The Average Company Doesn’t Matter
Investing is about capturing the outliers, Baillie Gifford’s Tom Slater says. In a study of long term buy-and-hold strategies, he found that more than 50 per cent of returns were driven by just three companies in the portfolio. But how do you find these outliers?
Asset Allocation is Key at VicSuper
VicSuper CIO Andrew Howard has positioned the fund’s portfolio to deal with low growth and higher volatility. “I’ll happily accept a lower return than what we might have received from real assets over the last 10 years to ensure we have enough ballast in our portfolio to deliver a smoother pattern of returns.”
The Inherent Complexity of Investment Problems
Finding solutions to complex problems is often not about more information, as we do in statistics, but about finding novel ways to combine existing information, Professor Carsten Murowski says. Unfortunately, this is where computers fail miserably.
Future Fund Appoints Sue Brake in Deputy CIO Role
Australia’s sovereign wealth fund, the Future Fund, has appointed Sue Brake as Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Portfolio Strategy. In this role, Brake will report to Chief Investment Officer Raphael Arndt. Brake will lead the Future Fund’s Portfolio Strategy function, which is responsible for undertaking macroeconomic and capital markets research and blending this with the bottom-up […]