Fixed Income

The new defensive: Is there life after bonds?

Investors are facing some deeper thinking about defensive asset classes, portfolio diversification and income generation in light of the diminished attributes bonds now hold in light of unique circumstances financial markets are throwing up. Experts discuss the evolving environment and consider relevant defensive strategies.
Hedge Funds

“Online shopping” at Catholic Super

The $5-billion Catholic Super Fund has signed a deal with retail research house, Lonsec, to become the latest industry fund to offer a direct investment option to its 70,000 members. Catholic Super’s new platform, which is built on technology by OneTrust, will be available to members next year and will cost $25 per month plus […]
Hedge Funds

Post-retirement solutions
“thin on the ground”

Post-retirement represents the biggest challenge to Australia’s superannuation industry and yet the sector was failing to address the growing issues either through advice or through product design. These are the views of the author of a white paper, entitled Boomer, Herding, Denial and Zeitgeist, published last week by research house Lonsec and actuaries Milliman. The […]
Investment Strategy

Hyperion high on Lonsec recommendation

Research house Lonsec has retained its “highly recommended” rating on the Hyperion Australian Growth Companies Fund for the third consecutive year. In its report, Lonsec notes that the fund returned an excess return of 1.92 per cent and 2.9 per cent over the five- and seven-year periods to June 2012, outperforming the Lonsec peer average […]