Ian Lundy

Hedge Funds

Property at an all-time high, but not much to buy

The spread between the yield on bond and core domestic property is at an all-time high, says AMP Capital, but investors are finding it hard to allocate amidst a greater number of international buyers and concerns at office overcapacity. The recent drop in the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) cash rate to 2.25 per cent […]
Roundtables

One step at a time to LDI

Large superannuation funds are having a conversation about how they can move to offer their members a greater form of liability driven investment (LDI). Broadly LDI is an investment target that is stated and then aimed for, a target sum or a target range of money that will offer members a decent or acceptable income […]
Roundtables

For how long will Japanese equities boom?

After two decades of disappointment Japanese equities posted an incredible 57 per cent return in 2013. Leading institutional investors met in Melbourne to discuss if there is more growth to come. Investing in Japanese equities comes with the baggage of around 20 years of underperformance relative to other developed nations. The causes have been a) […]