August 23, 2020

Hard-core ESG manager lobs in Australia

Rob Harrison, a well-known marketer of new funds management strategies in both Australasia and the US and Europe, who has been living in New York for several years, is bringing a hard-core ESG manager to Australia and New Zealand. He

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Greg Cantor and Laura Wright

At last: a big fund merger which is a ‘natural’ fit

NGS Super, representing non-government schools, is a natural merger partner with the Sydney-based Australian Catholic Super (ACS), representing catholic schools, aged care facilities, hospitals and other bodies, according to Greg Cantor, the long-time chief executive of ACS, who has been

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Mick Wright-Smith, Paul Nagy, Joe Millward and Will Morgan

Epsilon fund carves out unique position in private debt

After its formation late last year, Epsilon Direct Lending, a boutique manager focusing on a particular part of the burgeoning private debt asset class – the under-served $70 billion mid-market growth and event-driven financing space – is ready to go

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David Sheasby

New ESG report indicates climate change progress

Martin Currie, the global equities manager, has published a new report on ESG issues, which will become a regular publication, complementing the firm’s other papers and client notes related to the subject. The first edition is focused primarily on climate

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Jas Singh, Ajay Parshotam and Ryan Boyd

The future of the actuary is no laughing matter

We’ve all heard plenty of jokes about actuaries. “They’re like accountants but with less personality…” That sort of thing. According to Jas Singh, who works with a lot of actuaries, many of the jokes suggest they are naturally pessimistic. If

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Barry Coates

ESG transparency site heads for $50m switch

New Zealand ethical investing analysis website Mindful Money has channelled about NZ$10 million (A$9.7 million) into its approved KiwiSaver funds over the last 12 months. In a new report published last week, Mindful Money says it “has set a target

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J.P. Morgan on a roll with CareSuper win

Following its re-signing by Telstra Super in July, J.P. Morgan has won the asset servicing business of the $16 billion CareSuper away from incumbent NAB Asset Servicing. Both were competitive tenders, but the latest decision was more of a surprise.

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