Hedge Funds

Scenario analysis tool for climate change created

A scenario analysis tool that allows investors to model the impact of climate change on asset allocation is soon to be available from Mercer. The tool has been developed with economic and scientific research compiled by Mercer, economic consultants NERA and insurance consultancy Guy Carpenter, supported by the International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group and […]
Hedge Funds

Super funds first in line for UK infrastructure

Superannuation funds with experience and skills in managing real assets stand a good chance of winning bids for UK infrastructure over investors with higher bids, a British trade envoy has said on a visit to Australia and New Zealand. Justine Allan, head of institutional investor relations at UK Trade and Investment, who recently met with […]
Hedge Funds

Murky sovereign bond valuations made clearer through ESG

Australian investors are looking to environmental, social and governance (ESG) screenings of sovereign bonds as a better means of understanding an asset class distorted by quantitative easing. Investors such as HOSTPLUS and Vicsuper have already gone on record to state their desire to either cut back on the asset class or to seek alternative indices, […]
Policy and Regulation

How to muck up a super system: lessons from the UK

Is there anything that the woebegone United Kingdom pensions sector can teach the internationally admired system of Australian superannuation? The best bet would be how not to get into the same mess. The UK industry was in a healthy state back in the 1980s, but some well-meaning pieces of legislation led to crisis. Giving employees […]
Investment Strategy

Stephen Bramley joins Treasury Group

Stephen Bramley, the former head of institutional sales at Mercer in Australia, has joined boutique fund manager-backer Treasury Group as director of distribution. Andrew McGill. Treasury’s chief executive, says Bramley’s appointment has heralded a reorganisation in Treasury Group’s sales team. Peter Walsh, formerly head of retail distribution, has been appointed a director of distribution and […]