March 19, 2021

Ownership change no hindrance to IFAA

The IFAA Group has seen almost immediate success with new business from several sources, notwithstanding its recent acquisition by Auckland-based administration and consulting firm MMC. Neil Harvey, IFAA Group’s managing director, said last week that recent wins for the group

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Australia bucks global trend with active preference

The shift in investor preference for passive over active funds continued in the last two years, but Australian investors were more resistant to the global trend, according to research from Calastone. Calastone’s latest report, ‘Tidal Forces – Can Active Funds Fight

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New competitive landscape over priority and privilege

APRA’s proposed changes to the regulation known as SPS250 will mean all super funds will have to fundamentally challenge the nature of their existing insurance partnerships by widening the notions of priority and privilege. The changes will alter the competitive

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Kalman leaving Equity Trustees for places unknown

Harvey Kalman, the global head of business development for fund services at Equity Trustees and key business driver for many years, has resigned, seeking a new yet-unknown challenge. Kalman, 54, has been with Equity Trustees since January 2000 and for

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… and Impact’s role at the pointy end

The biggest single investment category for major impact investors around the world is climate related, as it is for more general ESG investing. But “true impact investing’ is different. Another global webinar this month focusing on what climate change means

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COP26 preview: what net zero means for investors

Big pension funds are looking to put on a good show prior to policy maker announcements at the increasingly anticipated COP26 United Nations climate change conference in Glasgow starting November 1. The UN PRI and London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG)

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Qld’s BIG merger: it’s now about investments

As Sunsuper and Qsuper took another step forward in their proposed merger last week, the biggest hurdle, negotiating with the Queensland Government, appears to have been cleared. Now for the investments issue. The two funds, one trying to be truly

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