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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 […]
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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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ETF use to grow rapidly amongst all types of investors

The ownership of exchange traded funds (ETFs) by investors is growing at three times the speed of superannuation assets, according to provider State Street Global Advisors. The amount invested in ETFs registered in Australia will grow from $12 billion currently to $25 billion over several years, while a far greater figure is already invested by […]
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Sunsuper’s David Hartley on inhouse management

Lochiel Crafter, Asia Pacific head of State Street Global Advisors, interviewed the chief investment officer of Sunsuper, David Hartley, about super funds bringing investment management in house. The discussion focused on key drivers as well as what funds need to consider before making the move – and why Sunsuper does not yet undertake significant inhouse […]
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