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Unintentional

Consultants’ Revival

Dynamic asset allocation, enhanced asset allocation, strategic overlay, stractical investing: call it what you like, there’s a new kid on the block and it’s occupying the minds of super funds, asset consultants and funds managers alike. With super funds beginning to value downside protection more than incremental return, asset consultants and multi-managers have seized the […]
Unintentional

Consultants' Revival

Dynamic asset allocation, enhanced asset allocation, strategic overlay, stractical investing: call it what you like, there’s a new kid on the block and it’s occupying the minds of super funds, asset consultants and funds managers alike. With super funds beginning to value downside protection more than incremental return, asset consultants and multi-managers have seized the […]
Unintentional

Consultants’ Revival

Dynamic asset allocation, enhanced asset allocation, strategic overlay, stractical investing: call it what you like, there’s a new kid on the block and it’s occupying the minds of super funds, asset consultants and funds managers alike. With super funds beginning to value downside protection more than incremental return, asset consultants and multi-managers have seized the […]
Administration

While China may save us… Funds have work to do to adapt to post-crisis investing

The Australian Super and Investment Conference, on the Gold Coast September 16-18, looked at options facing the investment committees of super funds post-crisis. A record attendance of trustees, fund executives, managers and consultants seemed to agree on at least one thing – the world has changed inexorably. GREG BRIGHT reports. The big picture medium-to-longterm direction […]
Administration

While China may save us… Funds have work to do to adapt to post-crisis investing

The Australian Super and Investment Conference, on the Gold Coast September 16-18, looked at options facing the investment committees of super funds post-crisis. A record attendance of trustees, fund executives, managers and consultants seemed to agree on at least one thing – the world has changed inexorably. GREG BRIGHT reports. The big picture medium-to-longterm direction […]
Hedge Funds

Linked in: the perks and pitfalls of running ILBs

Inflation is coming, and with commodity prices and property valuations in decline, some investors are allocating to inflation-linked bonds, which are built to outperform once economic growth is hit and real yields fall. But ‘linkers’ carry illiquidity and volatility risks that can undermine their appeal. How should superannuation funds approach these assets? SIMON MUMME reports. […]
Hedge Funds

Linked in: the perks and pitfalls of running ILBs

Inflation is coming, and with commodity prices and property valuations in decline, some investors are allocating to inflation-linked bonds, which are built to outperform once economic growth is hit and real yields fall. But ‘linkers’ carry illiquidity and volatility risks that can undermine their appeal. How should superannuation funds approach these assets? SIMON MUMME reports.
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