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How ETFs are being used

  The use of ETFs in Australia has grown almost 50 per cent since the beginning of 2013 reaching just shy of $10bn in funds under management as at the end of December. While in the early years growth was driven by retail investors, recent activity suggests ETF uptake by institutional investors is on the […]
Investment Strategy

Jana cautious but Mercer positive on investment growth

All five of the major consultancy firms have a gloomy outlook on investment growth, but while several see hope in dynamic asset allocation, Jana Investment Advisers has urged investors to readjust their expectations. Representatives from each firm were quizzed by Sean Henaghan, investment director of AMP Capital at the Investment Management Consultants Association’s annual conference […]
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Super, apart from the REST

Jo Townsend, the chief investment officer at REST Industry Super, says the fund tries not to get caught up in the day-today noise of investment markets. REST is not only investing according to a long-term horizon, it’s willing to depart from the pack when making investment decisions. “Our fundamental investment belief is that it is […]
Investment Strategy

BlackRock, Goldman worried about China

The chief investment officers of BlackRock and Goldman Sachs & Partners Australia are among 16 who are more pessimistic about markets than they were a year ago and are particularly concerned about China and Europe, according to a Financial Services Council survey of CIOs.
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