What super funds can learn from the Santiago Principles
POSTED ON: 1 March 2017
By Adrian Orr
There are lessons for the local superannuation industry in how an international collective of sovereign wealth funds is working together to improve their transparency and governance standards.
In this low growth, low yield environment – marked also by increased social and political instability – institutional investors with a long-term mindset bring much-needed discipline and patience to financial markets.
Sovereign wealth funds are one such class of investor; as defined by their public ownership and their pursuit of long-term investment returns to fulfil specified macroeconomic purposes such as intergenerational wealth transfers and fiscal stabilisation.