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Hedge Funds

War of words on fees

When Fiona Trafford-Walker, director of consulting at Frontier Advisors, told the AIST ASI conference in September that after years of talking about the possibility of lower fund management fees, funds were starting to make major breakthroughs, there was little fund manager feedback on the speech. Here Franklin Templeton, Schroders, and Vanguard all give their feedback. […]
Hedge Funds

The dawn of the multi-asset fund

Some of the most vindicated fund managers in a lacklustre year for markets are those running dynamic multi-asset funds. Funds run by the likes of Aviva Investors, Invesco, Schroders and Standard Life Investments are in line for a string of institutional wins by the end of the year. All lived up to their promise in […]
Hedge Funds

Legalsuper to finally get its CIO

Legalsuper hopes to announce its first ever chief investment officer at the end of this month. This is the $2.6 billion industry fund’s second try at appointing a CIO, after its search in October for a senior industry figure looking to convert from a full-time to a part-time role did not yield enough candidates. Changing […]
Hedge Funds

Analysts united in gloom on Australian equities

Two of the most experienced analysts in the Australian equities market have warned of some of the most challenging conditions for 20 years. Martin Conlon, head of Australian equities at Schroders, who was speaking at the Frontier Advisors’ annual conference in Melbourne, sees a confluence of negative factors. These include the increasing dominance of financial […]
Investment Strategy

Diversifying at Energy Super

Energy Super’s appointment of four new international equities managers has seen the fund move from a pooled investment at AMP Capital as part of its wider diversification strategy. With the $4.5-billion fund focused on growth, it now has control of its international equities, awarding $700 million in mandates to Harding Loevner, Longview Partners, Sands Capital […]
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