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Greg Combet

… as ad campaign strikes a chord in troubled times

Industry super funds are spending at least $19.5 billion on investment projects across Australia as part of a three-year pipeline that will create more than 200,000 jobs. The planned investments were identified as part of a survey of industry super

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Debby Blakey

…and HESTA shows what impact investing can do

Health and community services fund HESTA has backed the development of an innovative ‘village’ providing residential care for sufferers from dementia. HESTA invested $19 million to assist the construction and operation of the ‘Korongee Village’ in Hobart through its ‘Social

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Deepak Gurnani and De Wayne Louis

Axius joins with NY boutique for liquid alternatives

ARP Investments, a New York-based global quantitative manager, has entered the Australian market through a distribution partnership with a Sydney-based placement agent, Axius Partners. The staff-owned ARP is currently raising capital for its liquid alternative strategies, which have proved popular

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David Bryant and Warren Potter

Top-level institutional investor moves

David Bryant formally entered the Mercer stable last week as chief executive for Australia and Pacific zone leader in a move announced this March. He has a mandate to “advance the firm’s leadership position across Australia and New Zealand”, according

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Bill Bovingdon and Joanna Douglas

Green bond market to be boosted by first managed fund

Australia’s $20 billion green bonds market is coming of age, having spawned the first managed fund dedicated to the asset sub-class. Australian Unity launched an institutional-grade unlisted unit trust last month, managed by its in-house cash and fixed interest team

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Andrew Mathewson, Kim Catechis and Kimon Kouryialas

Crisis accelerates big shift in emerging markets index

While China has been a standout country for the adoption of online consumer purchases for several years, the trend has accelerated during COVID-19 and other emerging markets, such as Brazil, have taken a “huge leap forward”, according to Martin Currie.

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