Rob Hogg

Hedge Funds

Funds gain from high volatility

Systematic trading that encouraged high volatility over the past week has benefited stock pickers, according to John Pearce, chief investment officer of UniSuper. The Dow Jones Industrial Average index fell by 3.56 per cent on August 24, one of its largest ever one day falls creating stock picking opportunities for funds. Pearce said the falls […]
Investment Strategy

Jana cautious but Mercer positive on investment growth

All five of the major consultancy firms have a gloomy outlook on investment growth, but while several see hope in dynamic asset allocation, Jana Investment Advisers has urged investors to readjust their expectations. Representatives from each firm were quizzed by Sean Henaghan, investment director of AMP Capital at the Investment Management Consultants Association’s annual conference […]
Hedge Funds

Keep equities as they are: ASI delegates

Portfolios should maintain their current level of exposure to equities, according to 52 per cent of delegates at the Australian Superannuation Investment Conference. They were voting before a session on the “equities conundrum,” at which speakers from a super fund, fund manager and consultancy presented their views on the outlook for equities, and their place […]