The Future Fund has restructured its investment team, creating new roles for three of its members, after the departure of CIO Sue Brake.
We speak with Bill Hartnett, the former Head of Responsible Investment for Local Government Super, about the fund’s early efforts to low emission portfolios, the current direction of stewardship and the stoush surrounding AGL.
Listed markets are facing some strong headwinds, but by applying proactive engagement with companies investors can realise significant returns over the long term, Tanarra’s Vidhur Rangaswamy says.
Venture capital might look like a sure way of boosting a fund’s performance in the YFYS test, but recent cracks in the asset class’ return profile shows the pendulum swings both ways, Daniel Grioli writes.
ASIC warns super funds to remain true to label when issuing sustainable investment products and avoid greenwashing
Merely a year after the completion of the merger between Tasplan and MTAA, Spirit Super is already reaping the benefits of its larger scale in its real asset investments, Florence Chong writes.
Real assets have long been known to form a hedge against inflation and growth shocks. But not all real assets protect to the same degree, and investors now have climate change to worry about, PGIM’s Harsh Parikh says.
Did a recent speech by HSBC’s Global Head of RI Stuart Kirk provide a glimpse into an inherent hostility towards climate change policies among asset managers, or was it a plea to focus on investments, rather than exclusions?
In this interview, [i3] Insights speaks with Ian Patrick, Chief Investment Officer of Australian Retirement Trust, about the implications of the recent merger for the fund’s investments and the way it constructs portfolios going forward.