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Analysts united in gloom on Australian equities

Two of the most experienced analysts in the Australian equities market have warned of some of the most challenging conditions for 20 years. Martin Conlon, head of Australian equities at Schroders, who was speaking at the Frontier Advisors’ annual conference in Melbourne, sees a confluence of negative factors. These include the increasing dominance of financial […]
Investment Strategy

Small caps pay off for IFM

Investment in small caps has paid off for Industry Funds Management (IFM), reporting outperformance of about 14 per cent in its first year. Chief executive of IFM, Brett Himbury, said its team of four, poached from Macquarie more than 12 months ago, has addressed a gap in small-caps management. “We actually spoke to our clients, […]
Investment Strategy

Cbus dives into risk and responsibility

A greater focus on risk and responsibility has Cbus’ investment team engaging more deeply in the asset allocation process as part of a wider risk strategy. “In the past, it used to be a reasonable excuse to say we have no control over the underlying investments, it’s our fund managers that do [the allocation]. I […]
Investment Strategy

CFSGAM rises on Russell appointment

Around US$500 million in fresh mandates have already flowed into CFSGAM from North American investors following the fund manager’s inclusion on Russell Investments’ Global Listed Infrastructure multi-manager platform. It is understood that CFSGAM has replaced Macquarie as an infrastructure manager on the platform. Peter Meany, CFSGAM’s head of global listed infrastructure (pictured left), said the […]
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