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Hedge Funds

UniSuper defies naysayers on domestic economy

UniSuper’s overweight position on Australian equity income stocks has helped its balanced fund to become the highest performing in 2014, it achieved 10 per cent returns – the lowest performing fund achieved 5.3 per cent. John Pearce, chief investment officer of UniSuper, continues to keep faith in domestic stocks despite widespread sentiment that falls in […]
Investment Strategy

BT streamlines $26bn asset owner operations

BT’s asset owner teams are being streamlined into a single unit so as to better tailor solutions for clients. The move coincides with a shift of its MySuper portfolios into more illiquid investments. The new operation will be run by David Lees, the general manager of investments and insurance at the BT Group, while Patrick […]
Hedge Funds

UniSuper: in defiance of accepted thinking

Mention any asset class to John Pearce and he will doggedly set out the good and bad thinking around it. A common source of his ire is the sight of investors herding around a belief based on a lack of rigorous thinking. Good practice for him involves standing up to accepted thinking or at the […]
Investment Strategy

AMP goes property shopping offshore

With a scarcity of good local assets, property investors are increasingly looking at the UK and Northern Europe Australian property investors continue to be encouraged by valuations in the global market, with AMP Capital announcing its first US acquisition since the global financial crisis. The AMP Capital Global Direct Property Fund, which counts man key […]
Investment Strategy

Instos hungry for listed infrastructure

Institutional investors had shown strong interest in listed infrastructure over the last 18 months as competition for unlisted infrastructure has hotted up, according to Peter Meany from Colonial First State Global Asset Management (CFSGAM). Meany is CFSGAM’s head of global listed infrastructure, and told a media briefing this week that his flagship fund had seen […]
Investment Strategy

Perennial Real Estate wants more

David Kivell has been managing director at Perennial Real Estate Investments for less than two months. But he has grand visions. Kivell, who oversees an investment team of 11 people that manages $1.4 billion in publicly traded or soon to be traded property stocks, wants to bolster funds under management to as much as $6 […]
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