Even funds that aced the regulator’s performance test are under pressure to merge with similar funds to tap economies of scale.
The superannuation fund seeks to let data take bias out of market views and decisions, its CIO told the audience at the Asian Investment Summit.
Despite sudden and unpredictable structural shifts in the markets, NZ Super is keeping its eye on five thematic trends including multi-dimensional inequality and blockchain adoption.
The government-owned Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) committed A$80 million ($59 million) to IFM’s Private Equity Growth Partners Fund.
Utilising strategic tilting and its long-term reference portfolio, NZ Super Fund has leaned into the pandemic market disruption of 2021 to post record returns.
Super funds now acknowledge without question that ESG factors are critical to investment decisions.
The partnership between the Canadian insurer’s asset management arm and ClearView will focus on the decumulation phase of retirement.
Australia's retirement funds are increasingly merging to gain scale and investing heft. But these consolidations offer investing challenges that need to be overcome.
Industry observers believe asset owners could increasingly turn to low fee passive funds and potentially back off from risky vehicles if new fund rules are introduced next year.
As central banks provide further artificial support for listed assets, some asset owners have indicated that they may increase their exposure to unlisted assets.
The impacts of the pandemic have been more significant for some pension funds than others, prompting renewed talk of mergers between smaller funds.
Superannuation funds tell AsianInvestor how they are dealing with the uncertainty in investment markets as pension scheme members seek to withdraw funds.