Hedge Funds

Political uncertainty shakes infrastructure asset sales

An uncertain political climate effecting the surety of supply combined with increasing demand for infrastructure assets continues to put pressure on demand/supply dynamics, two leading Australian infrastructure investors agree. AustralianSuper and HOSTPLUS, who will be speaking at the Private Asset Conference in March, confirmed that low interest rates and a move away from equities has […]

Profile: LGsuper’s alternatives portfolio

Since 2005/06 the $8.6 billion LGsuper fund has moved away from peer benchmarks to a low volatility, low equity asset allocation – its board has sought greater diversification within the fund. Guy Rundle, investment manager, LGsuper, talks to Investment Magazine about why the fund has faith in alternatives. The Queensland local government employee fund LGsuper […]

Profile: Bob Henricks, chair of Energy Super

Pragmatic, smart on costs and aware of his time coming to an end, Bob Henricks, the long serving chair of Energy Super talks to Investment Magazine. Australian superannuation funds have a reputation as some of the world’s toughest fee negotiators which must make Bob Henricks one of steeliest negotiators anywhere. He objects to the imposition […]

Industry fund helps members choose SMSFs

Energy Super is offering to give self-managed super fund advice to members it sees at most risk of leaving to manage their own investments. Ben Moles, manager of member and employer services at the fund, told delegates of the Post Retirement conference in Sydney, if the fund was involved in the process of members leaving […]
Investment Strategy

Budget to unleash infrastructure sell-off

The Federal budget in May is to prioritise measures that will help states sell off brownfield infrastructure assets, the assistant treasurer Arthur Sinodinos has promised. Speaking at a Value Alliance gathering in Sydney, Sinodinos said state governments would be offered incentives to use money gained from asset sales for building new assets – spending that […]
Investment Strategy

Sunsuper: “time to renew”

The next chief executive of Sunsuper will have to handle the fund’s expected rapid growth, according to chair, Graham Heilbronn, who says projections show the fund growing from $24 billion to $40 billion in the next five years. The fund will be searching internally as well as externally for a new chief executive, with Heilbronn […]