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Australia’s rethink for the Future Fund

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.
Analysis

Future Fund focuses on technology

The lessons learned from embedding ESG risk management processes into the Future Fund’s portfolio can be readily applied to helping the fund improve its risk management for technological change.
Investor Profile

The Future Fund 2.0

With its 10th birthday looming, the Future Fund is entering its next incarnation complete with a new investment team structure. AMANDA WHITE spoke to Raphael Arndt, Stephen Gilmore and David Neal. When David Neal, the inaugural chief investment officer of the Future Fund, became its managing director on August 4 last year, his previous role […]
Analysis

Long term investing and infrastructure

There has been some ambiguity about what being a long-term investor means. For Australia’s Future Fund it means focusing on a few key aspects of our investments: understanding value, the ability to make and implement portfolio decisions and manager alignment. In this speech at the ASFA Global Investment Forum on infrastructure and long-term investment, Raphael […]
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Regulatory risk in Europe a factor for infrastructure investment

The head of infrastructure at Australia’s $80 billion Future Fund has cited regulatory risk in Europe and the United Kingdom as reasons to be wary about infrastructure investment in the region. Raphael Arndt, the Future Fund’s head of infrastructure and timberlands, told a Sydney conference this week that he was particularly concerned with the situation […]