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CMSF

Super funds rank low
in customer service

According to the old adage, the customer is always right, but that’s no longer the case, says Angela Baker, general manager of customer experience and insights at ME Bank. “The focus now is not so much on the customers being right all the time and delivering an experience that delights customers, but actually just getting […]
Investment Strategy

Escrow could be the wary investor’s friend

Escrow has emerged as a potential risk management tool for super funds doing direct investment deals in infrastructure and private equity in an environment where counterparty risk is front of mind. Escrow can be used by buyers and sellers of assets where price uncertainty or counterparty risk exists, and is typically used to help settle […]
Investment Strategy

Escrow could be the wary investor’s friend

Escrow has emerged as a potential risk management tool for super funds doing direct investment deals in infrastructure and private equity in an environment where counterparty risk is front of mind. Escrow can be used by buyers and sellers of assets where price uncertainty or counterparty risk exists, and is typically used to help settle […]
Investment Strategy

No ‘QIC II’ for Dee/Xavier boutique

In mid-2008, three months after exiting the deputy head of Australian equities and senior small-cap Australian equities roles at Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC), Michael Dee and Paul Xavier hatched a long-held plan to put capital to work in five sectors displaying ‘long-term structural growth’.
Investment Strategy

Australian financials can withstand shorting: AIMA

The market regulator’s prolonged ban on short selling financial stocks, based on con­cerns that prices could be hit with volatility similar to that experienced by UK financials after a shorting ban was lifted, could further undermine inves­tor confidence and is inap­propriate given the strength of domestic banks, according to the Australian chapter of the Alternative […]
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