March 8, 2020

Ironbark working on multi-asset SMA

Ironbark Asset Management, the third-party marketing and multi-affiliate manager, is working on an SMA with a wealth advisory firm, concentrating on a multi-asset strategy. Ironbark Asset Management will be the RE. Ironbark, which represents assets of about $2.9 billion in

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Big trends in bonds and credit allocations

Institutional allocation to global fixed income strategies has been rising in recent times, according to the latest research rep[ort from Foresight Analytics, an Australian-based specialist investment research firm. “Yield-based” strategies have stood out, while other manager performances have been “mixed”.

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IFAA gets Kiwi partner for new growth phase

MMC, the Auckland-based administration and consulting firm, has acquired about half of the equity in Brisbane-based super fund administrator IFAA. MMC says it is a “passive” investment and that future technological synergies will flow both ways across the Tasman. IFAA

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Big super funds get behind venture

by Greg Bright Venture capital used to be the “red-headed step child” of the investment industry, an annual private equity and venture industry conference was told last week. Sheridan Lee, a long-time third-party marketer for both mainstream and alternative managers,

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Jane Caro wows the crowd at Women in Super events

Mavis would have been proud of Jane Caro, the writer and documentary maker, last week, when she delivered stirring speeches at the annual ‘Mavis Robertson International Women’s Day’ events held by Women in Super. Caro managed to make even the

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Global small-cap manager investing in change

EAM Investors, a San Diego-based global small and micro-cap specialist manager, is looking to capitalise on the “innovation, disruption and re-invention” happening in the corporate world, especially in the small-cap space. “We’re looking for change in a company at the

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UK lags Australia and NZ on ESG investing processes

Scottish Widows has created a specialist responsible investment team to monitor sustainable activity across its range of funds. Unlike Australian and New Zealand funds, which tend to integrate ESG functions into their overall investment processes, UK funds more often outsource

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