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NAB re-wins Suncorp deal it never really lost

NAB Asset Servicing and client Suncorp have signed a new contract for custody and a range of other back and middle-office services following a complicated on-again off-again relationship between the two banks dating back to 2013. The new contract, expected to be announced this week, lays to rest several years of uncertainty over the relationship,…

Investor Strategy News | 4th Dec 2020 | More
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 all funds. A report published last week by the Thinking Ahead Institute (TAI), the independent…

Investor Strategy News | 20th Nov 2020 | More
How technology is pushing asset servicers to the fore

The job of global custodians is about to get a lot more important as the spread of new technologies takes hold throughout the investment world. A recent paper by Northern Trust’s asset servicing arm ‘reimagines’ the investment world in 2030, looking at what a fully digital world is likely to involve. Over the last decade,…

Greg Bright | 1st Nov 2020 | More
  • Precise Risk in Imprecise Markets

    There are probably few things more certain to glaze the eyes of investors than discussing risk-adjusted returns or efficient frontiers, never mind Sharpe ratios and the like. To be transparent, how many within the industry really focus on these statistics when creating a portfolio? As the momentum shifts away from 60/40 portfolios, the traditional volatility…

    Giselle Roux | 24th Sep 2020 | More
    Finally, a win for retirees

    The ATO delivered some positive news, approving fractional property investment platform Domacom’s’ application to broaden the use of the $300,000 downsizer contribution.

    Drew Meredith | 27th Aug 2020 | More
    Time for alternative investments to shine

    Given the global outlook is clearly one of a high degree of risk, it is surprising that all forms of risk assets seem to continually defy all the negative outlooks. Traditional asset allocations have been heavily tied to equity market growth and the continual decline in risk free interest rates over the past 30 years….

    Michael Armitage | 24th Aug 2020 | More