Amanda White is editor of www.top1000funds.com, the online news and analysis site for the world's largest institutional investors. She has been an investment journalist for more than 14 years and has edited industry journals including Investment & Technology, Investor Weekly and MasterFunds Quarterly. She was previously editorial director of InvestorInfo and has worked as a freelance journalist for the Australian Financial Review, CFO magazine and Asset. She holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Master of Arts in Journalism.
EDITORIAL

Inquiry hits Australian superannuation

Everything from charging dead people fees to trustees nixing mergers out of self-interest has emerged, as royal commission hearings have exposed big flaws in the world's fourth-largest pension system.
Asset Allocation

CalPERS manages outsized equity risk

The $335 billion California Public Employees' Retirement System warned this week that it is greatly exposed to a downturn in global equity markets, as it prepares to monitor active risk closely.
Equities

Is low-volatility equity for real?

Low-volatility equity approaches have delivered for 10 years. As their popularity rises, Mercer looks at potential uses, causes for concern, and whether it's time to move in another direction.
ANALYSIS

NZ Super looks to factors, carbon

The NZ$33 billion NZ Super is looking to increase its exposure to equity factors and implement the next phase of its climate strategy, which includes decarbonising existing factor mandates.
ANALYSIS

Data science good value for investors

A case study looking at University of California Investments' reporting of illiquid asset valuations shows how institutional investors can use data science to improve operational efficiency.
Asset Allocation

TelstraSuper: allocation authority

Graeme Miller, CIO at the A$21 billion TelstraSuper fund, has beefed up the staff and processes committed to asset allocation and adopted an empowering vision of world-class funds management.
ANALYSIS

Climate-risk plan for sovereign funds

The One Planet Sovereign Wealth Fund Working Group has published a framework to help large investors make climate-change analysis a part of their decision-making, for better long-term allocation.
ANALYSIS

Funds team up on G7 priorities

A group of institutional investors are collaborating to address the G7 priorities of climate change, gender inequality and the infrastructure gap, agreeing to commit resources and expertise.
Asset Allocation

Australia’s LGS goes active and thrives

Just seven years after restructuring around a passive core in response to the GFC, Australia's $8.2 billion Local Government Super has found confidence and success in active management.
Asset Classes

AustralianSuper on shaping ownership

Jim Craig is chair of the investment committee for the $76 billion AustralianSuper. He talks to Amanda White about aligning principles and strategy for Australia’s largest superannuation fund.
ANALYSIS

Kotkin weighs in on geopolitical risks

Global tensions are an important consideration in decision-making. At a recent roundtable, geopolitical expert professor Stephen Kotkin discussed the risks related to China and the US.
ANALYSIS

GPIF fee structure aligns interests

The world’s largest investor restructured how it pays its active mandates to get more certainty from managers. Its actions, which were taken after self-reflection, will affect the entire sector.