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Hedge Funds

Risk of crowded trades calculated by new research

Crowding is the single biggest mispriced risk for investors over a one-to-two year time horizon, according to Sasho Bogoevski, managing director, multi-asset solutions, AB. He told delegates of the Fiduciary Investors Symposium how his firm’s research had identified crowding around stocks common in low volatility portfolios as a particular concern and how several of AB’s […]
Unintentional

From politics to post-retirement

Former Victorian premier and federal member of parliament, John Brumby likes women. Since his appointment as independent chair of the MTAA Super Trustee Board in April 2011, he has overseen the appointment of the fund’s first female chief executive and independent directors. Former AvSuper chief executive Leeanne Turner replaced the fund’s longstanding leader, Michael Delaney, […]
Hedge Funds

UniSuper: in defiance of accepted thinking

Mention any asset class to John Pearce and he will doggedly set out the good and bad thinking around it. A common source of his ire is the sight of investors herding around a belief based on a lack of rigorous thinking. Good practice for him involves standing up to accepted thinking or at the […]
CMSF

Super fraud on the rise

Payment interception by male internal staff in non-management positions represents the biggest risk of fraud for superannuation funds, KPMG’s biennial fraud survey has revealed. The profile was created from a survey of 281 financial services organisations who had detected $372.7m worth of fraud in the last two years. Three quarters of this fraud was committed […]
CMSF

Siguler Guff boss upbeat on global opportunity

The world economy will grow this year and there will be positive GDP growth most likely next year, says George Siguler, managing director and founder partner of private equity investment firm, Siguler Guff. Speaking ahead of his appearance at the Conference of the Major Superannuation Funds (CMSF) in Brisbane this week, Siguler said there are […]
Hedge Funds

Actuaries Institute’s Melinda Howes Q&A

Chief executive officer of the Actuaries Institute, Melinda Howes, spoke to Amal Awad about how actuaries contribute to the superannuation industry. Being a woman in a powerful role with a family, how do you find a work/life balance? I didn’t think about this when I started my career, but working as an actuary is a fantastic […]
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