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Super council of peace as a desperate Government campaigns on super

The Australian Government’s superannuation changes announced on Friday ended rampant speculation and were arguably brought forward to stop accusations of class warfare against the wealthy who felt they were being unfairly targeted. While there was some removal of tax concessions on superannuation income, the introduction of the Council of Custodians of Superannuation, which will be…

Investor Strategy News | 7th Apr 2013 | More
More changes at the top of BlackRock in Australia

If there was ever a funds management merger which was handled badly – and there have been lots – then the worst in recent memory has surely to be that of BlackRock and Barclays Global Investors in Australia. The fallout continues with some new senior staff changes. The head of Australian institutional sales, the 13-year…

Investor Strategy News | 7th Apr 2013 | More
Asian Century gets a little closer for the Laowai

Brushing aside concerns about bird flu, 30,000 dead pigs floating down the Huangpu River, which feeds into the majestic Bund of Shanghai, and the possibility of nuclear war with DPRK, the Australian Government has progressed its China dialogue with a view to improving relationships over the long term. The Government last week published its “implementation…

Investor Strategy News | 7th Apr 2013 | More
New recruiter hits Shanghai

Alexander Hughes, the Paris-based global recruitment firm specializing in financial services, has opened a Shanghai office. The office, which is being overseen from Alexander Hughes’ established Hong Kong business, is being established by the firm’s Asia Pacific head of research, Shirley Zu. Zu is a PRC national, born and educated in China, with work experience…

Investor Strategy News | 7th Apr 2013 | More
Asian Funds Passport pilot proposal heading for a decision

The proposed Asia Pacific version of Europe’s UCITS funds, an Asian Funds Passport, was given a positive airing last week at the annual ASIC Forum for industry participants. The regulator’s forum was addressed by Martin Codina, the Financial Services Council’s director of policy, and Catherine Simmons, State Street’s v.p.for regulation, industry and government affairs in…

Investor Strategy News | 31st Mar 2013 | More
  • US public fund CIO pleads guilty to insider trading

    The CIO of the $US6.5 billion Wyoming Retirement Sydney has been placed on “administrative review leave” after pleading guilty to four counts of insider trading, which took place prior to him joining the public sector fund. John Johnson, who became CIO of the fund in 2010, faces up to 20 years in prison. A report…

    Investor Strategy News | 31st Mar 2013 | More
    Storm clouds approaching for Asian property

    The voices among investment commentators who are concerned about Asian property are getting louder and more numerous ahead of three big property IPOs slated for the Hong Kong market and at least one in Singapore. The theory is: the smart money is getting out. The March 30 newsletter from James Gruber, former journalist, analyst and…

    Investor Strategy News | 31st Mar 2013 | More
    Funds signing up for pre-trade after-tax info via GBST’s analyser

    After signing up its first client – AustralianSuper – to its pre-trade Tax Analyser program, trading technology provider GBST is set to bring on board four to five fund managers by the end of this financial year and is already running back data analysis for other big funds like UniSuper. Cbus is another existing client…

    Investor Strategy News | 31st Mar 2013 | More
    Northern Trust, MSCI launch ESG service for emerging markets

    A three-way collaboration between Northern Trust, MSCI and governance consultancy ISS will provide the first emerging markets ESG index for managers and big investors to track or measure themselves against. Northern Trust’s passive funds management arm has a corresponding fund for the new MSCI Emerging Markets Custom ESG Index, which was announced in London last…

    Investor Strategy News | 31st Mar 2013 | More
    Registrations close soon for IO&C Conference in Shanghai

    Registrations for the Investment Operations & Custody Conference – World’s Best Practice – taking place in Shanghai, April 29-30, close on April 17.  A total of 28 speakers and panelists are confirmed in the latest draft Agenda, available at: www.www.ioandc.com The conference, the first of its kind in the region, follows the new format of…

    Investor Strategy News | 31st Mar 2013 | More
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