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Investment Strategy

Government biggest disruptor to superannuation, not technology: Jana

The biggest disruption to superannuation and its associated industries comes not from innovative technology companies, but from the government, according to JANA. Speaking at the Investment Management Consultants Association (IMCA) annual conference, John Coombe, executive director of JANA, said it doesn’t matter how it is looked at, the superannuation industry only exists because it was […]
Hedge Funds

QSuper to merge accumulation and decumulation phases

QSuper will start managing default members’ investments through, instead of to retirement within the next few years. Speaking at an IMCA seminar in Sydney, Brad Holzberger, chief investment officer of QSuper, revealed it had always been the fund’s intention to do this, but its first goal had been to launch its accumulation cohort strategy in […]
Investment Strategy

MyPension product removes behavioural bias in investments

Equip’s MyPension product was designed specifically to reduce risks – including behavioural biases – for the vast majority of its members who would never see a financial planner, delegates heard at an Investment Management Consultants Association seminar. As Australians generally have very little financial literacy it was important to design a product that could be clearly communicated […]
Hedge Funds

The case for listed infrastructure

Growing capacity to invest, cheaper valuations than equities and low interest rates were all cited as tail winds for listed infrastructure at an IMCA lunchtime seminar in Sydney on Friday. The key challenge to this rosy picture for the asset class at the seminar was a difference of opinion on how far interest rates would […]
Investment Strategy

Super wide open for fraud – Trio whistleblower

Australian superannuation has been dubbed the “biggest pool of disengaged investment in the world”, by activist investor John Hempton of Bronte Capital, speaking at the IMCA annual conference. Hempton, who was taking part in a discussion on fraud at the conference held in Sydney and Melbourne on December 3 and 4, warned this disengagement made […]
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