Aussie pension funds move into liquid alternative strategies

A popular approach in US and Europe, now Australian schemes are taking note


As stock markets have rallied, and returns on equities have been squeezed, superannuation funds – which provide retirement provisions for millions of Australians – have systematically been reducing their tactical allocation to the asset class. The problem has been where they can put their money instead, and here alternative investment structures seem to be showing a resurgence.

"We have been overweight in growth assets – in particular equities – for a number of years in our risk funds, which

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Uncharted waters

How pension plans can better equip themselves for a period of economic upheaval. By Matthew Seymour, RiskFirst, a Moody’s Analytics Company

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