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Australia's institutions remain wedded to alternatives

Friday, March 08, 2013

Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Damien Hatfield’s Triple AAA Partners’ latest newsletter from Australia, reports on the latest in the annual studies of global pension funds from Towers Watson, also reported on in Opalesque.

From the Australian perspective, the country emerged as the world’s equal second highest in allocations to alternatives assets at 23%, behind Switzerland (30%) and level with Canada. Australia also continues to have the world’s highest allocation to equities (54%) and lowest allocation to bonds (15%).

Australia clocks in as the world’s fourth largest pension fund market ($1,555bn), behind the US, Japan and UK.

News from Australia’s Future Fund on its asset allocation evidences Australia’s continued commitment to alternatives. The end December 2012 briefing showed that alternatives are still in the top three of asset classes for the fund. The February note from Future Fund showed that the $82bn fund returned 12.8% in 2012. Over three year and five year p......................

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