Metrics takes out top award among alternative managers

Metrics Credit Partners, just a sleepy institutional fund manager in the credit space a few years ago, celebrated its dramatic expansion in the retail sector last Thursday night (September 10). Having raised record sums for its LICs, including a raising

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Advisors get tech savvy with Moneysoft ‘fact find’

Fortnum Private Wealth, Count Financial and Link Advice – licensees in the wholesale financial advice space – will roll out Moneysoft’s digital ‘fact find’ service over coming months, as they move to automate the advice process. It’s all about improving

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Steven Semczyszyn, Zehrid Osmani and Kimon Kouryialas

HESTA appoints Martin Currie for new partnership

Martin Currie Investment Management has formed a partnership for international equities with HESTA, the $52 billion health and related industries super fund. The partnership is to oversee and deliver on a long-term horizon, which is becoming an increasing trend with

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Murray Brewer calls it a day… for now

Murray Brewer finally departed T. Rowe Price last Friday (August 28), having established the global manager’s presence in Australia 14 years ago. His resignation period was a long one – first announced late last year. But now comes the good

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Capital throws a curve ball at portfolio construction

Capital Group has an interesting suggestion: why not turn the standard portfolio construction view for investors on its head? Why not reverse the traditional beta-heavy core and alpha-seeking satellites of the portfolios of most big super funds? The global manager

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Mark Delaney

Funds and WIS flex their muscles over indigenous rights

Rio Tinto, a global resources company which has both an Australian lineage and an Australian supply base, has started a war, perhaps unintentionally, with big super funds and a large proportion of the broader community following the company’s destruction of

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Business news readership soars under lockdown

A report by media research group the Nielsen Company following Australia-specific data collection shows there has been a significant spike in readership of business and finance news and commentary online, and also share-trading access to online investor tools, since the

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Margo gets the band back together at SuperFriend

Commonwealth Superannuation Corp, the Federal Government’s $50 billion fund which accounts for 11 sub-funds and a total of 730,000 members, has become a ‘partner’ with the industry’s major mental health body, SuperFriend. There is no better time than now for

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