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Greg Bright

Consulting Publisher

Greg has worked in financial services-related media for more than 30 years. He is a former economics writer for the Sydney Morning Herald and assistant editor and business editor for the Australian Financial Review. Greg has founded many magazines, newsletters and conferences in the funds management industry. Titles he has launched include: Super Review, Investor Daily, IFA, Investor Weekly, Investor Supermarket, SMSF Magazine, the Blue Book, Investment Magazine, I&T News, Professional Planner, Top1000Funds.com, IO&C News, Investor Strategy News and New Investor.

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Ninety One bond index a first in net zero action

Global manager Ninety One has launched an index for sovereign bond investors which provides an independently verified assessment of alignment with the Paris Agreement on net zero. A feature of the index, the first of its kind, is that its inclusion of all major emerging markets, many of which are most impacted by both climate…

Greg Bright | 28th Oct 2021 | More
Australia’s role in Martin Currie emerging markets journey

There’s perhaps only one thing more satisfying for the business people who run big funds management firms than organic growth, and that’s to reward the trust of long-term clients. Around the 10th anniversary of the Martin Currie Global Emerging Markets team, three of the crucial players behind the success of the strategy have reflected on…

Greg Bright | 28th Oct 2021 | More
PRI award for NZ Super’s hate speech campaign

The New Zealand Superannuation Fund has taken out the PRI ‘Stewardship Initiative of the Year’ award for its campaign against Facebook, Alphabet and Twitter to monitor and delete hate speech. The award, handed down on October 20 at the organisation’s annual conference produced from London, followed the action taken by the NZ$59.8 billion, as of…

Greg Bright | 22nd Oct 2021 | More
Trustees take the gloves off over ESG

Events of the past two years have led to many changes. In the investment world, perhaps none is more apparent than a new level of activism by pension funds. Managers and investee companies beware. At a plenary session at last week’s PRI Digital Conference (October 18-21), ‘Fund Governance for the Next Generation’, representatives of three…

Greg Bright | 22nd Oct 2021 | More
How ‘impact’ can fit with public markets

Definitional concerns surrounding ESG have waned in the past few years. They are now mostly about measurement and standards. But what about impact investing? It looks like the new battle ground. Driven largely by the growing power of climate action forces, rising during the pandemic to a tidal wave of consumer, political and investor might,…

Greg Bright | 22nd Oct 2021 | More
  • Pockets of leadership ahead of COP26

    Usually restrained fund managers are venting their frustrations with governments and companies over climate inaction. The rebukes get louder as COP26 gets closer. Martin Currie, a global equities house with about $9 billion in Aussie shares, has made its position clear on what it would like to see come out of the Glasgow meetings for…

    Greg Bright | 22nd Oct 2021 | More
    Brown spinning, net zero and equality

    While the weight of global retail investment flows has swung behind climate-related themes in the past two years, that is not the case in all countries. Take a large developing nation such as South Africa for example. Ninety One, the listed global fund manager with a range of asset strategies and a long pedigree in…

    Greg Bright | 22nd Oct 2021 | More
    State Street’s structural shift to country CEOs

    After a lengthy search, State Street has appointed a country head for Australia as part of a progressive restructure designed to move away from a business unit focus to a more holistic approach. Tim Helyar has been recruited from J.P. Morgan, where he has spent the past 18 years, most recently as head of fund…

    Greg Bright | 22nd Oct 2021 | More
    Perpetual takes out Zenith top funds award

    Perpetual Asset Management Australia won three categories in last Friday’s annual Zenith Partners awards, including the top ‘Fund Manager of the Year’. In the other major categories, Fidante Partners picked up the ‘Distributor of the Year’ and Eiger Capital the ’Rising Star’ award. ClearBridge Investments effectively received two awards, that for ‘Infrastructure’, while the firm’s…

    Greg Bright | 15th Oct 2021 | More
    How New Forests helped globalise an asset class

    When David Brand launched New Forests in Sydney in 2005, only 10 per cent of the global forestry asset class resided outside the US and the largest investor was America’s Hancock Natural Resources Group. Now, Hancock, a subsidiary of Manulife Investment Management, is still the largest forestry investor in the world, but Australia’s New Forests…

    Greg Bright | 15th Oct 2021 | More
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