Industry Funds Management

Governance

Super Salary Survey: Differences in Disclosure

What do the explanations for remuneration strategies given by funds reveal? The biggest clichés in super fund remuneration statements are that the trustees consult with independent external consultants to ensure pay is in line with industry standards and that incentive pay for CEOs and CIOs is based on key performance indicators (KPIs). Usually this is […]
Policy and Regulation

Real and shadow treasurers think the same

The Liberal and Labor parties have both resisted pressure to pass on Australian infrastructure projects direct to superannuation funds. At a Financial Services Council meeting in Sydney last Friday, Treasurer Chris Bowen was asked by a superannuation representative if he would facilitate such investment. He was emphatic in his response: “I have never supported mandating […]
Hedge Funds

Ridout: not enough infrastructure projects

It’s a shortage of projects, not capital, that’s impairing Australian infrastructure, according to AustralianSuper chair Heather Ridout. Speaking at the Australian Centre for Financial Studies’ Funding Australia’s Future Forum, she said industry superannuation funds are best placed to invest in Australia’s infrastructure. “Industry funds are ideal vehicles because we have a relatively more passive investor […]
Investment Strategy

IFM ramping up GDP-linked infrastructure

Infrastructure investor Industry Funds Management believes that 2013 could be a good year to invest in GDP-linked assets after significant investment in regulated assets in recent years. Kyle Mangini, IFM’s Melbourne-based head of infrastructure, says that valuations for GDP-linked assets, such as airports, seaports and toll roads are at an attractive point in the cycle, […]
Investment Strategy

IFM lands a stake in Manchester Airport Group

Airports are firmly on the agenda for institutional investors, with Industry Funds Management moving into UK assets and a battle brewing in Australia over Melbourne and Perth Airports. IFM this week announced it would take a 35.5-per-cent stake in Manchester Airports Group (MAG), which has just succeeded in acquiring London Stansted Airport for £1.5 billion. […]
Investment Strategy

IFM lands a stake in Manchester Airport Group

Airports are firmly on the agenda for institutional investors, with Industry Funds Management moving into UK assets and a battle brewing in Australia over Melbourne and Perth Airports. IFM this week announced it would take a 35.5-per-cent stake in Manchester Airports Group (MAG), which has just succeeded in acquiring London Stansted Airport for £1.5 billion. […]
Investment Strategy

Evolution at Vanguard, Plum and IFM

Vanguard has announced that Greg Davis, principal and head of bond indexing in Vanguard’s fixed income group, will assume the chief investment officer role for the Asia Pacific region in 2013. Davis, who has been with Vanguard for 13 years, currently has responsibility for managing in excess of US$240 billion in bond index portfolios. He […]
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