litigation

Insurance

How to tackle aggressive insurance litigation

Fund executive and lawyer David Galloway proposes a method for how funds should manage lawyers who launch insurance litigation before there’s anything to argue about. Lawyers who get involved in death and disablement claims tend to fall into two categories. The largest is where the lawyer advises their client well, ensures a rapid flow of […]
FEAL Annual Conference

No negative impact from tobacco divestment

Divesting from tobacco has had a negligible impact on returns, the Fund Executives Association Limited annual conference heard in a speech from a leading anti-smoking campaigner. Dr Bronwyn King, radiation oncologist at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Epworth Healthcare, said the analysis carried out by some of the 10 large superannuation funds that had […]
Hedge Funds

Andrew Fairley Q&A

Andrew Fairley, chair at Equipsuper and lawyer at DLA Piper, was one of the first in the legal profession to carve out a superannuation practice specialty after he identified a gap in advice to super funds. How did you move into the superannuation space as a lawyer? I got into superannuation in 1978 because I saw it as […]
Investment Strategy

Trilogy confident of acquiring Austgrowth assets

Cyre Trilogy Group says it does not like fights. The Sydney-based property-investment group says its effort to secure shareholder approval to replace APGF Management and become the entity responsible for four Austgrowth property-unit trusts is because shareholders have demanded it. A year ago Trilogy won control of six Austgrowth property funds, valued at about $45 […]