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Angus Sippe

Schroders restocks multi-asset team

Schroders Australia will bolster its multi-asset team with Angus Sippe set to join as portfolio manager in the September quarter. Schroders deputy head of multi-asset, Simon Stevenson, announced his retirement last week after 13 years with the global investment firm.

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Matt Wacher, Michael Kelly, Tony Cousins and Tim Murphy

Inflation the next bogeyman as the world recovers

by Greg Bright Morningstar Australia and New Zealand presented its view of the world going forward in a webinar last week (June 4) together with that of two funds managers. Several good tips emerged, such as a strong buy on

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Connie Mckeage

IRESS to buy OneVue as Connie gets to take a holiday

IRESS, the listed global financial services software and admin company, is to take over OneVue, the diversified Australian platform, admin and registry company under a scheme of arrangement. The deal gives the expansive IRESS a greater presence in the super

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Alex Lennard and Charalee Hoelzl

What happens next: the world according to Ruffer

In a nutshell, what happens next is likely to be de-globalisation, therefore lower profitability of companies. In the past 10 years, share buybacks have accounted for more than 50 per cent of returns. That phenomenon has halted. Lots of other

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Brendan Burwood

Chant West sells Enzumo… but more to come

Chant West Holdings, the listed company for the Chant West investment research firm, has reached an agreement to sell ‘Enzumo’, a software business which gave Chant West access to the listed market. The buyer is financial planning dealer group Centrepoint

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Kim Ivey

Awards, with hedge funds charity event, to go ahead

The annual Australian Alternative Investment Awards, held in conjunction with Hedge Funds Rock, an important annual fund raiser for a variety of charities, will go ahead on, or near, the pre-ordained date of September 10. Given the crisis, this year’s

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Harry Moore and Liz Hastilow

First Sentier boosts firepower for overseas growth

First Sentier, the former Colonial First State Global Asset Management, has strengthened its international management with the creation of several senior global roles. This follows the acquisition of the manager by Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group last year. The business, under

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Ravi Sriskandarajah and Brian Delaney

Ravi to pick up QIC reins from Brian Delaney

Brian Delaney, a stalwart of the institutional funds management industry and an executive director and global head of client solutions and capital at QIC, has confirmed he will retire at the end of the year. His successor, Ravi Sriskandarajah, who

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