global equities

CIO profiles

Profile: Oscar Fabian, CIO, VicSuper

VicSuper is about to launch a scientific, analysis-driven approach to enhance its dynamic asset allocation. The project, which has been one year in the making, is pooling sources of information on its investment holdings into a data warehouse. It will use this superior information on the risks and opportunities it faces, to help better inform […]
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Home based global equity teams on the rise

The number of global equity teams trading from Australia has risen to nine, in part driven by the growing pool of assets in superannuation. The most recent addition are two funds from Antipodes Partners run by Jacob Mitchell, former deputy chief investment officer of Platinum Asset Management and a portfolio manager of the Platinum International […]
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Perpetual stock-picks global equities in outlier markets

As global growth continues to be stagnant Perpetual Investments is looking to outlier markets for stock picking opportunities.  The global equities investment team believes markets others are avoiding could give long-term capital growth and income, as they seek to increase their investment universe and portfolio flexibility. “There is increasing demand for global equities as domestic […]
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Tasplan-Quadrant to lay down law to global equity managers

A combined $4 billion Tasplan and Quadrant Super is to reassess all global equity managers on their willingness to screen out tobacco stocks. The two funds are in the closing stages of a due diligence process to begin a merger. Due to their relatively small scale, both invest in pooled funds which makes it harder […]
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Economic growth no proxy for equity performance

Two emerging markets specialists have explained why developed market equities are outperforming countries such as China. Anne Richards, global chief investment officer at Aberdeen Asset Management, said economic growth was not a proxy for equity market performance, with the MSCI Emerging Markets Index severely underperforming the MSCI World Index in the last 12 months despite […]