international equities

Hedge Funds

Investors should be overweight international equities

Investment portfolios should have be overweight in international equities and underweight in Australian equities on a two to three year time horizon, a panel representing leading investment experts said. Jeremy Lawson, chief economist, Standard Life Investments argued that the risk-return basis of Australian equities were not attractive when compared with other international equity markets, particularly […]
Investment Strategy

Active managers flourish in near ideal conditions

Jana Advisers has seen three quarter of its recommended active equity managers outperform against their benchmarks over the past year. Steven Carew, head of research at the firm, says the success rate of 75-80 per cent is attributable to near ideal conditions for stock pickers. “The dispersion between and within markets is quite wide so […]
Investment Strategy

“Outcome-oriented” investment solutions

An environment of low prospective investment returns and relatively high volatility demands more refined, “outcome-oriented” investment solutions, according to the global chief investment officer of Russell Investments, Pete Gunning. Institutional investors and financial planning firms, Gunning says, need to have at their disposal a far wider range of investment options – “componentry”, in Russell’s terms […]