Funds management


The state of net zero investment

Australia has all the potential ingredients to attract investment across the economy necessary to achieve a vibrant, net-zero emissions economy by 2050. This report demonstrates how Australian institutional investors are acting on climate risk and opportunities.
Working paper

Agency theory and financial planning practice

This paper compares and contrasts mainstream agency theory with financial planning practice in Australia. It appears to be the first attempt to do so. It extends an influential mainstream contribution to the literature on agency theory and then uses this extension, in conjunction with other...

Risk management and climate change: the role of the financial services sector

The funds management and superannuation sectors could potentially play a role in providing additional information on long-term climate risks through their investments. However, current incentive structures, which focus on the short-term performance of fund and investment managers, have potentially limited sustainability factors investment decisions.