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Lai’s new boutique ready for the Year of the Ox

Going it alone is never easy. But it seems that for Dr Joseph Lai, the hardest part of starting his own boutique was picking a name. One candidate was ‘Iora’ – a colourful songbird found across many of the emerging markets that Lai has spent his career investing in. But Lai and his colleagues ultimately…

Lachlan Maddock | 27th Aug 2021 | More
ESG in a worst-case world

The sixth report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has lit a fire under fund managers – literally. The problem is figuring out what they can do about it. “In order to get to any kind of stable climate outcome, we need to reduce emissions, and we haven’t done that yet,” says Pablo…

Lachlan Maddock | 19th Aug 2021 | More
  • A ‘love affair’ with sustainable investing

    Rachel Halpern has gone from corporate cop to an adviser to some of the largest super funds in the country, and brings a “forensic approach” to the risks of Australia’s sustainability boom. “The direction that investors are going in is systems level thinking,” says Rachel Halpern, JANA’s newly appointed head of sustainability. “Methods to ensure…

    Lachlan Maddock | 13th Aug 2021 | More
    Pinnacle’s roadmap for expansion and succession

    ASX-listed Pinnacle Investment Management reported early in the season, on August 4, as those delivering good news tend to do. For shareholders, the news was very good. For the industry, the implications are even better. Over the next few days, shares in Australia’s largest multi-affiliate manager, which oversees the growth and development of 16 affiliated…

    Greg Bright | 13th Aug 2021 | More
  • Nicole Kennedy’s super lesson in career development

    When Nicole Kennedy left school in 2003, she decided to delay studying psychology or sociology at university for a time and got a job instead. Her version of a gap year turned into a career in super. She finds herself, 18 years later, almost five years into the role of head of operational delivery at…

    Greg Bright | 6th Aug 2021 | More
    Mirae deploys for Aussie attack

    Fresh from its sale of a 51 per cent stake in ETF provider BetaShares, Korean asset manager Mirae is preparing for an all-out assault on every segment of the Australian market. The analogy that Kristian Walesby, the new local chief executive of Korea-based Mirae Asset Global Investment, employs for its Australia expansion is that of…

    Lachlan Maddock | 16th Jul 2021 | More