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Investment Strategy

Sustainable Growth Advisers wants sustainable funds

Australia’s $1.4 trillion of superannuation money is proving irresistible to foreign funds. Sustainable Growth Advisers LP, a Stanford-Connecticut based US$3 billion asset manager, is speaking with consultants Jana and Frontier as well as MLC as it seeks to launch product that will appeal in part to Australian pension funds. “The Australian market lends itself to […]
Investment Strategy

Lodestar Capital to shut

Lodestar Capital Partners will close down on June 30 after more than five years managing money. The Australian stock fund manager, which is 33-per-cent-owned by Nabinvest, says its main fund has outperformed the stock market by about 1 per cent a year since inception on March 1, 2007. “This has been a difficult decision to […]
Investment Strategy

Crawford out, Kent in at AllianceBernstein

James Crawford, a senior portfolio manager at AllianceBernstein, will leave the company at the end of next month. New York-based AllianceBernstein gave no reason for Crawford’s departure. Crawford, an asset manager in the firm’s value equity investment product, did not return calls seeking comment. The investment product that Crawford helps manage was originally a joint […]
Investment Strategy

Perpetual CEO Geoff Lloyd’s iron fist in a velvet glove

Perpetual Ltd. chief executive Geoff Lloyd was listening patiently to a homophobic rant. Henri Aram, who says he is “close to 90” years old, was railing against “same sex marriage.” “It’s a very, very substantial problem,” says Aram, who arrived in Australia in December 1938 to escape the Holocaust. He says he has held stock […]