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Investors should be overweight international equities

Investment portfolios should have be overweight in international equities and underweight in Australian equities on a two to three year time horizon, a panel representing leading investment experts said. Jeremy Lawson, chief economist, Standard Life Investments argued that the risk-return basis of Australian equities were not attractive when compared with other international equity markets, particularly […]
Investment Strategy

Barangaroo – the Wall Street of Australia?

The $6-billion Barangaroo development on Sydney Harbour was set to be the “Wall Street or Canary Wharf” of Australia and become a new centre for the country’s financial industry, a seminar on the project has been told. Peter Collins, the former New South Wales Liberal Party leader who is the chair of the Sydney Financial […]
Investment Strategy

Vontobel has more than $1 billion under its belt

Swiss-based funds manager Vontobel Asset Management has exceeded $1 billion in Australian assets under management, driven by local institutions’ increasing need for diversification strategies. Vontobel offers one of its six boutiques, the actively managed Quality Growth Fund, to Australian investors. The fund currently has just under $29 billion under management across all countries, with investments […]
Investment Strategy

Local boutiques eclipse Hong Kong, Singapore

Australian hedge funds and boutique investment firms control $208.4-billion-worth of assets, or around 17 percent of the total of $1.19 trillion managed by the entire Australian investment management industry. These are the findings of an inaugural survey by Triple A Partners and Basis Point Consulting, launched this week as the Australian Hedge and Boutique Fund […]
Investment Strategy

Tyndall’s Mike Davis goes back to the future

Mike Davis had been at Tyndall Investment Management less than two months yet has already got his former employees to work with him at the $22.5 billion asset manager. Davis and Tim Martin started Causeway Asset Management in 2003 to invest in private debt. Now Martin and five others will join their old colleague June […]
Investment Strategy

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 […]
Investment Strategy

New Nikko CEO ever acquisitive

Charles Beazley, the soon-to-be chief executive of Nikko Asset Management, has a personal story of rejection. Henry Jenner was consecrated Anglican bishop of Dunedin, New Zealand, in 1866. The prospective congregation feared the new clergyman was a papist. Shunned by the locals, Jenner had no choice but to return to England. The man’s ancestor is […]
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