Simon Eagleton

Investment Strategy

Government biggest disruptor to superannuation, not technology: Jana

The biggest disruption to superannuation and its associated industries comes not from innovative technology companies, but from the government, according to JANA. Speaking at the Investment Management Consultants Association (IMCA) annual conference, John Coombe, executive director of JANA, said it doesn’t matter how it is looked at, the superannuation industry only exists because it was […]
Investment Strategy

Alternatives: buyer beware

Many superannuation funds that suffered losses to their alternatives portfolios during the global financial crisis were not using the asset class for its intended purpose – to diversify portfolio risk. So says Simon Eagleton, Mercer’s investment head for Australian and New Zealand, who believes many of the alternative assets that funds invested in carried the […]
Hedge Funds

Seeking action from ESG

The controversial state of financial regulation around the globe, the difficulties of green investing and watching asset consultants go head-to-head in front of a room full of potential clients were some of the highlights of the Australian Council of Super Investors (ACSI) annual conference. Held in Melbourne last month, the conference had a strong focus on […]