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  1. AustralianSuper taps ISPT, QIC for domestic residential property investments

    trueAustralianSuper selected ISPT and QIC to manage the A$75 billion (US$71 billion), Melbourne-based industry superannuation fund's direct investments in residential property development projects in Australia.

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  1. PIMCO hires Macquarie veteran to lead Australian business

    trueAdrian Stewart will join Pacific Investment Management Co. in Sydney as executive vice president and head of PIMCO Australia.

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  2. New Zealand Universities' Superannuation taps Russell as consultant

    trueNew Zealand Universities' Superannuation Scheme hired Russell Investments as the Wellington-based, NZ$559 million retirement program's investment consultant.

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  3. AustralianSuper posts 13.9% return for fiscal year

    trueAustralianSuper, the A$75 billion (US$70 billion) Melbourne-based superannuation fund, reported July 4 that the balanced investment option used by the bulk of its more than 2 million members delivered a 13.88% return for its latest fiscal year ended June 30.

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  4. Macquarie adds EMEA distribution head

    trueSteve Haswell joined Macquarie Investment Management as head of distribution for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, said a spokesman.

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  5. AustralianSuper taps Rockspring as partner for European property investments

    trueAustralianSuper hired Rockspring Property Investment Managers as investment manager for the A$75 billion (US$71 billion) Melbourne-based superannuation fund's planned direct investments in office and retail property across continental Europe.

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  6. New Zealand Super's general manager-investments takes on CIO title

    trueMatt Whineray, the general manager-investments for the past six years at New Zealand Superannuation Fund, was named chief investment officer of the NZ$25.5 billion sovereign wealth fund.

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  7. Australia's Future Fund taps CIO as organization's next managing director

    trueDavid Neal, chief investment officer of Australia's A$96.6 billion Future Fund, has been appointed as the next managing director of the Future Fund Management Agency.

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  8. NZ Superannuation Fund stays level with strategic tilts

    trueNew Zealand Superannuation Fund's investment team is working to bring as much science as possible to the art of profiting when capital markets deviate from fair value.

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  9. Future Fund takes unfettered approach

    trueDavid Neal, chief investment officer of Australia's A$97.6 billion (US$90.6 billion) Future Fund, says his fund's absolute-return focus, unfettered by fixed strategic asset allocations or benchmark constraints, could help it clear a challenging return hurdle over the coming decade.

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  10. Make sure investment team and board are in sync, Future Fund CIO says

    trueFuture Fund Chief Investment Officer David Neal has advice for any asset owners contemplating the kind of absolute-return-focused dynamic asset allocation strategy his fund is pursuing: If there’s too big an asymmetry in market knowledge and information between the investment team and the board of ...

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  11. AustralianSuper taps TIAA Henderson Real Estate for London office property

    trueAustralianSuper hired TIAA Henderson Real Estate to manage its push into central London office property.

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  12. AustralianSuper's growth putting pressure on infrastructure firm IFM

    trueThe deep alignment of interests that IFM Investors Pty Ltd. has long maintained it shares with its superannuation fund owners might be fraying.

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  13. New Zealand Superannuation Fund outperforms benchmark by nearly 100 basis points annually over the long term

     

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