Peer group risk: The industry’s worst kept secret

Some funds are open and acknowledge their peer group focus, espousing that industry awards and new members are won through a competitive process and performance relative to peers needs to be actively managed. For other super funds, peer group risk management is undertaken behind closed doors, David Bell writes.
CIO profiles

What would Keynes do?

What would Keynes’ do? Delegates at a London investment think-tank discussed this question with Cambridge University’s David Chambers. Keynes started managing the Kings College, Cambridge endowment after World War I and analysis of his investing style reveals some interesting annotations for investors today. John Maynard Keynes was not just an economist – he was a […]
Hedge Funds

Is the next financial crisis due in 2016/17?

Financial crises occur every nine years on average and each time they occur they reset finance theory – fiduciaries should beware. This is the central theme of a book Crisis and Complexity written by Ross Barry, the head of research at First State Super, which explores a dozen economic and financial catastrophes since the Mississippi […]