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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 Capital” post the agreement to offload its over 19 per cent holding in the life…

David Chaplin | 5th Nov 2021 | More
Phillips reimagines investment data

Ben Phillips has left Casey Quirk, the specialist funds management consulting arm of Deloitte, after 13 years with the business. He has taken a role blending new technologies with investment data on a grand scale. The role, as head of asset management for ‘Global Advisory Services’ with fintech giant Broadridge Financial Solutions, aims to build…

Greg Bright | 5th Nov 2021 | More
  • Big investors demand more, more, more

    An investor wish list shows how much we’re getting wrong. But it’s a long road to getting things right. One on one, big investors are usually loathe to suggest that governments could be doing more on decarbonisation, regardless of how true – and obvious – that statement is. Allow them to comment anonymously and that…

    Lachlan Maddock | 5th Nov 2021 | More
    Making factors work in Aussie equities

    While factor investing has been taken up globally, it’s seen slower pickup in the highly concentrated Australian equity market. That’s starting to change. The success of traditional active management is mostly due to its exposure to the most common factors: value, momentum, quality, and low volatility. But while factor-based investing has become globally ubiquitous, challenges…

    Staff Writer | 5th Nov 2021 | More
  • Ruffer runs against the bulls

    A profound shift in the investment environment demands a revolution – not an evolution – in thinking, according to Ruffer. It might be the only way to defy gravity. The analogy that Ruffer uses for investor behaviour over the last 40 years is that of crabs. The humble crustaceans evolved to fill their niche from…

    Lachlan Maddock | 5th Nov 2021 | More
    Australia’s David Atkin to take the lead at PRI

    David Atkin is to become the new chief executive of PRI, it was announced in London last night (November 1). He takes up the role on December 10 when fellow Australian Fiona Reynolds departs for home after nine years. Reynolds has just seen out a successful annual PRI conference and is remaining with the organisation…

    Greg Bright | 1st Nov 2021 | More
    IOOF the first to invest in CLO equity strategy

    IOOF has become the first external client for a new strategy from Nassau Private Credit, a US-based specialist global credit manager, with a US$50 million investment. The strategy invests in collateralised loan obligations (CLOs) focusing on ‘control equity’, mezzanine and debt tranches of third-party managed instruments. Nassau Private Credit has been represented in Australia by…

    Greg Bright | 29th Oct 2021 | More
    Investor Strategy News appoints Lachlan Maddock as editor

    The premier newsletter in the institutional investment market space, Investor Strategy News (IS|N), has appointed Lachlan Maddock as editor, effective today. He replaces newsletter industry veteran and IS|N founder Greg Bright who will become Consulting Publisher across The Inside Network publications, and be a regular contributor. Bright, who founded IS|N a decade ago to fill a…

    Staff Writer | 28th Oct 2021 | More
    Hedge Funds Rock rocks again

    The Australian Alternative Investment Awards, held in conjunction with the Hedge Funds Rock charity fundraiser, will be proceed in-person this year after last year’s deferral to Covid-19 restrictions. The awards, which recognise the best alternative investment funds and asset managers in the Australian funds management industry, have a new addition in the form of the…

    Staff Writer | 28th Oct 2021 | More
  • 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
    APRA fires latest salvo in super wars

    A significant chunk of super fund advertising could now be on ice, with APRA finding that marketing expenditure could not be shown to have improved members’ financial position. As stapling puts a nail in the coffin of default distribution, many of Australia’s biggest super funds have turned their attention to the dark art of advertising…

    Lachlan Maddock | 28th Oct 2021 | More
    Net-zero go slow frustrates funds

    It’s probably too early to pick the winners in the transition to net-zero. But the lack of a solid plan at the Federal level is making things even more complicated. The interest in renewable energy has grown substantially over the past 18 months, and particularly in the leadup to COP26, where world leaders aim to…

    Lachlan Maddock | 28th Oct 2021 | More
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