February 9, 2020

Lachlan Allardice

Sargon saga prompts likely fund admin shake-up

by Greg Bright OneVue, the largest third-party retail unit registry provider in Australia, last week announced a takeover of its major advisory client, Madison Financial Group. Meanwhile, Link Group has strengthened its funds admin team with a senior hire from

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Mark Robertson, Emma Halley and Divyesh Bhana

Why ‘multi-strategy’ looks good in a toppy market

by Greg Bright It’s difficult for investment managers right now. Most equity markets are fully valued, as are fixed income markets. In the fixed income and credit markets, the outlook is challenging. How can you have negative interest rates? So,

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David Braga

How BNP Paribas is developing a partnership culture

Asset servicing firms have always invested a mind-boggling amount of money into technology. Their big institutional investor clients have not always appreciated that time and money, though, it has to be said. But in the past two-three years, the interests

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Craig Roodt

APRA ‘heatmap’ prompts more industry questions

by Wietske Blees* APRA’s ‘heatmap’ of MySuper performance numbers, published for the first time in December, will highlight the importance of investment implementation, experts have warned. The contentious move from the regulator will be discussed at a major industry conference

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Anthony Kerwick

Venture managers to focus on toppy world markets

With both equities and fixed income markets looking like they are heading for a major correction pretty soon, the 17th annual AVCJ Private Equity and Venture Forum in Sydney, March 3-5, will be looking at how alternatives can protect super

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Tina Radovic

How to integrate ESG with fixed income strategies

For many super funds fixed income portfolios can be their poor cousins in terms of integrating hard-fought ESG principles. A recent study looks at how funds can go about amalgamating ESG and fixed income. John Streur, the chief executive of

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Andrew Lockhart

Metrics to expand into NZ market

Corporate loan and credit specialist Metrics Credit Partners has set sights on the NZ market with an Auckland office due to open shortly. Andrew Lockhart, Metrics managing partner, said last week that the move was a response to high demand

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Ross Israel

Aussie Super, QIC back sustainable infrastructure

AustralianSuper and QIC have become part of a select group of financial backers in an American funds manager which specialises in ‘sustainable’ infrastructure projects. The manager, Generate Capital, has secured a total of US$1.5 billion in a recent raising. Other

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Kirby Rappell

What Coronavirus means for funds: it’s not good

SuperRatings, the research house, said over the weekend that super funds had a positive start to 2020, with the median balanced option returning 1.9 per cent in January, driven predominately by gains from Australian and International shares. But, the Coronavirus

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