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BNP notches more wins from NAS

BNP Paribas’ securities services division has done well for itself in the NAB Asset Servicing feeding frenzy, adding a fistful of managers and insurers to its platform in addition to its big Insignia Financial win.

Lachlan Maddock | 1st Mar 2024 | More
Industry veterans scrutinise manager fees to fix super’s ‘shadow equilibrium’

Jefferson & Shea Analytics will bring a new fee benchmarking service to Australia to get super funds a better deal from their external managers. The good managers will like it – the bad ones won’t.

Lachlan Maddock | 25th May 2023 | More
ANZ fund admin outed as big back-office prize

The biggest NZ funds management administration gig could be up for grabs with the $33 billion ANZ Investments understood to be exploring outsourcing options.

David Chaplin | 24th Apr 2023 | More
  • Big departures in custody world

    BNP Paribas is to lose its head of securities services for Australia and New Zealand and State Street is losing three senior executives in unrelated developments which emerged last week. David Braga, the chief executive of BNP Paribas Securities Services, Australasia, has resigned and will leave the organisation at Christmas. He is currently continuing at…

    Greg Bright | 3rd Dec 2021 | More
    Data dearth bites ESG investors

    While ESG is on the radar of most Australian institutional investors, none of them believe it’s currently necessary to what they do. While that’s starting to change, a lack of hard data stands in the way. Currently, none of the Australian institutional investors surveyed by BNP Paribas for its Global ESG Survey believe that ESG…

    Lachlan Maddock | 17th Sep 2021 | More
    Custodians prove their worth on ESG

    As investment managers turn their eyes to the reputational risks of ESG, the custodians that support them have a responsibility to do the same, according to BNP Paribas Securities Services. “Underneath the whole challenge of ESG, as our clients are looking what it means to be an investor and holding all of those investments, the…

    Lachlan Maddock | 10th Sep 2021 | More
  • Baker hands Sentinel reins to Tricia Nguyen

    Tricia Nguyen, a principal of Mercer, has been promoted to head of Mercer Sentinel following the move by Peter Baker to a part-time role with the business. The changeover had been planned for some time. Nguyen, who became a principal of the group on joining Mercer Sentinel in 2015, said that her move was part…

    Greg Bright | 16th Apr 2021 | More
    WA’s $5.3b insurer reviews asset servicing

    The Insurance Commission of Western Australia (ICWA) is undertaking a review of its asset servicing contract, currently with BNP Paribas Securities Services. The review is being undertaken with advice from JANA Investment Advisers, overseen by senior consultant Jo Leaper, who heads up operational consulting. Julie O’Neill, ICWA’s CIO, is overseeing the process from the client’s…

    Greg Bright | 9th Apr 2021 | More