 7, 2017
Modelling suggests a long-term allocation to foreign exchange call options can complement currency forward contracts during volatility. Michael Sommers explains.
Michael SommersFebruary 10, 2017
Investment Magazine asked leading figures for their thoughts on how digitisation of information for members, providers and super funds will change the business of running superannuation funds in 2016. Damian Moloney, chief executive, Frontier Advisors spoke of the trend to what he calls “retailisation”, where members have a better digital interface with their fund and […]
David RowleyDecember 22, 2015
When Fiona Trafford-Walker, director of consulting at Frontier Advisors, told the AIST ASI conference in September that after years of talking about the possibility of lower fund management fees, funds were starting to make major breakthroughs, there was little fund manager feedback on the speech. Here Franklin Templeton, Schroders, and Vanguard all give their feedback. […]
David RowleyNovember 26, 2015
Systematic trading that encouraged high volatility over the past week has benefited stock pickers, according to John Pearce, chief investment officer of UniSuper. The Dow Jones Industrial Average index fell by 3.56 per cent on August 24, one of its largest ever one day falls creating stock picking opportunities for funds. Pearce said the falls […]
David RowleyAugust 31, 2015
Cbus cut the investment costs on its $31 billion fund from 77 to 63 bps in the past financial year. Scale benefits from renegotiating fee structures, manager consolidations, savings identified through working with new custodian JP Morgan and the diminishing size of a private equity fund of funds portfolio have all led to the cuts. […]
David RowleyAugust 13, 2015