Australian Superannuation

Best Superannuation Paper 2016

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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. 

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