Hedge Funds

QSuper spreads word on peer unaware benchmarks

QSuper used two sessions at the AIST ASI conference to explain its shift away from peer-benchmark investing, following its move to cohort strategies earlier this year. Greg Hall, portfolio manager at QSuper, spoke of how messages of future projected adequacy of income in retirement from the fund outweighed any other information members received. Research of […]
Investment Strategy

AUSCOAL joins trend towards active currency hedging

AUSCOAL Super has joined the growing number of funds adopting a dynamic active currency management program. State Street Global Advisors is to manage a dynamic currency hedging strategy for AUSCOAL Super’s $1.6 billion international equities portfolio, after it ran a passive overlay for the fund for the past seven years. Michael Berry, senior portfolio manager […]
Hedge Funds

Dynamic asset allocation at AMP and SSgA

The ability of dynamic asset allocation to enhance return and reduce risk in volatile markets was questioned at our most recent Investment Management Consultants Association (IMCA) seminar in Sydney. Nader Naeimi, head of dynamic asset allocation at AMP Capital, and Mark Wills, head of investment solutions at State Street Global Advisors (SSgA), both described their […]
Hedge Funds

Global restructure for State Street

State Street Global Advisors (SSgA) has undergone a significant restructure, including a number of senior leadership changes, in a bid to position it for growth and product development. Head of Asia Pacific, Lochiel Crafter, will be responsible for Australia, and Rob Goodlad, senior managing director and country head, will leave the firm. Kevin Anderson, the […]

Retirement: a cause worth working on

There are two things that drive the newly appointed global chief operating officer of State Street Global Advisors, Greg Ehret, in his bid to improve the client experience: the retirement business is a cause worth working on and the clients are the reason the business exists. Ehret was appointed to the new position at State […]