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AXA IM duo to look for new challenges

AXA Investment Managers is losing two senior executives who have been instrumental in marketing the firm’s integrated ESG capabilities in Australia and New Zealand. They are Craig Hurt, former Australian country head, who left last week (September 30), and Matt

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Harvey Kalman

Quoted funds widen managed funds distribution

The launch early in February this year of Australia’s first unlisted fund to be quoted on the ASX, by Magellan group and its administrator, Mainstream, took a while to sink in, not helped by the dislocation caused by the pandemic

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US property debt manager hires for expansion

Pal Sarai, the former senior executive at bfinance who pioneered the establishment of an Australian-based operation for the disruptive manager search and research company, has resigned to join a US-based specialist real estate firm. Sarai was a leading force behind

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$60b KiwiSaver market: who speaks for what

The KiwiSaver market is getting more and more interesting for Australian fund managers, especially those with a wholesale and/or retail distribution capability. It has passed NZ$60 billion after 9 per cent growth in assets in the past year, according to

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Marian Azer

Technology shows its worth in asset allocation

A sample of institutional asset owners and fund managers has confirmed their views on the increasing complexity around both asset allocation and the strategies they design. They also confirmed the increasing importance of technology but expressed annoyance at continuing room

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How visions of the past affect the future

Robert Shiller, Nobel laureate in economics, wrote about stories and images being created around new economic events. COVID-19 has thrown up a sequence of images from the past, pushing governments and central banks into unknown territory. This is the current

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Give me lucky investment managers

by Greg Bright Michael Mauboussin – investment manager, researcher, part-time academic and writer – likes his poker analogies. Investors, too, are players, and luck plays an important part in their success. In fact, with the rising tide of indexing over

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