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Investment Strategy

Active managers flourish in near ideal conditions

Jana Advisers has seen three quarter of its recommended active equity managers outperform against their benchmarks over the past year. Steven Carew, head of research at the firm, says the success rate of 75-80 per cent is attributable to near ideal conditions for stock pickers. “The dispersion between and within markets is quite wide so […]
Hedge Funds

Frontier’s global alliance reaches for rivals

Frontier Advisors is to gain a global reach in its manager research after forming an alliance with a US firm and with the prospect of further deals with consultants in Europe, South America and Asia. It has initially teamed up with North American firm Segal Rogerscasey in a deal that will see it gain access […]
Investment Strategy

Partnership creates global events network

Conexus Financial, the financial services media and events company and publisher of investmentmagazine.com.au, has formed a partnership with the New York-based World Pension Forum (WPF) to create a major international conference business catering to the world’s largest institutional investors. Conexus will apply its events management expertise and experience to enhance existing WPF events – three […]
CMSF

Siguler Guff boss upbeat on global opportunity

The world economy will grow this year and there will be positive GDP growth most likely next year, says George Siguler, managing director and founder partner of private equity investment firm, Siguler Guff. Speaking ahead of his appearance at the Conference of the Major Superannuation Funds (CMSF) in Brisbane this week, Siguler said there are […]
Custody

Post-cost relationships key for custody

It’s not primarily a matter of cost. In Australia’s near-saturated custodian marketplace, superannuation funds have hit the spotlight on custodians’ primary service offerings and relationship engagement as they go out to tender. Jo Townsend, general manager of investments at REST Industry Super, says the fund felt it was “appropriate to go back to basics” in the […]
Hedge Funds

Does reform spell the end for the OTC market?

The global reforms to the trading, clearing and settlement of over-thecounter (OTC) instruments have been well published and there is a pleasing level of industry awareness over both the requirements and the likely implications to business operations. However, many consequences of the reforms are yet to be fully identified and there is the risk that […]
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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