acquisitions

Hedge Funds

Super funds reveal merger motivations

Building scale and operational capability, and new regulations are driving the desire for more superannuation fund mergers, according to a recent report by State Street. The paper, ‘Super fund mergers: Benefits, challenges and keys for success’ features a roundtable debate with representatives from institutional super funds Prime Super, AustralianSuper and Media Super, and is contained […]
Hedge Funds

Super fund mergers: benefits, challenges and keys for success

This article is drawn from a State Street paper, ‘Evolving superannuation funds for the future’, which explores the challenges facing the industry today and how it is evolving in response. To download a copy of the full report, see here. Moderator Robert Goodlad, Senior Managing Director, State Street Global Advisors, Australia Panellists Lachlan Baird, Chief Executive Officer, Prime Super Alistair […]
Investment Strategy

Treasury Group’s bold ambitions

It is casual Friday at Treasury Group.  Its chief executive Andrew McGill is sans tie. Still, as befits a former investment banker and private-equity general partner, McGill, 44, has perfectly coiffured hair, cuff links from New Mexico and a black-faced Rolex given to him by his wife. McGill gives off more than a whiff that […]
Investment Strategy

Brogden expects more fund mergers

As many as six foreign asset managers come through the doors of the Financial Services Council every year interested in acquiring a stake in an Australian fund manager in order to enter an $1.8 trillion market. “Four to six times a year foreign fund managers come through our doors seeking opportunities to enter the market,” […]
Hedge Funds

When share dilution becomes the only solution

The greatest ever volume of equity raised by Australian companies in a financial year has revived businesses burdened by heavy debts, and settled investor anxiety about the survival of portfolio companies. But the dilution of profits across expanded shareholder bases is now entrenched, hurting returns unless companies ramp up earnings. SIMON MUMME reports. In late […]
Hedge Funds

When share dilution becomes the only solution

The greatest ever volume of equity raised by Australian companies in a financial year has revived businesses burdened by heavy debts, and settled investor anxiety about the survival of portfolio companies. But the dilution of profits across expanded shareholder bases is now entrenched, hurting returns unless companies ramp up earnings. SIMON MUMME reports. In late […]
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