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Benchmarking urged for internal teams

Funds managing assets in-house should report to their members on how these assets have performed versus properly constructed market based benchmarks, according to an advisor at PwC. David St. John, urged an audience of 37 institutional investors to raise their standards of reporting voluntarily, but said that if this did not happen then regulatory intervention […]
Hedge Funds

New proposal for defining a defensive asset

Defensive assets should be determined on an individual asset basis, rather than on an asset class level, delegates heard at the Conexus Financial Fiduciary Investors Symposium. Paul Caskey, chief investment officer of the South Australian work injury insurance scheme ReturnToWorkSA, presented a new formula for helping to determine which funds could be included in the […]
Investment Strategy

PWC sees tech as a threat to super

PwC “certainly” sees digital disruption as a threat to superannuation in a new age of digital business. Speaking on a panel at FEAL’s annual conference in Melbourne Chuck Lyman, partner at PWC, outlined how easy it has become to start a fintech, with the cost over the past five years dropping from $5 million to […]
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