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Investment Strategy

Meet the movers this week

Alternative execution platform Chi-X Australia has announced that inaugural Australian chief executive, Peter Fowler, will step down in early 2013. He will, however, continue in his role as a director on the board of Chi-X Australia. Chi-X Global is currently undertaking a global search and evaluation process for a successor, who is expected to be […]
Investment Strategy

BT, Franklin Templeton launch new funds

BT Investment Management has launched an emerging markets fund that will be managed by its UK unit, JO Hambro Capital Management. The BT Global Emerging Markets Opportunity Fund is an actively managed portfolio of emerging market equities, designed for investors wanting long-term capital growth and diversification. Launching the fund, BTIM sales head, Martin Franc, said […]
Investment Strategy

Meltdown averted

“Economic Armageddon” would be unleashed across the world by a combination of a “eurozone meltdown and a hard landing in China” but both of these scenarios were increasingly unlikely, the Australian Superannuation Investment Conference has been told. Michael Hasenstab, a senior vice president and co-director of international bonds at Franklin Templeton Investments, said that while […]
Investment Strategy

GESB awards $2.28 billion to managers

Increasing the global focus of its fixed-income portfolio, including gaining greater access to international credit markets, is behind a decision by GESB to award mandates worth a combined $2.28 billion to three fixed-income managers. Steve McKenna, GESB’s acting chief investment officer, said that Wellington Management Company was awarded a $706 million mandate to manage part […]