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.
Asset Owner

TCorp’s chair on change

Philip Chronican had 35 year career in Australian banking including as head of ANZ, and is now on the board of NAB. He talks about transformational change at the A$92 billion ($68 billion) TCorp.
EDITORIAL

A chance to make the future brighter

Top1000funds.com editor Amanda White has been named a member of the Aspen Institute Finance Leaders Fellowship class of 2018. She discusses the program, the participants, and the opportunity.
Asset Owner

Australia’s VFMC goes whole-of-portfolio

CIO of the A$60.4 billion ($46 billion) Victorian Funds Management Corporation, Russell Clarke, discusses adopting centralised portfolio management as part of a quest for continuous improvement.
ANALYSIS

Fees kill alpha from hedge funds

Many hedge fund portfolios perform well before costs but fall into negative alpha after charges are levied, Canadian firm CEM Benchmarking's analysis of nearly 400 large investors has found.
INVESTOR PROFILE

Australia’s QIC gets real about risk

As the era of double-digit returns winds down, Jim Christensen, head of the $65 billion Queensland Government-owned firm, is having the hard conversations with clients about expectations.
INVESTOR PROFILE

OPTrust ready to jump on bonds

Staying fully funded is priority for the C$20 billion OPTrust, reflected in everything from the name of its annual report to its scaling down of equities, to manoeuvring for high-yield debt.
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Humans still have some edges on AI

Is it time to replace living portfolio managers with software? Probably not but AI will force people to focus on providing what machines can't. Check out where humans still outperform technology.
ANALYSIS

Culture, structure for the long term

Ten Ideas to Foster Long-term Investing is the last of three related papers. The trilogy offers concepts and actions for pulling away from short-term thinking. Here are some of the key steps.
INVESTOR PROFILE

Australia’s HESTA makes big changes

HESTA's CIO Sonya Sawtell-Rickson and Willis Towers Watson’s Roger Urwin are guiding a transformation at the fund, including adopting a total portfolio approach and planning an innovation lab.
Asset Owner

TCorp pulls trigger on shake-up

The $70 billion NSW Treasury Corp has reorganised its investment staff to erase most sector divisions, in favour of more centralised portfolio construction and manager selection.
CFA Institute

CFA’s Smith on rebuilding trust

CFA Institute chief Paul Smith said in an exclusive interview that winning back the public's confidence would require lower salaries, courses in people skills, better self-regulation and more.