institutional investors

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ETF use to grow rapidly amongst all types of investors

The ownership of exchange traded funds (ETFs) by investors is growing at three times the speed of superannuation assets, according to provider State Street Global Advisors. The amount invested in ETFs registered in Australia will grow from $12 billion currently to $25 billion over several years, while a far greater figure is already invested by […]
Investment Strategy

AMP: Infrastructure deal flow limited

Institutional investors’ insatiable appetite for infrastructure assets is being curbed by limited deal flow, according to Paul Foster, head of infrastructure for Australia and New Zealand at AMP Capital. Foster, who was a speaker at the recent Financial Services Council’s conference, described Australian superannuation funds as “rightfully agnostic” when it came to domestic versus offshore […]
Investment Strategy

Tailored mandates win for TGM

The Brisbane-based Tactical Global Management (TGM) won more than $4.2 billion of new mandates in the last quarter of 2012 and has picked up a global “excellence in investment management” award in recognition of its services. The mandates included a $4-billion rebalancing overlay, a $200-million currency overlay and a smaller beta-transfer mandate, each tailored to […]
Investment Strategy

“Outcome-oriented” investment solutions

An environment of low prospective investment returns and relatively high volatility demands more refined, “outcome-oriented” investment solutions, according to the global chief investment officer of Russell Investments, Pete Gunning. Institutional investors and financial planning firms, Gunning says, need to have at their disposal a far wider range of investment options – “componentry”, in Russell’s terms […]
Investment Strategy

Coming soon: emerging-market local-currency debt

Emerging-market debt is one of the 2013’s key themes, but one of the most promising components of the asset class – local-currency corporate debt – has yet to appear on the radar screens of many investors. That is the view from global fund manager PineBridge Investments, two managers who were in Australia in February for […]
Investment Strategy

Eaton Vance, Hexavest launch global fund

Boston-based investment manager Eaton Vance, which established a new Australian office late last year, has launched a global equity fund in the Australian market targeting institutional investors. Eaton Vance is offering the Eaton Vance (Australia) Hexavest All-Country Global Equity Fund, which is managed through the firm’s new 49-per-cent interest, Montreal-based manager Hexavest. Industry superannuation fund, […]
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