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First State: superannuation’s evolution

Most of Australia’s retirement system is still just heading towards investing with scale for both accumulation and pension phase. The A$70 billion First State Super and CIO Damian Graham are already there. So what do its investments look like?
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Private capital opportunities grow

It’s been said the “public market is quickly becoming a holding pen for massive sleepy corporations”. This has investors taking more late-stage stakes in private companies as perceived risks ebb.
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Australia’s pension funds cricitised

As the fifth round of Australia’s financial services royal commission came to a close, counsel assisting criticised many retirement savings funds for their retention strategies, conflicts of interest and other practices deemed not in members’ best interests.
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