While long-term expected returns are likely to be low and short-term risks remain high, developing retirement products is a tricky exercise, especially with younger members in mind, Troy Rieck, CIO of LGIAsuper, says.
Taking the lessons learned from the GFC, private equity firms have reacted much more quickly to the current turmoil in markets to assess their portfolio companies, LGT Capital Partners’ Ivan Vercoutere says.
If most diversified, multi-asset portfolios are short volatility, should institutional investors build in an allocation to long-volatility strategies for defensiveness?
New Zealand Super is a well-known timberland investors and the fund is now looking to boost its agricultural investments too, Neil Woods says.
When bonds no longer offer defensiveness, where do you look for portfolio protection? Perhaps it is time to set an explicit negative equity correlation target, Aberdeen Standard Investments says.
Cluster analysis is a good example of how machine learning can be practically applied to investment problems, a session at the Frontier Advisors Annual Conference showed. And the applications seem endless.
Australian Catholic Superannuation and NGS Super have signed a memorandum of understanding to merge. The merger would create a $21 billion fund, with 210,000 members.
In this brief guide, we discuss some of the characteristics and peculiarities of the Australian pension fund industry and how this influences the way these funds invest their money.
Sunsuper CIO Ian Patrick talks about the pension fund’s experience dealing with the pandemic, tackling liquidity demands from member switching, early release of super and falling equity markets.