Absolute returns boost Statewide
Australia’s Statewide Super is a top performer under Con Michalakis who embraces absolute returns and active managers while fighting against what he sees as the greatest risk of all, complacency.
MERS: real assets, non-US markets
MERS chief investment officer Jeb Burns still finds value in active management as he seeks to up the fund’s exposure to emerging markets, and other non-US locales, in equities and real assets.
Largest pension funds get bigger
Willis Towers Watson’s report on the top 300 pension funds for 2016 shows the world’s largest 20 funds have increased their share of global pension assets under management by 7.1 per cent.
Future Fund could manage others' money
Managing money for default super is a possibility for Australia’s sovereign wealth fund. Its leadership also said becoming more ‘nimble’ and adding activity in venture and growth were priorities.