China credit growth

April 30, 2014

China has experienced rapid credit growth – an issue which has been receiving increasing mainstream coverage. We review that growth and its consequences.

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Productivity Commission draft infrastructure report

April 30, 2014

The Productivity Commission has issued a draft report for consultation on how Australia currently delivers infrastructure projects, and if innovations or improvements could be implemented nationwide to deliver superior outcomes to the public over the long-term.

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Global perspectives on asset allocation

April 30, 2014

As investors become reacquainted with double digit returns, we think it remains important to remember the lessons learnt from the past and identify the key risks and opportunities arising from the post GFC evolution in global asset allocations.

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The secrets to good investment decision making

March 14, 2014

“What makes a good investment decision making body?” is a question we’re often asked. The benefit of experience is you get to see lots of things happen and lots of decisions get made (and not made). This Frontier Line reveals the secret.

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Dynamic retirement product solutions

December 18, 2013

MySuper, combined with ageing memberships, has seen an increase in interest in dynamic product solutions amongst Australian superannuation funds. There are a number of approaches funds can take to try and provide the optimum outcome for their members. However, is a lifecycle approach necessarily the answer?

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ESG survey

December 17, 2013

Our fourth Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) survey of Australian and international equity fund managers assesses their attitudes toward ESG factors and identifies some key themes and trends.

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Investment philosophy

December 15, 2013

Whilst having an investment philosophy might seem like a fundamental concept, it is not uncommon for institutional investors to lack a formal detailed statement. However, what is even more common, even amongst some of the nation’s largest investors, are outdated and rarely referenced statements. Fiona Trafford-Walker examines the purpose and importance of a well and clearly documented investment philosophy.

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The US Federal Reserve tapering update – Tapering begins

December 15, 2013

This edition of Frontier Line updates our earlier US Fed Tapering update and follows the 18 December Federal Open Market Committee announcement.

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The US Federal Reserve’s QE Policy – A tapering update

December 15, 2013

In this edition of Frontier Line we explore recent monetary policy developments in the US, particularly the difference between tapering and “forward guidance”, how volatility and uncertainty regarding expectations about US monetary policy tapering impacted markets, and key signposts and variables to monitor to help assess the market’s tapering expectations.

 

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Dynamic retirement product solutions

December 14, 2013

MySuper, combined with ageing memberships, has seen an increase in interest in dynamic product solutions amongst Australian superannuation funds. There are a number of approaches funds can take to try and provide the optimum outcome for their members. However, is a lifecycle approach necessarily the answer?

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