Following the launch of a new initiative, funds like Cbus and Australian Ethical explain how they are working to reduce their portfolio emissions and engage with investee companies.
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.
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.
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.
The SAR's central bank and industry leaders tell AsianInvestor that reports of Hong Kong's demise have been greatly exaggerated.