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Investment Strategy

Regulatory changes require local expertise

Tora, the software trading platform, says hedge funds want integrated trading solutions that incorporate risk and compliance amid a backdrop of new investment products and regulatory change. Robert Dykes, Tora’s chief executive, says changes in market structures in Asia means that many asset managers are recognising the need to have their personnel based in the […]
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Eight Investment Partners’ growing pains

Building boats is somewhat of a tradition in the Steele family. Rick Steele, the chief executive of Eight Investment Partners, and his brother made sailing dinghies growing up on the banks of Tasmania’s Tamar River. Their father constructed a boat out of Celery Top Pine. Now Rick Steele wants to build an asset management firm […]
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AMP Capital has the luck of the Irish

AMP Capital will seek to raise 1 billion euros to invest in Irish infrastructure and has hired David Rees to co-head asset management at its London-based European direct infrastructure investment team. Rees, who worked at network energy company National Grid, will have joint responsibility for European infrastructure asset management with Rob Verrion. Both men report […]
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AMP moves Brookfield out, Hoult, Pavnica in

AMP Capital has ended its three year joint venture with Brookfield Asset Management and has hired a head of global listed property investment as well as others for its real estate and infrastructure investment teams. The asset management unit of AMP says Matthew Hoult, formerly chief investment officer of global property at BNP Paribas Investment […]
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Pierre Jond expects BNP Paribas custody wins

When Frenchman Pierre Jond’s daughters first arrived in Australia in January 2010 he took them to Bondi Junction. There his eldest tugged at her father’s sleeve to attract his attention. “Papa there are men barefoot and shirtless; aren’t the police going to do anything?” Jond laughingly recalls his daughter saying in French. Jond, like his […]
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Perennial Real Estate wants more

David Kivell has been managing director at Perennial Real Estate Investments for less than two months. But he has grand visions. Kivell, who oversees an investment team of 11 people that manages $1.4 billion in publicly traded or soon to be traded property stocks, wants to bolster funds under management to as much as $6 […]
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Hastings is bullish on debt, infrastructure

The executive director of alternative debt at $6.7 billion Hastings Funds Management expects the Australian debt market to no longer be the purview of the country’s banks. Steve Rankine reckons the local bond market will open up to a broader investor base. He says higher equity levels demanded by the Bank of International Settlements will […]
Investment Strategy

UBS Asset Management’s Curt Custard is unhappy

Curt Custard, head of global investment solutions at UBS Global Asset Management, is “very, very disappointed” with his investment banking colleagues. Perhaps even a little mad. But he displays similar sentiments toward US Republican presidential candidates, politicians in general, Europe and John Maynard Keynes. At UBS asset management “nobody is as frustrated as ourselves as […]
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