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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Harvey Kalman

Kalman ups the ante in offshore distribution

Harvey Kalman, the long-time head of sales and business at Equity Trustees, has taken back all international responsibilities to cater for fund managers and other institutions looking for Australian trustee and admin services, as well as for Australian firms looking

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J.P. Morgan increases lead in custody share

Even though almost all asset services firms suffered declines in their assets under custody in Australia in the six months to June, J.P. Morgan managed to strengthen its position relative to the rest of the pack. It will increase this

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Perennial private companies fund seeking $125m

A year after it launched its first private companies fund – the ‘Perennial Private-to-Public Opportunities Fund’ – Perennial Value Management is set to launch a second similar closed-end fund for wholesale investors. The ‘Perennial Private-to-Public Opportunities Fund No.2’ will open

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Hard-core ESG manager lobs in Australia

Rob Harrison, a well-known marketer of new funds management strategies in both Australasia and the US and Europe, who has been living in New York for several years, is bringing a hard-core ESG manager to Australia and New Zealand. He

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Greg Cantor and Laura Wright

At last: a big fund merger which is a ‘natural’ fit

NGS Super, representing non-government schools, is a natural merger partner with the Sydney-based Australian Catholic Super (ACS), representing catholic schools, aged care facilities, hospitals and other bodies, according to Greg Cantor, the long-time chief executive of ACS, who has been

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Mick Wright-Smith, Paul Nagy, Joe Millward and Will Morgan

Epsilon fund carves out unique position in private debt

After its formation late last year, Epsilon Direct Lending, a boutique manager focusing on a particular part of the burgeoning private debt asset class – the under-served $70 billion mid-market growth and event-driven financing space – is ready to go

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