The real movers and shakers among asset owners

Thanks largely to the mega funds of Japan, China, and Singapore, the Asia Pacific region heads the world in the concentration of the top 100 fiduciary investment organisations. And these funds are increasingly changing the philosophies and investment styles of

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Dalio backs China’s halt on Ant IPO

The investing world was disappointed to see the indefinite cancellation of the Ant Group float, if only because they missed seeing whether a Chinese company could take the mantle for the world’s biggest IPO for the second time. Ray Dalio

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NAB backs up for new State Street compliance service

NAB Asset Servicing has decided to replace its outsourced compliance monitoring and reporting system, MIG 21, which was an offering by State Street Global Exchange, with another State Street-owned service. The shift follows the decision by State Street to discontinue

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Why equities are skew-whiff when the big get bigger

by David Chaplin Stock markets have always been a win-lose situation, but the odds are skewing even further towards a handful of successful companies, according to a new analysis by Australian-based global manager Hyperion Asset Management. In bad news for

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Saving tax sits well with ESG principles and practice

One of the lesser-discussed principles of responsible investing in a growing mass of information about ESG principles and practices, is that investors should adhere to ‘good tax citizenship’. What does this mean for practitioners? Researchers at Parametric, the implementation specialist

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Simpson finds a smooth path for FactSet’s new chief

David Simpson, the first employee in Australia for FactSet, who opened the Sydney office in 1998, has retired from the firm to be replaced by another experienced data and technology executive, Natalia Stansall, who recently finished up at MSCI Inc

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… as ESG product demands are not being met

If not for the pandemic, ESG factors could have been a major trend in hedge fund and private equity investing this year, according to global advisory group EY. Alternatives managers have a way to go to satisfy investor interest in

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Alternatives assets to hit $23 trillion by 2025

Assets in alternative investments are expected to grow by 9.8 per cent a year over the next five years, to hit US$17 trillion (A$23.4 trillion) by 2025, according to the latest research by Preqin, the global alternatives research and data

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Managers queue to catch the quoted funds wave

by Greg Bright Loftus Peak, Australian global equities boutique, has become the second manager to launch a ‘quoted managed fund’. This looks set to become a strong trend in retail distribution, with a host of managers lining up for the

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Benefits from diversity not only about gender

Early research on ethnicity as well as gender by Willis Towers Watson should significantly broaden the discussion about potential economic benefits from improved diversity among boards and management at super funds, corporates and other organisations. In the first public airing

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