Investor timeframes diverge in pandemic

Investor time horizons pulled back slightly while corporate capital allocators took a much longer view during 2020, according to a new study. The analysis from institutional think-tank, Focusing Capital on the Long Term (FCLTGlobal), found investor time horizons shrank by

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Regulator finds insto trading lessons from ASX outage

The Australian financial regulator has urged institutional investors trading on the ASX to better prepare for future market blackouts in the wake of a meltdown on the exchange last November. In a new report charting a series of ASX operational

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Resolution keeps AMP Capital for A$29bn mandate

AMP Capital will continue in a A$29 billion investment management gig with Resolution Life after selling down its stake in the insurer last week. According to an AMP spokesperson, there has been “no change to the [Resolution] mandate for AMP

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Aussie allocation creeps up among NZ managers

Local equities fund shops have increasingly allocated to Australian shares over the last four years, a new Mercer NZ analysis has found, partly to ease pressure from ballooning assets under management. The Mercer study of a dozen NZ fund managers

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Shares to offer lukewarm returns in hot times

Dutch asset management giant, Robeco, tips a mainly positive, if subdued, outlook for equities over the next five years but with a high degree of uncertainty ahead in a decade it dubs the ‘Roasting Twenties’. In its new five-year forecast

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S&P uncovers ‘index effect’ disappearing act

Investors looking to arbitrage index ins-and-outs would have seen shrinking rewards for their efforts over the last 25 years based on the findings of a new S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&PDJI) paper. The S&P study found a “structural decline” in

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Cash-loading could sink family office returns

Family office portfolios could see massive underperformance ahead with most well-overweight cash, according to the latest Citi Private Bank global survey of the sector. David Bailin, Citi Global Wealth chief investment officer, said about a third of family offices in

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Settle down: DTCC clears blockchain for T+0 take-off

Global securities trading back-office behemoth Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) has scheduled a live launch of a new blockchain-based settlement system for early next year. The DTCC blockchain – or distributed ledger technology (DLT) – service will enable a

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