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Super breaks $2trn on way to $9trn

ALEX DUNNIN  |  THURSDAY, 2 APR 2015
Superannuation has now passed through $2 trillion and is well on its way to exceeding $9 trillion over the next 20 years, according to new research released by Rainmaker. While official figures are yet to confirm the $2 trillion marker has been crossed ...

US schools should teach finlit

ALEX DUNNIN  |  THURSDAY, 26 MAR 2015
While US federal and state governments explore ways to boost private savings among Americans and introduce fiduciary standards for advisers, a major association has said a more important step is introducing financial literacy training into school curriculum. ...

CalPERS meetings open to members

ALEX DUNNIN  |  WEDNESDAY, 18 MAR 2015
Australian pension funds, both not-for-profit and retail, may pride themselves on their governance and transparency but US pension fund giant CalPERS shows how far behind they are on world's best practice. CalPERS, the A$375 billion California public ...

Not over yet for active management

ALEX DUNNIN  |  TUESDAY, 17 MAR 2015
Active management isn't dying but it needs to re-invent itself so it can compete against low cost technology operators that are fundamentally challenging its business model. "It isn't dead but the market is playing hard to get," said Olivier d'Assier ...

Australia's coming $32bn SIB sector

ALEX DUNNIN  |  THURSDAY, 12 MAR 2015
When Patrick McClure AO released his report into the review of Australia's $150 billion welfare system in February, one important aspect that seems to have escaped the gaze of commentators was its advocacy of social impact bonds (SIB). SIBs, also sometimes ...

US fiduciary reforms will rock pension funds

ALEX DUNNIN  |  THURSDAY, 5 MAR 2015
US financial advice experts are again warning that proposed requirements to introduce fiduciary obligations on people and entities providing advice will rock the retirement fund sector. The proposal for a fiduciary advice standard is being pushed by ...

European insurers attract dividend seekers

ALEX DUNNIN  |  WEDNESDAY, 4 MAR 2015
Low European interest rates pushing investors to find higher yielding stocks is encouraging them to reconsider the insurance sector. An investment briefing released by Amundi Asset Management said the insurance sector, after strong focus on derisking ...

Investor sentiment shifting overseas

ALEX DUNNIN  |  WEDNESDAY, 25 FEB 2015
Deflation, rising debt and dampening economic outlooks that are limiting returns expectations are forcing investors to pursue more positive opportunities overseas rather than invest in Australia. Australia is becoming less attractive because even though ...

Risk not the endgame

ALEX DUNNIN  |  WEDNESDAY, 25 FEB 2015
A young Australian boutique absolute return fund rapidly establishing a mark for outperformance highlights how new funds have to deliver something very special if they want to be noticed. Auscap Asset Management is a small absolute return long short ...

Managed accounts work for insto investors too

ALEX DUNNIN  |  FRIDAY, 20 FEB 2015
The term 'managed account' in Australia is usually associated with retail investment but one global technology and investment administration group has been using the structure to more efficiently manage institutional alternatives investments. Bruce ...