Consumer loans, commercial and residential real estate are among areas where banks have left a void.
Rachel AlembakisOctober 8, 2018
The global push towards central clearing of OTC derivatives and swaps brings challenges, but it has already delivered benefits.
Rachel AlembakisDecember 20, 2017
For fixed income investors wanting to incorporate ESG factors, it is not enough to mimic the approach equity managers take.
Deborah JohnsonAugust 1, 2017
A range of experts predicts new US President Trump’s economic policy could lead the country to a fiscal catastrophe by 2020.
Dan PurvesFebruary 28, 2017
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 […]
Sarah RundellSeptember 11, 2015
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 […]
Brendan SwiftApril 7, 2014
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 […]
David RowleyMay 20, 2013