Sophie Newby

Hedge Funds

Super funds call for intermediaries to innovate in impact investing

The need for intermediaries to innovate to bring scale was a common theme running through institutional investors’ presentations at the inaugural Impact Investment Summit in Sydney during the closing days of October. The Impact Investment Summit in Sydney brought together more than 80 international and domestic speakers, including entrepreneurs backed by Bill Gates, George Soros and Ebay […]
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Christian Super uses impact investments to secure uncorrelated return drivers

Christian Super’s impact investments are an integral part of its portfolio construction because they deliver risk-adjusted returns via uncorrelated return drivers. Simba Marekera, senior portfolio analyst at Christian Super, told delegates at the inaugural Impact Investment Summit in Sydney that it does not apply impact discounts in pursuit of this strategy. “Unless we were convinced […]