Sovereign wealth funds

Investment Strategy

Super funds consider real asset cut-backs over pricing concerns

An abundance of liquidity is driving the price of infrastructure and core property to levels where super funds are exploring tactical sell-offs. Some clients of Frontier Advisors are contemplating such moves after receiving research that global investors with lower return targets are prepared to pay more for these assets. The research carried out by Ashley […]
Hedge Funds

Smart vanilla at Kinetic Super

A $2.34-billion fund with only three investment professionals should be run with a strict focus on maximising where you can make a difference and keeping it simple and standard where you cannot. This means deriving most returns from smart asset allocation rather than stock or manager selection, and it means placing a large slug of […]
Investment Strategy

European private debt lures investors

As the likelihood that the eurozone will collapse recedes, Australian institutional investors are becoming increasingly interested in private European debt markets, according to the Intermediate Capital Group (ICG). The FTSE 250-listed ICG provides debt and credit to the private markets with a focus on mezzanine debt. The firm, which has assets under management of around […]
Investment Strategy

Northern Trust bolsters team in “key market”

Northern Trust has announced ambitious plans to build its asset servicing business in Australia, with a significant increase in assets and the addition of new staff in its Melbourne office.   The custodian expects future growth in master custody and middle-office services for superannuation funds, investment managers, insurance companies and sovereign wealth funds.   Christopher […]
Investment Strategy

Macquarie still on top

The infrastructure arm of Macquarie Group has continued to dominate the sector, with the latest survey of alternatives managers finding it is more than five-times the size of its nearest competitor. I&T News spoke with Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Asset head of distribution, Arthur Rakowski, about the continuing strong performance of the manager and where […]
Hedge Funds

SWFs need customisation and engagement

Broadly speaking, there are three kinds of sovereign wealth funds (SWFs): natural resource funds such as those of Abu Dhabi and Kuwait, foreign reserve funds such as China’s and Singapore’s, and pension reserve funds, such as those we have in Australia and New Zealand. In view of the rapid growth of SWFs, it is important […]