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Hedge Funds

Three funds move into social impact investment space

The $31 billion QBE investment portfolio is to place $100m in social impact bonds in the belief that opportunities for such investments will expand greatly in the years to come. It is part of a general move to diversify assets in the QBE portfolio, which until now has been dominated by developed world government and […]
Opinion

100% ESG

The recently launched Good Super is dedicated to pursuing investments that overcome the “grand challenges” in Australian society, writes RACHEL ALEMBAKIS. Aron Ping D’Souza, executive chairman of Good Super, believes superannuation provides the combination of time, money, and intent needed to answer “grand challenges” facing Australian society. If it invests wisely he believes it can […]
Investment Strategy

IFM gets $100 mln mandate to crimp carbon

Industry Funds Management (IFM) has won a $100-million mandate from health and community services industry superannuation fund HESTA, which wants its Australian stock investments to produce as little carbon dioxide as possible. Melbourne-based IFM, which manages about $33 billion, says it can measure carbon dioxide in its portfolio with the help of Morgan Stanley Capital […]
Investment Strategy

Superannuation funds may use FTSE carbon index

Two Australian superannuation funds have been speaking with the FTSE Group for a year about using their new indices that aim to reduce the investment risk associated with climate change. FTSE, wholly owned by the London Stock Exchange, will not disclose which Australian funds they have been speaking with. But they are “two quite different […]
Investment Strategy

Superannuation funds may use FTSE carbon index

Two Australian superannuation funds have been speaking with the FTSE Group for a year about using their new indices that aim to reduce the investment risk associated with climate change. FTSE, wholly owned by the London Stock Exchange, will not disclose which Australian funds they have been speaking with. But they are “two quite different […]
Investment Strategy

Nathan Fabian’s climate investing push

Just a sliver of the $1.8 trillion in assets under management in Australia are invested along thematic environmental, social and governance lines. These few billion dollars are invested whereby an environmental or social factor will generally trump traditional measures such as short-term returns. “To fully incorporate enviornmental, social and governance questions requires cultural changes in […]
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