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Mans Carlsson-Sweeny

Ausbil steps up with ESG action

Ausbil Investment Management has become the first Australian company to sign the landmark ‘Investor Declaration on Plastic Pollution’. The global declaration pledges to find solutions to the worldwide problem through corporate commitments, programs and policies. Måns Carlsson-Sweeny, the head of ESG research

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Rob Adler

New trends impacting shareholder class-action recovery

by Greg Bright In the rapidly developing world of class actions, involving recovery of losses by investors and other affected parties, recent trends are impacting the industry. Here are some of them. With more cases being brought before the courts,

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David Coogan, Ken Marshman, Michael Dundon and Naomi Edwards

Fund mergers: the good, the bad and the ugly

by Greg Bright Ken Marshman, the independent chair of Rest, called them the ‘matchmaker’, ‘the fiancé’ and ‘Muriel’. They are three people who have been involved in no less than 13 super fund mergers. In the current climate, their experiences

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Backoffice business builds blockchain bible

Global financial market infrastructure firm Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) has laid out a chapter-and-verse governance model for the nascent blockchain universe. In a just-published white paper produced with consultancy giant, Accenture, DTCC establishes eight commandments for running ‘permissioned’

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Liam Mason

Regulator puts custody on the backburner in NZ

by David Chaplin* Later this year, probably, the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) of New Zealand will release the findings of a long-awaited review of the country’s custody sector. Securities servicing, as it should be known, has been long neglected by

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Reece Birtles

It’s time to pound the table for value

Value will come back. It must do. It’s the most persistent of styles, dating back to the research of Benjamin Graham in the 1930s. Its underperformance cannot go on much longer. Surely. Reece Birtles, admittedly biased towards the style, provides

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Stanley Fischer

BlackRock’s economic heart-starter plan

by David Chaplin BlackRock has laid out the case for a coordinated fiscal and monetary shock policy to defibrillate the global economy as it struggles to register a pulse. In a paper published last week, the BlackRock Investment Institute argues

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Mans Carlsson-Sweeny

Ausbil steps up with ESG action

Ausbil Investment Management has become the first Australian company to sign the landmark ‘Investor Declaration on Plastic Pollution’. The global

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