The ‘fallen angels’ of fixed income as a factor

When we speak of factors in the institutional investment world, we tend to think about equities investing. But fixed income and credit investing also have their factors. There are just not as many of them. Importantly, though, they can still

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Amundi links with Asian investment bank for climate change financing

The climate finance investment gap is limiting the integration of climate change for companies and the financial sector across Asia, jeopardising the success of green finance globally, according to the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and Europe-based fund manager Amundi. The two groups plan to launch this

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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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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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