October 21, 2018

Michael Anderson calls it quits at MSCI

After 17 years at MSCI and having established the office in Australia, Michael Anderson has decided to take a long holiday and look for new opportunities. He finished up last Friday. When he started in 2001 in Australia MSCI was

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Time to look at costs in emerging markets

Emerging markets are not flavour of the month right now, due to several factors including the trade war between the US and several other countries, particularly China. The emerging markets also had a great run post the global financial crisis,

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Why Alphinity is putting more ‘E’ into its new ESG fund

While some big funds are increasingly creating headlines through their exclusions of so-called ‘sin stocks’, such as tobacco or fossil-fuel producers, individual investors are demanding even more action, according to Stephane Andre, one of the principals of boutique equities manager

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How to set a property portfolio for a defensive position

Heitman, the US-based private real estate equity and debt investor, has recently financed the purchase of an office building in Brisbane’s up-and-coming Fortitude Valley. It is now in deep analysis over another property in a similar area. The big property-orientated

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Janus Henderson road trip with alternatives

Janus Henderson Investors took its merged team on the road for the first time last week with two of its most senior alternatives managers, David Elms and John Fujiwara meeting up in Australia. David Elms, the London-based head of diversified

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Trust slump bottoms out… perhaps

Trust in the financial system at the advisor level had halved in the run-up to the Royal Commission, according to research by CoreData, but is starting to come back. Similarly, flows into industry funds, which had doubled, are moving back

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Big plans for Deutsche’s new TraCRs

Chi-X and Deutsche Bank are hopeful of having between 25-50 US stocks on their new TraCRs system for Australian investors within the next 12 months, following last week’s launch of five securities and immediate plans for a further five by

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