State Street Global Advisors

ESG

REST case to set climate risk precedent

Early next year, global investor attention will focus on the court proceedings against the trustee of the REST superannuation fund which is charged with breaching its  fiduciary duties by failing to adequately consider climate change risks.
Hedge Funds

The metamorphosis of passive managers

Industry funds, with their ideology and history of affecting change due to profit-for-member motives, have been instrumental in driving transformation over the past decade, pressuring passive fund managers to vote their stock in companies. Investment Magazine examines how this is changing the skill set of passive managers and if this will impact on costs. Increasing pressure […]
Hedge Funds

When a currency hedge is not a hedge

Surprisingly little research has been done in the area of how a superannuation fund should hedge out its foreign currency exposure, says Robert Goodlad, former senior managing director of State Street Global Advisors. As superannuation funds continue to invest more internationally, it is vital that more research be conducted to find better solutions to manage […]
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