Colonial First State Global Asset Management

Investment Strategy

FEAL chief steps down

Michael Baldwin is stepping down as chief executive of the Funds Executive Association Limited (FEAL) after 12 years with the organisation. In his time as chief executive, Baldwin established the superannuation industry’s first master’s degree in leadership, in partnership with Melbourne Business School, founded a mentoring initiative and several international scholarships. He is leaving to […]
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Instos hungry for listed infrastructure

Institutional investors had shown strong interest in listed infrastructure over the last 18 months as competition for unlisted infrastructure has hotted up, according to Peter Meany from Colonial First State Global Asset Management (CFSGAM). Meany is CFSGAM’s head of global listed infrastructure, and told a media briefing this week that his flagship fund had seen […]
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Good takes position at Vanguard

Vanguard Investments has hired Simon Good from Colonial First State Global Asset Management to join its Melbourne sales team. Good is responsible for selling Vanguard funds, which track Australian and global stock market indexes, to institutional investors such as superannuation and insurance funds as part of a seven-person sales team in Melbourne. He starts today. […]
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Colonial wins $1.3 billion mandate from UniSuper

Colonial First State Global Asset Management has won a $1.3 billion domestic fixed income mandate from UniSuper. The mandate is for government and semi-government bonds and was secured through a competitive tender, says Warren Bird, co-head of global fixed interest and credit at Colonial. “Institutional investors are seeking solutions which balance outcomes with appropriate research, […]
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IFM, Colonial First State take different roads, ports

Industry Funds Management says it is a long-term investor. Very long-term in a business where long-term is considered by many asset managers to be five years. “We have an investment horizon of 50 to 60 years,” says Kyle Mangini, IFM’s global head of infrastructure, who moved to Australia in 1991 after graduating from Wesleyan University […]
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Second not-for-profit super chair for Cochrane

Neil Cochrane, chair of the $6.7 billion Commonwealth Bank Officers’ Superannuation Fund, will lead the investment committee of another not-for-profit fund in his second major appointment since retiring as deputy chief executive officer of Colonial First State Global Asset Management (CFS GAM).