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Internal management to become the norm at large funds

No pension fund in the world has yet insourced the entirety of its fund management or is planning to do so, shows analysis from JPMorgan. Benjie Fraser, managing director and global pensions executive at JPMorgan, speaking at an Investment Management Consultants Association (IMCA) seminar tracked the steady growth in the world’s largest pension funds to […]
Hedge Funds

Wolf of Wall Street litigator to visit Melbourne and Sydney

One of the world’s leading financial services litigation lawyers is to make a keynote address at the IMCA annual conference in Sydney (on December 3) and Melbourne (December 4). Joel Cohen, a former federal prosecutor in New York, well-known for his role in prosecuting Jordan Belfort “The Wolf of Wall Street”, will be speaking at […]
Hedge Funds

Zenith analyst named winner of 2014 IMCA scholarship

A 26-year-old investment analyst from Zenith Investment Partners, Justin Tay, has been awarded a scholarship position in this year’s intake for the Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) program. The program is designed by the Investment Management Consultants Association, an international body which provides standards for the investment management consulting profession, including essential credentials and tools. […]
Hedge Funds

Hedge fund fees at less than 2 and 20 for those that shop around

Investors should look beyond the largest hedge fund managers for diversification and lower fees, according to BlackRock Alternative Advisors. In a presentation to investors in Sydney and Melbourne, Mark Woolley, managing director at BlackRock Alternative Advisors, said fees as low as 1.2 per cent in annual management charges and 12 per cent of returns were […]
Investment Strategy

IMCA Australia launches CIMA Scholarship Program

The Investment Management Consultants Association (IMCA) is offering a range of scholarships for its Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) Program. The professional development course is aimed improving both the practical and theoretical investment knowledge of individuals, as well as their industry contacts. It is the only program offered in Australia that is designed for investment […]
Investment Strategy

Jana cautious but Mercer positive on investment growth

All five of the major consultancy firms have a gloomy outlook on investment growth, but while several see hope in dynamic asset allocation, Jana Investment Advisers has urged investors to readjust their expectations. Representatives from each firm were quizzed by Sean Henaghan, investment director of AMP Capital at the Investment Management Consultants Association’s annual conference […]
Investment Strategy

Jeremy Cooper to review progress so far

The creators of the principals behind Stronger Super regulation are to publicly assess how far the industry and the regulator have progressed in enacting their vision. Both Jeremy Cooper and Paul Costello will be talking in Sydney and Melbourne at the Investment Management Consultants Association in Sydney on November 26 and in Melbourne on November […]
Hedge Funds

Low volatility on the rise

Superannuation funds will make a big shift into low-volatility smart-beta products over the next 12 months, according to Fraser Murray, head of equities at Frontier Advisors. Speaking at a packed Investment Management Consultant Association (IMCA) seminar in Sydney, Murray told how there had been little activity in this space until now, but this was about […]
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