transparency

Hedge Funds

Future Fund and peers seek to be understood

A potential rise in “investment protectionism”, where countries tighten rules around the investments of sovereign wealth funds, is a major concern for the International Monetary Fund, according to the chair of the Future Fund board, David Murray.
Unintentional

Shining a light on super funds’ own governance

Super fund governance is getting more publicity than ever lately, after APRA undertook a study into the persistent outperformance of the not-for-profit superannuation funds relative to the commercial retail funds. While the prudential regulator concluded governance was not the reason for the overall performance differences (and is embarking on other studies to determine what is […]
Unintentional

Shining a light on super funds' own governance

Super fund governance is getting more publicity than ever lately, after APRA undertook a study into the persistent outperformance of the not-for-profit superannuation funds relative to the commercial retail funds. While the prudential regulator concluded governance was not the reason for the overall performance differences (and is embarking on other studies to determine what is […]
Unintentional

Shining a light on super funds’ own governance

Super fund governance is getting more publicity than ever lately, after APRA undertook a study into the persistent outperformance of the not-for-profit superannuation funds relative to the commercial retail funds. While the prudential regulator concluded governance was not the reason for the overall performance differences (and is embarking on other studies to determine what is […]
Hedge Funds

Australian alternative equity managers rate highly … so where’s the money?

Many mainstream equity managers have adopted various alternatives strategies which were previously the realm of boutiques, particularly long/short investing. Now, a specialist consulting firm has sought to gauge investors’ views of the boutique alternatives equities managers and whether they differentiate between the two groups. GREG BRIGHT reports. A survey of major super funds and consultants […]
Hedge Funds

Australian alternative equity managers rate highly … so where’s the money?

Many mainstream equity managers have adopted various alternatives strategies which were previously the realm of boutiques, particularly long/short investing. Now, a specialist consulting firm has sought to gauge investors’ views of the boutique alternatives equities managers and whether they differentiate between the two groups. GREG BRIGHT reports. A survey of major super funds and consultants […]
Opinion

Future Fund up there for transparency: good, bad or indifferent?

Transparency in investments is a motherhood-type goal, universally considered good for all involved. This is at least open to some analysis. Over the past year sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) have captured the minds, if not hearts, of politicians, economists and funds managers as they emerge to change the political, financial and investment landscape of the […]
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