Some Aussie asset owners are lightening on domestic property and house prices – does that mean Australian commercial real estate is peaking? Investment specialists share their views.
The deputy chief investment officer of Hostplus discussed the superannuation fund's interest in hedge-fundesque investments, as well as raising allocations to infrastructure and property.
In the last two years, the US firm has paid special attention to helping insurers with their adherence to Solvency II regulations and the management of credit risk.
With Chinese investors stepping back, Japanese, Korean and even Southeast Asian and Australian investors look set to step up their overseas real estate investments.
Superannuation funds such as Hostplus and First State Super can be considered trailblazers among their peers in the way they are investing in early-stage start-up companies.
Australia’s plodding superannuation funds have begun investing into start-up firms to gain outsized returns. It’s risky, but potentially rewarding.
Two members of the three-strong institutional coverage desk in Sydney have left, including its head, amid other changes in the fund house's Australian business.
The Australian sovereign investor is fighting battles on a number of fronts and is keen to quell the discussion about it becoming a potential default superannuation fund manager.
The Australian sovereign fund's chairman wants the fund to be turned into a manager of superannuation assets, but the idea has gained little credibility with super industry insiders.
Hostplus is using the youth of its investors to make heavy bets in illiquid assets. Deputy CIO Greg Clerk explained how to AsianInvestor.
AsianInvestor explains why Commonwealth Superannuation Corp impressed for governance, Future Fund led for investment capabilities and GPIF's innovation shone.
Speaking at an AsianInvestor event, top executives at the Australian superannuation fund and UK-based insurer explain their considerations when choosing external managers.
AsianInvestor reveals why the top institutional investors for Australia/New Zealand and China were the most impressive across the entire region.
Real estate prices are widely seen as peaking in markets such as Australia and Japan, but there remains huge demand for the asset class, finds new PwC research.
Australia’s sovereign wealth fund has also trimmed its exposure to stocks and bonds as asset managers take their most downbeat stance on global growth for 10 years.
The chief executive of one of Asia's leading asset owners on managing climate change risk in portfolios speaks to AsianInvestor on the progress made so far.
The Australian super fund is looking at opportunities in specialised credit segments in the hunt for better yield, its alternatives strategies portfolio manager says.
The Australian superfund also increasingly prefers to take a more direct, co-investment approach, partly due to the potential for fee savings.
The sovereign wealth fund plans to utilise its global sourcing network to access private equity and other illiquid assets to boost returns within a conservative risk framework.
Bringing in a European with a record of turning around businesses at the top may not solve the Australian investment and insurance group's credibility problem, say industry observers.