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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 […]
Hedge Funds

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 […]

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 […]
Investment Strategy

Size and scalability up, fees down

The world’s largest asset managers should be using the advantages of their size and scalability to adjust their fee structures, according to Craig Baker, global head of manager research at Towers Watson, which just released this year’s Pensions & Investments/Towers Watson World 500. “The advantage of a large manager is they could structure their fees […]
Investment Strategy

ETP allocations set to rise

Institutional investors across the Asia-Pacific region are set to increase their allocations to exchange traded products (ETPs), according to a survey commissioned by State Street Global Advisors. Conducted in August this year by Greenwich Associates, the survey found that 40 per cent of those surveyed planned to lift their ETP allocations in coming years, with […]
Investment Strategy

Instos worried by tail risk

A majority of global institutional investors believes the world economy will be hit by a significant tail-risk event in the next 12 months, and list Europe and China as the likely sources. A survey of 310 institutional investors in Western Europe and the US, commissioned by State Street Global Advisors and conducted by the Economist […]
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Local Govt Super to 'index' for itself

The $6 billion NSW Local Government Super (LGS) plans to manage an international equities portfolio internally from next month, using a systematic enhanced indexing methodology that may eventually allow it to replace active managers.