August 9, 2020

John McMurtrie

End of an era at Link Group

by Greg Bright It had to happen, of course, but sometimes when it does it is still a bit of a shock. John McMurtrie, the driving force for nearly 20 years behind what became Link Group, announced last Friday (August

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Carmen Ang

Australia 3rd in world for pension adequacy, NZ 8th

The Netherlands, Denmark, and Australia were ranked as the top three pension systems by country, according to a report from Visual Capitalist analytics company. New Zealand, despite having little in the way of compulsory savings, came in at 8th in

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How big funds are showing their views with new mandates

Big investors seem reasonably sanguine about both their performance during the current market volatility and the outlook for markets generally over the next few months, according to a report by global manager search firm and investment advisor bfinance. The report

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New categories in evolving world of industry awards

The annual Money Management Awards were a bit different this year, as all awards have been. They were virtual, like the others, and they weren’t run, in Money Management’s case in conjunction with the ‘financial planner of the year’ and

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Cassandra Hardman and Michelle Wade

AvSuper appoints new growth manager in portfolio shift

AvSuper has appointed a new global manager, US-Based Hardman Johnston, in a mandate which shifts its portfolio towards the growth end of the spectrum. Hardman Johnston Global Advisors has been one of the best-performing managers in its category for more

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FEAL conference taps into resilience

This year’s FEAL conference theme proved prescient when chosen, what seems a long time ago, in February. The theme was: ‘Resilience: How to Survive and Thrive in a Time of Disruption’. With a bit of luck, the organisation is showing

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Roger Urwin

How big investors can learn from aviation: we need a black box

Investment organisations are not learning from their experience when it comes to improving investment committee (IC) practices and governance, according to new research from the ‘Thinking Ahead Institute’, a not-for-profit member group linked to Willis Towers Watson. The research, ‘Going

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