Hedge Funds

Three ways to better manage non-financial risk

The recent financial crisis shed light on a number of new sources of risk. On the one hand there was the extreme correlation between the real estate mortgage and equity markets, and on the other hand the extreme price sensitivity of all assets to the counterparty and liquidity risks of the financial system with respect […]
Investment Strategy

“Risk parity” the new black

Wai Lee, chief investment officer and director of research at New York-based Neuberger Berman Risk management in portfolio construction begins with “knowing your universe” and understanding your investment goals, according to an award winning fund manager. Wai Lee, chief investment officer and director of research at New York-based Neuberger Berman, was named winner of the […]
Investment Strategy

QIC’s Troy Rieck wants to make your assets sweat

QIC Ltd. wants eight new risk management customers on top of the seven funds it currently helps, says Troy Rieck, a managing director at the Brisbane-based firm. “We manage risk to increase returns,” says Rieck, visiting potential clients in Sydney. Rieck’s team has 14 people and was formed in 2007 after prodding by QIC’s University […]
Investment Strategy

… as fund gets financial health check

In a first for the superannuation industry, Mercer has produced a financial condition report – required by legislation in the insurance industry – for NGS Super assessing the operational risks within the fund, and now plans to roll out the service to other large superannuation funds.

The Great Currency Debate

Troy Rieck hates the word ‘unprecedented’. The managing director, Capital Markets, for Queensland Investment Corporation says that crises come along all the time. And, for the most part, Australia is, indeed, the lucky country. But what makes the crisis of the past 18 months different is not so much its severity – because it is […]