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Returns, costs of private equity questioned

The audience was aghast. This was not what they had come to hear. David Brown, chairman of the Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association, was momentarily befuddled. It was after all a conference for Australia’s most prominent private equity firms organised by the Asian Venture Capital Journal. To question the industry in such a […]
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Superannuation funds may use FTSE carbon index

Two Australian superannuation funds have been speaking with the FTSE Group for a year about using their new indices that aim to reduce the investment risk associated with climate change. FTSE, wholly owned by the London Stock Exchange, will not disclose which Australian funds they have been speaking with. But they are “two quite different […]
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Superannuation funds may use FTSE carbon index

Two Australian superannuation funds have been speaking with the FTSE Group for a year about using their new indices that aim to reduce the investment risk associated with climate change. FTSE, wholly owned by the London Stock Exchange, will not disclose which Australian funds they have been speaking with. But they are “two quite different […]
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AMP’s Brown is critical of boutique asset managers

Ella Brown doesn’t mince her words. AMP Capital’s head of fundamental equities says some Australian boutique fund managers have an inflated reputation. “Just because people are in a boutique it doesn’t mean they have more commitment to the product than us at AMP Capital. We have very passionate portfolio managers,” says Brown. She says there […]
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AMP’s Brown is critical of boutique asset managers

Ella Brown doesn’t mince her words. AMP Capital’s head of fundamental equities says some Australian boutique fund managers have an inflated reputation. “Just because people are in a boutique it doesn’t mean they have more commitment to the product than us at AMP Capital. We have very passionate portfolio managers,” says Brown. She says there […]
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QIC’s Troy Rieck wants to make your assets sweat

QIC Ltd. wants eight new risk management customers on top of the seven funds it currently helps, says Troy Rieck, a managing director at the Brisbane-based firm. “We manage risk to increase returns,” says Rieck, visiting potential clients in Sydney. Rieck’s team has 14 people and was formed in 2007 after prodding by QIC’s University […]
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Asian investors slow at implementing ESG

Just nine per cent of more than 5,000 investment strategies in the Asia-Pacific region meet the highest standards of environmental, social and governance investing, says Mercer. Since 2008 Mercer has assigned a 4 point scale to investment strategies based on how ESG guidelines. Funds are assessed on how integrated such principals are in active fund […]
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AMP Capital to launch global resources fund

AMP Capital, the asset management unit of AMP Ltd., will seek investor money for a new global resources fund that will be managed by John Payne. Payne, 52, worked at Hexam Capital and Baring Asset Management. He joined the Sydney-based firm on February 15. AMP Capital has about $123 billion in assets under management “John’s […]
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