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A ‘Cambrian explosion’ of assets: why State Street went digital

While institutions are yet to make the jump into cryptocurrencies, State Street’s move to launch its first new division in 40 years shows that a whole new universe of assets is here to stay. “It’s very hard to find somebody that’s neutral about cryptocurrencies,” Nadine Chakar, global head of State Street Digital, told ASI on…

Lachlan Maddock | 17th Jun 2022 | More
ASX retreats from 14-month peak

Market weakens on China tensions, local tech dumped, hot IPO market cooling The ASX200 (ASX:XJO) fell 0.5%, weakening throughout the day as news continued to worsen.  Initially, it was US payment giant PayPal (NYSE:PYPL) delivering a strong earnings result but announcing they would soon be bringing their BNPL offering to Australia in direct competition with Afterpay (ASX:APT). Shares in APT fell 7.0% and the IT…

Investor Strategy News | 6th May 2021 | More
Rosy outlook from GSFM long/short managers

Notwithstanding some macro concerns, particularly around inflation, two of GSFM’s Australian managers – both with long/short strategies – have painted a bright picture for 2021 and beyond for investors. Munro Partners and Tribeca Investment Partners, growth managers which delivered returns of about 18 per cent for their equities long/short funds in 2020, appeared unfazed in…

Greg Bright | 20th Jan 2021 | More
  • Bitcoin: the nonsensical asset that makes sense for now

    When a 25-year-old English fund manager with £21 billion (A$37 billion) under management discloses it had made a sizable investment in bitcoin, it is bound to give the institutionalisation of the crypto currency a big kickalong. This is especially so when the manager regards bitcoin as a potential store of wealth and not an alternative…

    Investor Strategy News | 14th Jan 2021 | More
    ASX down 0.9%, Bitcoin falls 20%

    Blistering start slows, ASX down 0.9%, bond rates higher, Bitcoin falls 20%  After a blistering opening to the year in which the ASX200 (ASX:XJO) added 2.6%, attention once again turned to the economic outlook, sending the ASX200 down 0.9% on Monday.  Every sector but energy weakened, with the IT sector the hardest hit falling 2.2%, Afterpay (ASX:APT) a key detractor down…

    Drew Meredith | 11th Jan 2021 | More
    A Q&A with Luke Laretive

    We are pleased to speak with Luke Laretive of Seneca Financial Solutions this week. Luke Laretive must be one of the most prolific sharemarket writers in the market, filling LinkedIn with insightful weekly insights. Laretive offers a unique view of the industry having started in a full-service broking house before going out on his own…

    Staff Writer | 21st Sep 2020 | More
  • Wild swings, but bitcoin proves its digital mettle

    Like most assets, bitcoin cruised into the new year in 2020, racking up a 44% rise until mid-February. Then, like the stock market, BTC took fright at the extent of the global disaster that Covid-19 rapidly proved to become. But while the S&P 500 index plunged by 33.7% before a floor was (at least temporarily)…

    James Dunn | 13th May 2020 | More