September 15, 2019

William Bohnsack and Michael Block

Negative rates and the big question about market cycle

“I wasn’t very good at school so I missed the class on understanding negative interest rates,” Michael Block, the CIO of the $9 billion Australian Catholics Superannuation Fund, said while interviewing one of his heroes in the fixed income space

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Kim Ivey

Regal takes out top alternative manager award, again

Regal Funds Management, perhaps the king of the Australian hedge fund industry, took out the major ‘Best Alternative Manager of the Year’ award last week – not for the first time. The annual charity/awards night attracted more than 400 people

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Michael Gallagher

A big week for ‘Gal’

Michael (‘Gal’) Gallagher produced a record-breaking AIMA Australia Forum last week – the annual conference for the hedge fund industry – and backed it up with a more personal victory, winning the ‘Contribution to the Australian Hedge Fund Industry Award’

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Matt Christensen

PRI’s record Paris conference, leaders group launch

UN PRI’s annual conference in Paris last week attracted a record 1,700 attendees among asset owners and managers, including nearly 100 from Australian and New Zealand, also a record. It included the formation of an asset owner ‘leaders’ group’. There

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Maple-Brown wins $238m infrastructure spot with ANZ

by David Chaplin ANZ Investments in New Zealand has handed the Australian-based Maple-Brown Abbott (MBA) a newly created global listed infrastructure mandate, seeding the portfolio with NZ$250 million (A$238 million), taking the number of external managers on the ANZ (NZ)

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Mark Steinberg

CFS GAM to rebrand as First Sentier Investors

Colonial First State Global Asset Management today starts the rebranding of its business with the new name First Sentier Investors. This follows the completion of its sale last month to Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation. The new owner is

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Wietske Blees

How enforcement in funds management is on the rise

by Wietske Blees* Regulatory scrutiny around client and investor protection continues to increase, with both the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) sharpening regulations and, critically, enforcement of those regulations. ASIC in particular has

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Michael Gallagher

A big week for ‘Gal’

Michael (‘Gal’) Gallagher produced a record-breaking AIMA Australia Forum last week – the annual conference for the hedge

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