Hedge Funds

PIMCO adopts ESG investments as intrinsic to its strategy

The sixth largest asset manager in the world has said ESG investments have become intrinsic to its strategy. Douglas Hodge, chief executive of the $1.59 trillion global investment management firm PIMCO, argued it was in their own interest to analyse ESG risks in todays changed world, in his opening address to delegates at the PRI […]
CIO profiles

Profile: Anne Whittaker, CIO

Anne Whittaker joined the Australian Catholic Superannuation and Retirement Fund (CSRF) as chief investment officer in the momentous month of October 2008, just as the global financial crisis (GFC) was hitting full swing. “Everything went down and you couldn’t hide anywhere,” she recalls. The GFC ended up producing two years of negative returns for CSRF […]
CIO profiles

The long haul at Commonwealth Bank Group Super

A limited range of asset classes held for the long term with little change in managers has generated 10-year average returns of between 7 and 9 per cent per annum for Commonwealth Bank Group Super’s investment options. Its returns and fees have won a steady trickle of awards, but the fund has not sought the […]