[i3] Podcast
[i3] Podcast
Dec 17, 2019
42: TCorp's Greg Cooper - Problems of Public Markets, Active management and Venture Capital
Play • 30 min
Greg Cooper was for many years the Chief Executive Officer for Schroder Investment Management in Australia. More recently, he joined TCorp, the AU$ 93 billion government asset manager for the state of NSW, as chair of the investment committee and non-executive director. We speak with Greg about whether public markets are broken, the state of active management and his interest in the venture capital space. Greg Cooper podcast overview: 1:00 Starting out in actuarial studies 3:00 Focussing on Japanese equities 4:00 Compared to 1986, Japanese equities are still at the same level 5:00 What were some of the highlights of your career at Schroders? 6:50 We’ve moved on from strategic asset allocation 7:55 As a CEO, don’t be afraid of what others think and try to draw out ideas 9:35 Are public markets broken? 11:00 Not having a well-developed VC industry means that a lot of good ideas get starved of capital and eventually go offshore 11:30 Will that change when the effect of QE goes away? 15:00 No investor is entirely passive. 16:30 Passive rose, because active had too large a share, but you can’t have a 100 per cent passive investment market 17:30 Will value-style investing come back? 21:30 You have an interest in fintech and hold a board position at OpenInvest? 25:00 Joining the TCorp board and chairing the investment committee
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