The Future Fund, Australia’s A$226 billion sovereign wealth fund, has embarked on an ambitious project instigated during the crisis which includes re-examining its investment assumptions, risk tolerance and the way it allocates capital. Amanda White talks to the fund’s new CIO, Sue Brake about where the fund will be allocating in the future including alternatives and active management.
Australia’s A$168 billion Future Fund is looking to add more money to its A$22.6 billion hedge fund program where it can find managers with spare capacity, to help protect the portfolio against a sell-off in the equity market.
Australia’s sovereign wealth fund is looking to partner with top managers to find value in the rapidly-changing venture capital market but warned that the intense competition for assets makes closing deals difficult.
The Future Fund has appointed Sue Brake to the role of deputy CIO, portfolio strategy as part of the revamp of the $145 billion sovereign wealth fund’s investment team. She joins Wendy Norris deputy CIO for private markets and David George who is deputy CIO for public markets.
The CIO of Australia’s A$175 billion sovereign wealth fund, Raphael Arndt, sees a time on the not-too-distant horizon when the assumptions that have shaped investment strategy will no longer hold true. He’s working on a more comprehensive process for this challenging new world.