VFMC

Events

Hedge fund nuances at Sunsuper and VFMC

Detailed due diligence, legal advice and regular international meetings have all been cited as part of the extra workload for those investing in hedge funds, the seventh Conexus Financial Absolute Returns Conference heard. Case studies provided by Sunsuper and Victorian Funds Management Corporation at the conference in Melbourne, also emphasised hedge funds’ key role as […]
Roundtables

Investors divided by volatility

The critical political, social and economic circumstances in Europe are top of mind for many investors. Last month Conexus Financial, publisher of Investment Magazine, hosted a group of Australia’s leading investors to discuss the opportunities in European distressed debt. Investors were joined by guest Sir David Cooksey, former board member of the Bank of England, […]
Investment Strategy

VFMC’s first quarter breaks benchmark

Victorian Funds Management Corporation, the fund for the state’s public authorities, increased its funds under management by $1.8 billion to $36.8 billion in the three months to March 31 after its stock, infrastructure and bond investments all performed well. The Melbourne-based fund said in a statement that half its assets are invested in shares in […]
Investment Strategy

VFMC likes private equity, has a modest allocation

Victorian Funds Management Corp. says its private equity investments have been a useful adjunct to its portfolio but they are not seeking to bolster their allocation to such investments. “I don’t need to tell you that markets have been volatile but private equity has given a smoother valuation cycle,” says Justin Arter, chief executive officer […]