In person: the 2021 Chant West Awards

Chant West’s 2021 Super Fund Awards will be held, live and in person, at the Ivy Ballroom in Sydney on the evening of May 26, it was announced last week. The Chant West Awards, an important black-tie event in the

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Frontier looks at hedges against climate change

In the face of a surge of interest among institutional investors in the carbon management of their portfolios, asset consultancy Frontier has explored ways asset owners can take a top-down approach to carbon exposure to work with more obvious bottom-up

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TCorp changes build on ‘total portfolio approach’

NSW Treasury Corporation, the state government’s $105 billion investment management offshoot, has commenced a restructure among its investment professionals, with 12 positions recently being advertised. The positions, which report up to previously announced heads of department, have been posted in

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NAB set to win big Qld fund business

NAB Asset Servicing is expected to be confirmed as the asset servicing partner of the combined LGIAsuper and Energy Super following competitive pitches between the incumbents of both funds. Thomas Murray was adviser to the new $20 billion fund. The

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Fullgoal joins the 3PD fold for Australasian distribution

Fullgoal Asset Management, one of China’s first fund managers to attract offshore shareholders, is widening its international distribution base. It has joined with third-party marketing firm 3PD for Australasia. A subsidiary of Shanghai-based Fullgoal Fund, which was established in 1999

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Mantis Funds sprouts from its Dalton Street acorn

Mantis Funds, Australia’s latest multi-affiliate manager, launched last year by Timothy Cheung and Damien Hatfield, has strengthened its governance alongside its fund manager portfolio. Rodney Green, a founder of what is now known as Pacific Current Group, a pioneer in

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How a couple of tweaks can help retirees in equities

Even a passive portfolio consisting entirely of Aussie equities can provide some of the defensive and yield-bearing characteristics that retirees usually need with a couple of smart-beta-type tilts. The latest short research note from Parametric, the implementation-focused manager, examines what

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… as Hyperion bags three Morningstar awards

Hyperion Asset Management is Morningstar’s ‘Fund Manager of the Year’ as well as the top Australian large and small-cap manager, it was announced at the annual awards gathering on Friday night (February 26). A contender with Morningstar for the past

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