April 26, 2020

Ian Fryer and Brendan Burwood

Chant West Awards: the show goes on

What better year than this for Chant West to adopt a ‘sustainability’ theme for its super fund Awards night, going ahead on May 14, via livestream. It’s actually in the daytime, too. So, no need for a black tie or

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Sean Cookson

Class actions getting hot as FRT expands

The investable world of class actions is hotting up. Just as one big administrator, Goal Group, established an Asia Pacific office in Melbourne last month, now another big firm, Financial Recovery Technologies, has recruited father and son Brian and Lachlan

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Ian Perkins and Phil Fileppelis

Perkins and Filippelis depart BNP, BNY Mellon

Two senior marketers have left their firms this month, Ian Perkins at BNP Paribas Securities Services and Phillip Filippelis from BNY Mellon Investment Management, both based in Sydney. Neither was free to comment last week. Perkins had been with BNP

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Mark Kritzman

MIT and State Street debunk private equity ‘myth’

The prestigious MIT Sloan School of Management, with the assistance of State Street, has produced a paper which questions long-held assumptions about the true volatility of private equity investments. It is particularly relevant right now when some big investors are

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Edward Huynh

Coronavirus lays bare differences in multi-asset funds

While multi-asset strategies have gained popularity in recent years, mostly due to Schroders’ success in Australia and internationally, they are not all the same. Morningstar has produced a report to help investors choose an appropriate multi-asset manager. The Morningstar report

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Kunal Kapoor

… as Morningstar buys Sustainalytics

by David Chaplin Morninstar, formerly a minority shareholder in the world’s largest ESG research house, Sustainalytics, has bought the whole company for an extra A$300 million. The deal gives Morningstar a leg-up into the institutional space, which has been a

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Flexibility the key for super funds – SS&C

A recent client note from the big global technology company SS&C says there is a growing need for “flexibility, agility and resiliency” in both technology and operating models. While this might seem, at first glance, an obvious statement, it probably

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