WINNER: Centre for International Finance and Regulation
In-House Investment Management: Making and Implementing the Decision
This study examines in-house investment management by asset owners. It specifically focuses on the opinions and approaches of Australian superannuation (pension) funds, drawing on interviews with industry executives. A framework is proposed to assist asset owners to make and implement decisions to manage assets in-house, based on addressing four elements along with checklists of various aspects to consider.
Australian Fund Management Fees: Ideas for institutional investors by Frontier Advisors
In this paper by Frontier Advisors, the authors discuss the most challenging and significant issues related to investment fees. They propose a number of strategies that might help the institutional investor get better value. They also highlight some recent positive outcomes on fund management fees.
How Fee and Return Disclosures Drive Retirement Plan Choice in Australia by ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research
This paper has been authored by ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research. The authors argue that standardized financial product disclosures can reduce welfare losses, support better choices and make comparisons easier. They examine how this prompts efficient switches between retirement plans.
Capacity Management for Institutional Asset Owners by Centre for International Finance and Regulation
This paper examines the management of capacity from the perspective of an institutional asset owner running a multi-asset portfolio. It discusses how asset owners should manage capacity by using their flexibility to choose where and how they invest, in accordance with what best fits their size.
Navigating the Insourcing Trend by Frontier Advisors
Insourcing by institutional asset owners is receiving more and more industry and media attention. In an increasingly competitive environment the growing focus on cost reduction and strategies for differentiation mean insourcing has some appeal. It sounds like the obvious next step for organisations with scale, but there are a range of considerations that require considerable thought.
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