Fund managers unite over ‘net zero’

Fund managers are increasingly speaking with one voice on issues around climate change, with at least 143 global firms so far joining the ‘Net Zero Asset Managers’ initiative. Several big ones signed up last week. The Australian signatory managers and

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Milestone succumbs to BNY Mellon

Geoff Hodge, founder and chair of Milestone Group, one of the Australian fintech success stories of the past 20 years, is to finally cash out. BNY Mellon is to acquire the now-global business. The two companies announced the transaction last

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Big investors at tipping point for impact

Just as ESG investing has largely won its battle to convince investors returns don’t suffer, so too is impact investing making progress to the same end. Impact has become institutionalised. According to some of the world’s largest practitioners in the

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Manager selection in multi-sector fixed income

Multi-sector fixed income strategies are looking increasingly attractive as investors grapple with the implications of the global interest rate landscape. Manager selection is not so easy. A client paper by global manager search and research firm bfinance, titled ‘Multi-Sector Fixed

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China becoming its own asset class: China AMC story

It’s difficult enough for big investors to decide on a China strategy, even after they recognise the necessity of having one. And then there’s the throng of implementation options to sift through. In the melee, one China manager stands out:

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Ivey and friends launch global macro boutique

Kim Ivey and friends Alastair Sloan and David Gray, all experienced industry professionals  in the alternatives space, have co-founded a Global Macro strategy through a boutique investment company, Albany Capital. The firm starts with offices in Sydney and London and

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Deals lag the money in region’s PE

Asia and Australia are outstripping most of the rest of the world for growth in private capital raisings. But private equity managers, especially big buyout firms, are finding deals to be slow to bring to fruition. In its first special

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ESG’s unintended consequences

The rapid adoption of ESG strategies, particularly in the wholesale market segment, should prompt a rethink of portfolio construction, according to Janus Henderson Investors. Adding ESG to the mix can cause unexpected tilts. In a global media webinar series last

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Definitive investor guide to governance

The ICGN, arguably the oldest and among the largest investor governance organisations in the world, will next month (July 8) launch a definitive guide to governance for asset managers and asset owners. In the form of a 210-page e-book, titled

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