In Defence of Life-cycle Strategies
Australian Catholic Super CIO Michael Block addresses some of the criticism of life-cycle strategies and argues that we should take a closer look at the concept behind it. “To always place a member who is 20 years old with a 60-year old member in the same strategy is clearly ridiculous,” he says.
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?
It Is All About Scale
With several multi-billion-dollar mergers on the way, the Australian pension system is going through another round of consolidation. But even with all this merger activity, the role scale plays in the ability to compete on the global stage is often underestimated, Mark Wiseman says.