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Fink calls for proxy power to the people

Larry Fink wants to make capitalism a force for good. A new proxy advice initiative could be one step in the right direction. Stakeholder capitalism is not about politics,” writes BlackRock CEO Larry Fink in his 2022 letter to CEOs.

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Age begets wisdom in funds management: Study

Chalk one up for the old guys: a new study has found that, where funds management is concerned, age is correlated with both performance and persistence. “The most consistent result from our estimates of the cross-sectional relationship between manager characteristics

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Frontier wins GESB contract

Frontier Advisors has nabbed a contract with Western Australia’s Government Employee’s Superannuation Board (GESB). Frontier Advisors has won a $12.2 million multi-year contract with GESB, replacing incumbent consultant JANA Investment Advisers. Frontier will provide “tailored investment advice to help the

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Bronte Capital bends short books to Aussie ‘crooks’

Bronte Capital CEO John Hempton believes the ASX is a target-rich environment for short sellers, and that a potentially imminent “post-bubble environment” will bring better days for the fund. It’s been a tough few years for Bronte Capital, which –

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Proxy advice reforms savage investor outcomes: Morningstar

Josh Frydenberg’s unilateral changes to proxy advice regulation look increasingly unjustifiable. The question that remains is why they were forced through in the first place. The changes, rammed through in late 2021 using regulations powers, will make it nearly impossible

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ASIC narrows super ‘insider trading’ investigation

ASIC’s investigation into potential “insider trading” at a number of superannuation funds appears to be approaching its end – but the issue seems far from settled. Accusations of “insider trading” at some of Australia’s largest super funds were first made

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Douglass sticks to his guns after horror 2021

After a hellish close to 2021 that saw the departure of one of Magellan’s largest institutional clients, the pressure will be on for Hamish Douglass to do what he says he won’t: prioritise the short-term. The closing months of 2021

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Frontier wins GESB contract

Frontier Advisors has nabbed a contract with Western Australia’s Government Employee’s Superannuation Board (GESB). Frontier Advisors has won

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