riskmetrics

Hedge Funds

Qantas Super tracks market threats with RiskMetrics

Qantas Superannuation Plan has begun using a RiskMetrics system to gauge how its $6 billion in assets can withstand various investment risks. The fund, which manages the retirement savings of more than 33,000 Qantas Group employees, started using the RiskMetrics product, called RiskManager, in late June to better track how changes in investment markets affect […]
Administration

Super proxy votes gone astray

Outdated proxy voting systems mean that shareholder votes cast by superannuation funds on matters including executive pay and corporate strategy are at risk of being lost, say corporate-governance experts. Without system reform, proxy-voting errors from superannuation funds representing more than $1.3 trillion in working Australians’ capital are inevitable, says Dean Paatsch, director of Melbourne-based governance […]
Investment Strategy

Funds alerted to need for, and rewards from, DIY engagement

Superannuation trustees should try harder to prevent members’ money being pumped into the inflated salaries of executives and directors of underperforming companies, Dean Paatsch, the director of RiskMetrics in Australia, told Superratings’ 2009 Day of Confrontation last month. Presenting his personal views, not those of RiskMetrics, Paatsch said that despite a few notable exceptions, the […]
Investment Strategy

Funds alerted to need for, and rewards from, DIY engagement

Superannuation trustees should try harder to prevent members’ money being pumped into the inflated salaries of executives and directors of underperforming companies, Dean Paatsch, the director of RiskMetrics in Australia, told Superratings’ 2009 Day of Confrontation last month. Presenting his personal views, not those of RiskMetrics, Paatsch said that despite a few notable exceptions, the […]