Ryan Rupp French

Digital assets a ‘real institutional investment’

In what a specialist consultant and Bitcoin trading firm, Goldbaum & Partners, sees as the development of an emerging asset class in ‘digital assets’, there may well be a challenge to the characteristics exhibited over the years by gold. It

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New powers for APRA: the danger for super funds

comment by Greg Bright There’s a reason that the big APRA-regulated super funds didn’t get hauled over the coals by the banking royal commission. They didn’t have anything to hide. The profit-for-member funds were unscathed compared with banks, quasi banks

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Alex Vyonkur

As it passes $50b: here’s the state of the ETF market

ASX-listed exchange-traded funds and exchange-traded products, such as actively managed listed funds, have become a phenomenon in the past few years, after a slow start. The latest rankings show that smaller organisations are competing well against the world’s largest fund

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Mark O'Hare

Europe’s alternatives defy economic gloom

The European alternative assets market is thriving despite a general air of gloom descending on the increasingly fractured continent, according to a new report from global hedge fund research house Preqin. Mark O’Hare, Preqin founder and chief executive, says in

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Rob Arnott

If we’re in a bubble, look for anti-bubble investments

Investors have long worried about ‘bubbles’ and ‘busts’. But there are also stocks which could be termed ‘anti bubble’. In its latest client note, Research Affiliates, the US-based smart-beta specialist, which opened an office in Melbourne last year, the authors,

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