Martin Goss

Governance

Boards urged to focus on strategy, not implementation

A greater focus on strategy and asset allocation rather than smaller matters is a simple step for boards and investment committees to improve fund performance, delegates at the Conexus Financial Chair Forum heard last week. Discussing the relationship between good governance and investment performance, chair of the investment committee at Equip Super, Andrew Pickering, said […]
Hedge Funds

Top alternatives managers ranked by AUM

Twenty Australian fund managers feature in Towers Watson’s listing of the top 100 alternative investment managers. In a list dominated by real estate and hedge fund managers, Towers Watson places Macquarie Group as the largest alternatives and the largest infrastructure manager in the world with US$96 billion under management (all figures are US dollar), followed […]
Hedge Funds

Where standard risk
approaches fail

Towers Watson is recommending better, broader ways of measuring and monitoring risk, and uses the concept of the “irreversibility of time” to illustrate where standard approaches to risk and return can fall down. Martin Goss, senior investment consultant with Towers Watson and a member of the Thinking Ahead Group, said that investment is “about an […]
Investment Strategy

Top Australian managers named

Australian infrastructure and real estate managers are strongly competing for global capital to manage, featuring prominently in a list of top managers ranked as part of Towers Watson’s Global Alternatives Survey 2012. The survey ranks the top 100 asset managers by assets under management, with Macquarie Group’s infrastructure arm being knocked from its number-one spot […]