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Ontario Teachers' massively underperforms benchmark

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  WEDNESDAY, 13 MAR 2024
Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board reported a meagre 1.9% net return for 2023, falling short of its 8.7% benchmark, translating to a $15.8 billion negative value add. This contrasted with a modest 4% return in 2022, which surpassed its benchmark ...

New Forests appoints first global head of funds

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  WEDNESDAY, 13 MAR 2024
New Forests has named Macquarie Asset Management (MAM) veteran Michelle Elliot as its global head of funds. In the newly created role, Elliot will be responsible for improving investment, operations, and investment analytics to support the investment ...

WAM Leaders, QV Equities to merge

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  TUESDAY, 12 MAR 2024
WAM Leaders (ASX: WLE) is set to acquire QV Equities (ASX: QVE), about six weeks on from the former's initial announcement. In January, WAM Leaders said it intended to make an off-market takeover bid for QV Equities; associated entities already own ...

Blossom launches new fixed income product

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  TUESDAY, 12 MAR 2024
Blossom, an Australian fixed income app, has launched Blossom Plus, a managed fund that offers access to bond investments with a target return of 7%. The new product is designed for investors who want to maximise the value of the savings made on their ...

Hamilton Lane debunks private market myths

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  MONDAY, 11 MAR 2024
Hamilton Lane's 2024 Market Overview report has offered a counter narrative to perceptions about the private market asset class. "Valuations are inaccurate: we can't tell if this is a real one today or just a bad hangover from 2022's party-crashing ...

Experts issue warning over AI washing

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  MONDAY, 11 MAR 2024
Artificial intelligence (AI) is perhaps the most transformative technology since the advent of the internet, poised to herald an unprecedented digital economic revolution. To appear at the precipice of the movement, some are employing deceptive tactics ...

Government consults on options to improve performance test

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  MONDAY, 11 MAR 2024
The government is seeking feedback on alternative superannuation performance test designs after criticism about unintended investment consequences. In considering potential reform options, the primary focus is on improving member outcomes through an ...

ASX-listed companies flock to private markets

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  FRIDAY, 8 MAR 2024
The latest ASX monthly activity report shows a trend of more delistings than new market entries, indicative of a shift towards private markets. The total ASX-listed companies dropped from 2289 in February last year to 2183 in February 2024, a near 1% ...

Unmet financial advice needs affect millions in Australia

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  FRIDAY, 8 MAR 2024
Investment Trends research has revealed 11.8 million Australians have unmet financial advice needs, with high or unclear costs cited as the main obstacles. The research firm's latest Financial advice report indicated persistent barriers to accessing ...

InvestSMART launches investing platform

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  THURSDAY, 7 MAR 2024
InvestSMART has launched a white label online investing platform and appointed Rask Invest as its first external investment manager. Under this partnership, Rask Invest's clients will now have their funds managed within three Rask investment portfolios ...