Hedge Funds

Dynamic asset allocation at AMP and SSgA

The ability of dynamic asset allocation to enhance return and reduce risk in volatile markets was questioned at our most recent Investment Management Consultants Association (IMCA) seminar in Sydney. Nader Naeimi, head of dynamic asset allocation at AMP Capital, and Mark Wills, head of investment solutions at State Street Global Advisors (SSgA), both described their […]
Investment Strategy

Asset managers decry share sale process

Guy Foster, head of equity capital markets in Australia for Bank of America Merrill Lynch, was red in the face. It may not have necessarily been because three asset managers at the Ownership Matters governance conference were voicing criticism of investment banks hired to sell shares for companies. “Long-term shareholders are discriminated against” in many […]
Investment Strategy

Five Oceans reaches $500mn FUM

Global equities boutique Five Oceans Asset Management has gained a $150 million mandate from a NSW superannuation fund. Peter Lambert, CEO of Local Government Super (LGS), said the $6 billion fund awarded the mandate because it was confident in Five Oceans’ investment team and process, and its awareness of the impact of sustainability risks on […]