Funds SA Consolidates After Rapid Growth
Funds SA has grown rapidly in recent years and now stands at over $30 billion in assets. CEO Jo Townsend speaks to [i3] Insights about the next phase of growth, whether insourcing is on the cards and what it means to be an Adelaide-based investment organisation.
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 […]
Securitisation and the Willingness to Repay
Securitisation was almost thrown out with the bathwater in the aftermath of the global financial crisis, as mortgage-backed securities (MBS) and collateralised debt obligations (CDO), containing sub-prime mortgages, almost brought down the financial system. But since then the securitisation market has undergone significant change, both in regulations and attitudes towards risk. And in a world […]
February Didn’t Kill Crisis Alpha
The Crisis Risk Offset approach to constructing portfolios has gained some popularity in the US in recent years, but the surprising performance of trend-following strategies in February this year led some people to question the approach. Kathryn Kaminski, who coined the term crisis alpha, examines the evidence.