Why Sunsuper loves hedge funds
One of Australia’s largest superannuation funds, the $27 billion Sunsuper, is adamant that it gets value out of its large hedge fund program. This is against the grain in Australia, where many large funds (with the exception of the Future Fund) choosing not to invest in hedge funds. So why does Sunsuper favour hedge funds?   Sunsuper’s hedge fund program has comfortably…

Investigating long-term mandates
The PRI is investigating the experiences of asset owners that have engaged service providers in long-term mandates, and conducting a literature review on long-termism, in a bid to develop a reference guide on how to implement a long-term mandate and drive long-term behaviour.   Managing director of PRI, Fiona Reynolds, said the starting point, and initial question being asked was defining what…

Behind the strategy of the French pension reserve fund
The French pension reforms in 2010 had a profound impact on the asset allocation of the Fonds de reserve pour les Retraites, the €35.8 billion French pension reserves fund. Instead of making payouts between 2020 and 2040, after the reform, the FRR has to pay €2.1 billon to Caisse d’Amortissement de la Dette Sociale (CADES) each year between 2011 and…

PFZW reformulates investment principles incorporating lessons from the financial crisis


PFZW, the €150 billion ($205 billion) Dutch pension fund for the health care industry, has created a new investment framework which is the result of an 18-month soul-searching journey under a project called "The White Sheet of Paper". The framework will translate into policy and implementation steps starting from 2015. Jaap van Dam, PGGM´s chief strategist, explains. After the Global Financial…

Mercer capitalises on manager research
Mercer’s chief investment officer, Russell Clarke, explains how manager research helps create the 200 building blocks of an investment operation that has grown from $20 million a few years ago to $124 billion today and which covers – uniquely – all elements along the fixed income curve.   Starting from scratch in 1996, Melbourne was the first global office of Mercer to…

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Why Sunsuper likes hedge funds

One of Australia’s largest superannuation funds, the $27 billion Sunsuper, is adamant that it gets ... [more]

Investigating long-term mandates

The PRI is investigating the experiences of asset owners that have engaged service providers in ... [more]

Behind the strategy of the French pension reserve fund

The French pension reforms in 2010 had a profound impact on the asset allocation of ... [more]

PFZW reformulates investment principles

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  • August 08, 2014

PFZW, the €150 billion ($205 billion) Dutch pension fund for the health care industry, has ... [more]

Mercer capitalises on manager research

Mercer’s chief investment officer, Russell Clarke, explains how manager research helps create the 200 building ... [more]

Risk parity – the benefits of a conditional approach

Risk parity is a meaningful and robust approach for building well-diversified portfolios, but it relies ... [more]

Long term investing and infrastructure

There has been some ambiguity about what being a long-term investor means. For Australia’s Future ... [more]

What is the right level of cash?

The $54 billion United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund has adapted to be more dynamic ... [more]

The in-house investment team: right people, roles, rewards

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  • July 25, 2014

Good people are at the core of any successful organisation, and that is true for ... [more]