Aberdeen Asset Management

Investment Strategy

Advance shakes up managers

BT Financial Group subsidiary Advance Asset Management has removed Colonial First State Investments from the manager line-up for its $550-million Australian Fixed Interest Multi-Blend Fund and awarded new mandates to AMP Capital Investors and Aberdeen Asset Management. Portfolio manager for fixed interest and cash at Advance Asset Management, Ron Mehmet, says the review of the […]
Investment Strategy

Future bright for fixed-income professionals

Stuart Dear is at a famed Sydney restaurant trying not to appear too happy. The Aberdeen Asset Management portfolio manager is part of team that manages $14.5 billion in Australian bonds and is ranked number one by Morningstar. Aberdeen’s current 11-person team has over 10 years delivered a 7.2-per-cent annual gross return, according to Morningstar’s […]
Investment Strategy

Funds wary of costs amid disclosure push

Some who are responsible for managing part of Australia’s $1.8 trillion funds under management say they already are transparent on their investments and believe caution should be exercised to ensure costs don’t outweigh the benefits of disclosure. “We’re happy to disclose each and every one of our investments,” says Sam Sicilia, chief investment officer of […]
Investment Strategy

Shorten’s pitch: the new super bargain

  Bill Shorten In one year’s time, Bill Shorten, the new Minister for Financial Services, aims to see new superannuation legislation signed into black letter law. He fleshed out an ambitious reform agenda – covering the push for a 12 per cent superannuation guarantee, to remove conflicted remuneration structures and restore consumer confidence in the system – […]
Hedge Funds

Shorten's pitch: the new super bargain

  Bill Shorten In one year’s time, Bill Shorten, the new Minister for Financial Services, aims to see new superannuation legislation signed into black letter law. He fleshed out an ambitious reform agenda – covering the push for a 12 per cent superannuation guarantee, to remove conflicted remuneration structures and restore consumer confidence in the system – […]
Investment Strategy

Chris Cuffe’s Christmas cheer

Chris Cuffe’s Third Link Growth Fund outperformed its benchmark by 23.7 percentage points in the year to November, lifted its funds under management by 75 per cent and was able to pay over to charities about $40,000 a month via his association with the Social Ventures Australia (SVA) group.
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