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Investment Strategy

ASIC targets risk disclosure in super investment options

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) is investigating superannuation risk disclosure and the labelling of investment options as part of a research project that will shortly go out for industry consultation. Stephen Rowe, senior manager, superannuation stakeholder team at ASIC said the commission was concerned about the consistency of risk disclosure and had developed […]
Investment Strategy

ASIC targets risk disclosure in super investment options

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) is investigating superannuation risk disclosure and the labelling of investment options as part of a research project that will shortly go out for industry consultation. Stephen Rowe, senior manager, superannuation stakeholder team at ASIC said the commission was concerned about the consistency of risk disclosure and had developed […]
Investment Strategy

Corporates forced to prop up ailing DB plans

More corporates could be forced to plough money into their defined benefit pension plans after a survey of Australian listed companies revealed a modest funding shortfall of less than $2 billion six months ago is now an estimated $25 billion black hole due to falling interest rates and asset values.
Hedge Funds

Tail wags the dog – modelling tail risk in alternatives

  When it comes to modelling the potential risks and returns of alternatives, trustees continue to rely on mean-variance approaches (such as expected average returns and annual return volatility), but acknowledge it is not the best solution as correlations are non-stationary (that is, can vary over time), and illiquidity and leverage create tail risk. In […]
Opinion

Some good news amidst the gloom

The worst global economic crisis since the Great Depression; super fund returns to slump to record lows, a rapidly deflating Australian dollar and dipping into the budget surplus – all bad news …….so it was a welcome relief to hear some good news amidst all the financial doom and gloom with the release of the […]
Opinion

Some good news amidst the gloom

The worst global economic crisis since the Great Depression; super fund returns to slump to record lows, a rapidly deflating Australian dollar and dipping into the budget surplus – all bad news …….so it was a welcome relief to hear some good news amidst all the financial doom and gloom with the release of the […]
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