Simon Mumme is the editor of Investment Magazine, the market leading monthly publication which focuses on the Australian institutional investment industry. He has been writing about funds management for the past four years, and graduated from the University of Queensland in 2006 with a Master of Journalism.
Australian institutions’ prevailing home-country equity bias was based on a series of lucky breaks for the domestic market and was not worth the concentration risks to which it exposed investors, said Roger Urwin, Towers Watson’s global head of investment content.
SIMON MUMMENovember 17, 2010
Australia’s financial sector would be strengthened if the proposed merger between its national stock exchange and the Singapore Exchange gained political approval, the Australian Centre for Financial Studies (ACFS) has argued.
SIMON MUMMENovember 3, 2010
As MSCI moves to expand its sustainability research capability to emerging markets, its global head of index and ESG research, Remy Briand, has urged investors to dramatically improve their reporting standards to make good on their ESG cause.
SIMON MUMMEOctober 27, 2010
For venture capital investors, the days of receiving 100-plus per cent internal rates of returns (IRRs) from a broad sweep of managers are gone. But this doesn’t mean investors should give up searching for the few remaining outperformers.
SIMON MUMMEOctober 6, 2010
Access to investment smarts and better fee alignment are just some of the benefits institutional investors can gain through their mandates with funds managers, says Craig Baker, global head of manager research with Towers Watson.
SIMON MUMMESeptember 29, 2010
Two major pension funds from the Netherlands and Canada – ABP and OMERS – have seeded an innovation and technology program to invest in their domestic knowledge economies. Called inkef capital, it has already begun searching for the success stories of the future.
SIMON MUMMESeptember 8, 2010