David Sheasby

New ESG report indicates climate change progress

Martin Currie, the global equities manager, has published a new report on ESG issues, which will become a regular publication, complementing the firm’s other papers and client notes related to the subject. The first edition is focused primarily on climate

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Jas Singh, Ajay Parshotam and Ryan Boyd

The future of the actuary is no laughing matter

We’ve all heard plenty of jokes about actuaries. “They’re like accountants but with less personality…” That sort of thing. According to Jas Singh, who works with a lot of actuaries, many of the jokes suggest they are naturally pessimistic. If

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Barry Coates

ESG transparency site heads for $50m switch

New Zealand ethical investing analysis website Mindful Money has channelled about NZ$10 million (A$9.7 million) into its approved KiwiSaver funds over the last 12 months. In a new report published last week, Mindful Money says it “has set a target

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J.P. Morgan on a roll with CareSuper win

Following its re-signing by Telstra Super in July, J.P. Morgan has won the asset servicing business of the $16 billion CareSuper away from incumbent NAB Asset Servicing. Both were competitive tenders, but the latest decision was more of a surprise.

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Schroders reaches beyond public markets

Schroders has had a good-size presence in Australia for a long time, since the 1960s in fact, with investment banking first, and, more importantly in the past 50-or-so years, funds management. The family controlled British company dates back to the

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Kylie Willment, Graham Rich, Martina Linnenluecke, Joe Fernandes and Rob Prugue

The next big shock: what investors should be doing now

The longer-term risks are well-enough known, according to the speakers at last Friday’s Portfolio Construction Forum (August 14) virtual conference. The problem is they are not getting a lot of attention. COVID-19 is both a wake-up call and a reason

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