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ANNABELLE DICKSON
Hostplus has ramped up its private equity investments with a commitment of over $1 billion across projects that tackle climate change including a meat alternative.
ELIZA BAVIN
An industry super fund has bumped up its fees on some investment options due to the effects of COVID-19 market volatility.
KANIKA SOOD
The industry fund was a cornerstone investor in an ASX-listed mining stock's $45 million equity raise.
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR
Aware Super has tightened the screens on its socially responsible investment (SRI) option as the $97 billion fund beefs up its ESG credentials, reshuffling investment mandates in the process.
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