With no end in sight to the fund merger trend in Australia, funds of under $1 billion in size are under greater pressure to show their worth. There are ways they can do so, say experts.
Tactical global investors are anticipating a possible unwinding of the trend of US equities outperforming the rest of the world, amid speculation that the dollar will weaken further.
Amid Australia's first recession in 30 years, the sovereign wealth fund said it rebalanced private assets and used FX, interest rate and duration exposures, but still recorded a loss.
Equity market optimism is undimmed among some CIOs at Australia's superannuation funds. But with markets priced to perfection, questions are raised about future returns.
AsianInvestor has picked 20 standout asset owner executives from across Asia Pacific. Today we profile Catherine Savage, chair of the Guardians of New Zealand Super, and Mark Delaney, CIO of AustralianSuper.
AsianInvestor profiles our pick of asset owner executives across the region from the past two decades. Here we feature Raphael Arndt of Future Fund and Hiromichi Mizuno of GPIF.
Pension funds such as Hesta and CSC want to add infrastructure assets but Australia is fast becoming less fertile ground for such investments, especially those with an ESG element.
AsianInvestor picks 20 individuals who have helped guide the region's asset owners to greater sophistication over the past 20 years, in no particular order. We begin with Mark Konyn of AIA and Paul Costello, formerly of NZ Super and Future Fund.
The only sharia-compliant superannuation fund of Australia is looking out for investing options into new areas of alternative assets, to diversify its growing capital base.
The SAR's central bank and industry leaders tell AsianInvestor that reports of Hong Kong's demise have been greatly exaggerated.
Industry executives give their views on whether rival financial centres will be able to draw financial firms and investors away from north Asia's premier financial hub.
As central banks provide further artificial support for listed assets, some asset owners have indicated that they may increase their exposure to unlisted assets.
Investors in Australia increasingly want companies to formulate better sustainability strategies for the recovery phase of the Covid-19 crisis, but data limitations remain a concern.
The impacts of the pandemic have been more significant for some pension funds than others, prompting renewed talk of mergers between smaller funds.
The pandemic has revealed allocation weaknesses at some pension funds, and they should consider delegating investing and portfolio structuring decisions, argues Mercer.
The pandemic underlines the benefits of a TPA model, said executives from Australia’s Cbus and Future Fund and insurer Prudential at a webinar hosted by AsianInvestor and SimCorp.
The Australian sovereign fund remains cautious but is positioned for buying opportunities as its diversified strategy shows its worth.
The Australian retirement fund’s CIO wants to keep all of his portfolio with external firms. He says that it has become easier to negotiate lower manager fees as some peers internalise.
The Australian pension fund is widening its alternatives exposure and assessing its approach to Chinese assets. Troy Rieck, the CIO, wants the US to open up its infrastructure market.
The Australian superannuation fund is refocusing on tilting with the help of a new overlay programme and expanding private market exposure under the direction of its new CIO.