Funds Keep Head Cool as Pandemic Worsens
Pension funds are faced with steep drops in equity prices and high levels of members switching to cash options, effectively redeeming their money, as the coronavirus pandemic worsens. But rather than panicking, most Australian pension funds seem well-placed to deal with the current turmoil.
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.”