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  • Tilting to Alpha: A Plan of Attack for a Low-Return Environment

    Tilting to Alpha: A Plan of Attack for a Low-Return Environment

    Is it okay to “set and forget”? A plan of attack for a low-return environment.

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  • What happens if Australia loses its AAA rating?

    What happens if Australia loses its AAA rating?

    Putting a price on Australia's AAA rating

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  • Activistist Investing: Good governance, good investments?

    Activistist Investing: Good governance, good investments?

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  • MySuper - Market Trends

    MySuper - Market Trends

    As the dust has now well and truly settled on the MySuper implementation, we take stock on how MySuper defaults have evolved over the last two years.

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  • Beta-Heavy Multi-Asset: Weighing you down?

    Beta-Heavy Multi-Asset: Weighing you down?

    The environment has become challenging for strategies that rely heavily on equity and bond beta as the key source of return.

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  • Align by Design - Steps for Success in Fund Manager Engagement

    Align by Design - Steps for Success in Fund Manager Engagement

    “It is one thing to travel down the river with me; it is another to also share my boat.”

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  • Implications of Brexit

    Implications of Brexit

    The result of the UK’s referendum on its membership of the European Union was a victory for the “leave” campaign.

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  • US election - where are we and what does it mean?

    US election - where are we and what does it mean?

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  • How to be a more opportunistic investor

    How to be a more opportunistic investor

    Opportunistic investing creates governance challenges, particularly for an in-house approach, which should be addressed in advance.

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  • How long can you go? Introducing low-carbon and fossil-free passive equity options.

    How long can you go? Introducing low-carbon and fossil-free passive equity options.

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  • Cutting the 'Gordian Knot'  of Insurance Claim Pursuits

    Cutting the 'Gordian Knot' of Insurance Claim Pursuits

    Mercer Governance & Legal Consulting Specialist Lynda Purcell, considers what every super fund trustee needs to know to minimise reputational risk and avoid potentially expensive legal costs.

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  • Top 10 actions for super providers in 2016

    Top 10 actions for super providers in 2016

    Mercer’s Top 10 themes every super provider needs to know over the coming year.

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  • Results of 2015 Survey of Endowments & Foundations reveals ongoing challenge

    Results of 2015 Survey of Endowments & Foundations reveals ongoing challenge

    34% of respondents want further education on the impact investing opportunities before making decisions.

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  • Successful investors will keep an eye on the long term

    Successful investors will keep an eye on the long term

    Thinking long term is one of four key trends and opportunities shaping the investment environment in 2016.

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  • Why it pays to take a long term investment approach

    Why it pays to take a long term investment approach

    Good governance is crucial yet challenging for Trustees in the Education sector who need to ensure appropriate investment strategies are in place.

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  • Long Term Investing: Putting theory into practice

    Long Term Investing: Putting theory into practice

    Hendrie Koster, Mercer Investment Consultant talks about Long Term Investing: Putting Theory Into Practice. Read article 

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  • Industrial Disaster: Transforming Catastrophe into Opportunity

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  • Manager selection for long term investing

    Manager selection for long term investing

    Performance monitoring though a long-term lens.

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  • Plugging the leaks

    Plugging the leaks

    Many investment funds might be quite surprised to discover just how much drips away through operational inefficiencies and missed opportunities to maximise investment returns.

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  • Sustainable Investment Opportunities

    Sustainable Investment Opportunities

    Potentially attractive returns from sustainable opportunities await the savvy investor as the world transitions to a sustainable, low-carbon economy.

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