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Martin Currie adds leverage to UK closed-end fund

In a sign of a high level of confidence in their ability to beat the market over time, Martin Currie has added a 10 per cent borrowing capacity to its UK-based closed-end ‘global portfolio trust’. The independent board, chaired by

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King back to Sovereign … and a more relaxed lifestyle

Ray King, the veteran asset consultant, has finished up a four-year stint at IOOF, where he had been assisting with its relatively small alternatives portfolio. He will now be concentrating on his private Sovereign Investment Research work and taking more

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New medical fund draws on hands-on experience

With an experienced engineer at the helm, one with a major in ‘mechatronics’ – a blend of mechanical and electronics engineering – and who has spent all his career in medical devices, Australian Unity’s new ‘Future of Healthcare’ fund is

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4D Infrastructure takes proven record to instos

Listed infrastructure manager 4D is looking to widen its distribution reach to include the institutional market as it approaches a five-year track record of strong performance. The boutique, founded by CIO Sarah Shaw and global equity strategist Greg Goodsall in

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Notes on a crisis: why the music could be noisy

Almost all global pension investors expect post-COVID financial markets to follow a ‘W’ path or play an accordion-like tune, a new survey has found. Whatever the shape of the future, it will not be smooth. The study, by UK-based research

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Man sets sights on Asian resurgence with new team

London-based global manager Man Group has launched a high-conviction Asia ex-Japan equities strategy following the recruitment of Andrew Swan from BlackRock and a small team to be based in Sydney and Hong Kong. Swan, who spent the past nine years

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NAB re-wins Suncorp deal it never really lost

NAB Asset Servicing and client Suncorp have signed a new contract for custody and a range of other back and middle-office services following a complicated on-again off-again relationship between the two banks dating back to 2013. The new contract, expected

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