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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) […]
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

Delegates swayed by equity manager

A leading equity manager persuaded delegates of the virtue of relatively high equity holdings in superannuation portfolios. At the start of this session, Justin Wood of Vinva Investment Management asked delegates to consider if members’ investments outside of super should be considered when setting a default investment strategy. The initial feedback from the audience was […]
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 […]
Investment Strategy

Tyndall’s Mike Davis goes back to the future

Mike Davis had been at Tyndall Investment Management less than two months yet has already got his former employees to work with him at the $22.5 billion asset manager. Davis and Tim Martin started Causeway Asset Management in 2003 to invest in private debt. Now Martin and five others will join their old colleague June […]
Investment Strategy

Craig Hobart resigns from Tyndall

Craig Hobart will resign from Tyndall Investment Management on April 1 and will be replaced as managing director of the $22 billion asset manager by Mike Davis. Hobart is leaving Tyndall after two years in which he oversaw the sale of the asset-management business to Nikko Asset Management and its integration into the Tokyo-based company. […]
Investment Strategy

Future bright for fixed-income professionals

Stuart Dear is at a famed Sydney restaurant trying not to appear too happy. The Aberdeen Asset Management portfolio manager is part of team that manages $14.5 billion in Australian bonds and is ranked number one by Morningstar. Aberdeen’s current 11-person team has over 10 years delivered a 7.2-per-cent annual gross return, according to Morningstar’s […]
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