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Hedge Funds

The Australian infrastructure deficit

As the Funding Australia’s Infrastructure project has identified, one of the big challenges facing the Australian economy is overcoming our infrastructure deficit. As many commuters in our larger cities can attest – whether stuck on freeways or sandwiched in beside fellow passengers on trains or trams – infrastructure bottlenecks are growing.  Productivity is the key […]
Unintentional

Mezzanine debt offers the best of both worlds … or does it?

With lending from traditional quarters – namely, the major banks – still difficult to come by for companies large and small, it would appear that opportunities must abound for investors who are looking for something extra from their fixed interest portfolios. While credit funds offered by traditional fixed interest managers remain in demand this year, […]
Unintentional

Mezzanine debt offers the best of both worlds … or does it?

With lending from traditional quarters – namely, the major banks – still difficult to come by for companies large and small, it would appear that opportunities must abound for investors who are looking for something extra from their fixed interest portfolios. While credit funds offered by traditional fixed interest managers remain in demand this year, […]
Investment Strategy

Corporates forced to prop up ailing DB plans

More corporates could be forced to plough money into their defined benefit pension plans after a survey of Australian listed companies revealed a modest funding shortfall of less than $2 billion six months ago is now an estimated $25 billion black hole due to falling interest rates and asset values.
Investment Strategy

LPTs need super fund help: Kim Redding

Australian super funds could play a big part in stabilising our beleaguered listed property sector, by providing REITs with the long-term loans that they currently lack, according to the executive director of AMP Capital Investors’ global listed property joint venture.
Investment Strategy

BNY Mellon looks for further acquisitions as prices slide

BNY Mellon is still on the acquisition trail, particularly in Australasia, following the purchase of the stake it did not already own in the former West AM Australia – renamed Ankura Capital – and the London-based Blackfriars Asset Management. Both were divested by German bank WestLB, which has been hit hard by the credit crisis. […]
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