Is the Future of Fund Management Direct to Consumer?
As fund managers face increasing cost pressures from governments, regulators and institutional investors alike, the future of this industry might be in engaging directly with the end investors. OpenInvest’s Andrew Varlamos believes technology will be the ultimate enabler of this vision.
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.