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Investment Strategy

Small caps pay off for IFM

Investment in small caps has paid off for Industry Funds Management (IFM), reporting outperformance of about 14 per cent in its first year. Chief executive of IFM, Brett Himbury, said its team of four, poached from Macquarie more than 12 months ago, has addressed a gap in small-caps management. “We actually spoke to our clients, […]
Administration

Counterparty risk prompts changes in sec lending

More than two thirds of the institutions that made changes to their sec lending programs on the back of the global financial crisis cited less confidence in counterparty stability as the driver, research has revealed, however less than 20 per cent suspended participation following the market volatility. A survey by RBC Dexia of 86 investment […]
Administration

Counterparty risk prompts changes in sec lending

More than two thirds of the institutions that made changes to their sec lending programs on the back of the global financial crisis cited less confidence in counterparty stability as the driver, research has revealed, however less than 20 per cent suspended participation following the market volatility. A survey by RBC Dexia of 86 investment […]
Investment Strategy

Credit default swaps to clear up their act

Hedge fund managers who bemoan their image problems should spare a thought for Susan Kobayashi. The director of fixed income portfolios for Mellon Capital Management (Mellon CM) was in Australia last month promoting a fund associated with not one, but three phrases made notorious by the meltdown – ‘quantitative’, ‘market neutral’ and, most challenging of […]
Investment Strategy

Credit default swaps to clear up their act

Hedge fund managers who bemoan their image problems should spare a thought for Susan Kobayashi. The director of fixed income portfolios for Mellon Capital Management (Mellon CM) was in Australia last month promoting a fund associated with not one, but three phrases made notorious by the meltdown – ‘quantitative’, ‘market neutral’ and, most challenging of […]
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 […]
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