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Investment Strategy

PWC sees tech as a threat to super

PwC “certainly” sees digital disruption as a threat to superannuation in a new age of digital business. Speaking on a panel at FEAL’s annual conference in Melbourne Chuck Lyman, partner at PWC, outlined how easy it has become to start a fintech, with the cost over the past five years dropping from $5 million to […]
Hedge Funds

Can fixed income still serve as a defensive asset class?

Fixed income is an asset class that has a lot demanded of it. It acts as diversifier, defends against inflation and provides liquidity. But with rates so low, how can it achieve all of this and generate some return? A panel of investors at the Fixed Income Forum debated the solution. Fixed income is a […]
Hedge Funds

UniSuper defies naysayers on domestic economy

UniSuper’s overweight position on Australian equity income stocks has helped its balanced fund to become the highest performing in 2014, it achieved 10 per cent returns – the lowest performing fund achieved 5.3 per cent. John Pearce, chief investment officer of UniSuper, continues to keep faith in domestic stocks despite widespread sentiment that falls in […]
Investment Strategy

Advisers gain access to direct investment options

Industry superannuation fund members have gained the ability to appoint a financial adviser to manage their superannuation and invest on their behalf, using the UBS Direct to Member platform. In a move that sees the industry and corporate super funds more closely replicate the benefits and features of a self-managed superannuation fund, members can appoint […]
Investment Strategy

AvSuper mandate for Perpetual

The aviation industry-based superannuation fund AvSuper has awarded a $75-million mandate to Perpetual Investments, to be managed in a concentrated Australian equity strategy. AvSuper has about $1.4 billion in funds under management and 6100 members. The concentrated equity strategy is managed by Paul Skamvougeras, who says the concentrated equity portfolio typically holds about 30 stocks. […]
Investment Strategy

July 2011

In this Month’s Investment Magazine ESG unmasked: who voted in Australia’s first climate-change resolution, and why Straight out of Baltimore Global small-caps deserve to be a big deal Custodians eye bigger mandates
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