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CMSF

“EU will survive no problem”,
US in recovery

The European Union will survive and the US economy will bounce back, according to international experts speaking at a CMSF plenary session. Andreas Huebner, senior managing director of Lazard, said the “EU will survive no problem” but acknowledged there was a long way to go, with economic fundamentals still weak. He sees the real problem […]
Investment Strategy

Access Capital pays US$290 million for storage tanks

Access Capital Advisers, the US$3.2-billion infrastructure investor, has bought a 70-per-cent stake in LBC Terminals Jersey from Australia’s Challenger Infrastructure Fund and Challenger Life. Canberra-based Access Capital will own about 2.7 million cubic meters of tank storage facilities for bulk liquid-chemical products that have an enterprise value of US$1 billion. The 11 terminals are located […]
Investment Strategy

NAB’s Presima seeks new chief

Nick Basile is on the hunt for a replacement. The acting-chief executive of real-estate investor Presima is travelling outside Australia seeking a replacement, says a statement by Presima’s controlling shareholder National Australia Bank. Basile is a director of various units of the bank and a non-executive director of a number of National Australia Bank affiliates. […]
Investment Strategy

Investit: sell more of what you’re good at

The most successful Australian asset managers are those who manage their cost-to-income ratios at 55 per cent or less, according to a survey by consultants Investit. Australian asset managers are among some of the best run fund-management businesses in the world and for a short-time may enjoy not having to take into account new regulations […]
Investment Strategy

Northern Trust leverages Future Fund expertise

In 1993 Northern Trust’s Steven Fradkin was looking for office space in Sydney. He liked the potential growth of Australia’s mandated-pension-fund market, but wasn’t certain that custodians could meet the demands of Australian tax and foreign investment-fund reporting in a quality way. “The market has always been attractive,” says Fradkin. “It is a more complex […]
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