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Zeptonics to revolutionise securities trading

In the Sydney offices of Zeptonics near Circular Quay, books by the Dalai Lama sit alongside those by Isaac Asimov. Like the famed science-fiction writer, Zeptonics’s staff is dreaming of new technology that will revolutionise trading on Wall Street, hoping it is seamlessly adopted by asset managers, brokers and high-frequency traders. Today Zeptonics unveils its […]
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BlackRock: market volatility here to stay

BlackRock Inc., the world’s largest asset manager, does not expect markets to return to low volatile, highly liquid conditions that characterised markets before 2008. “Portfolios today must be more dynamic and more diverse than ever before,” says Michael McCorry, head of BlackRock’s Australian scientific active equities business in a statement. “It is unlikely we will […]
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AGF to host superannuation funds in New York

Canada’s AGF Management, which manages about $45 billion, has opened a Sydney office that will seek to attract Australian superannuation and individual investors into its funds. As part of its efforts to attract money, Toronto-based AGF will host 12 Australian superannuation funds in May in New York. There it will present details of its investment […]
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John Howard, Hugh Dougherty and investing

New York City. Turn of the century. Markets are booming. Champagne is flowing. Good times. A group of Australian chief executives has been flown to the city that never sleeps by investment bankers, Merrill Lynch. The CEOs are in a hotel conference room together with the chief investment officers of firms such as Capital Asset […]
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ASX to offer trading in depository receipts

ASX Group, operator of the 151-year old Australian stock market, plans to offer trading in international shares in an effort to turn the exchange into a vital link in 24-hour global trading. ASX plans to offer depositary receipts in miners Xstrata, BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, bank HSBC Holdings and one other stock by July, subject […]
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Angelo Gordon’s Australian love affair

Marsha Roth remembers a time on Wall Street not so long ago when a woman who wanted work could only get a job as a typist. One of the original 15 members of Angelo Gordon & Co., Roth is now a senior managing director and probably very wealthy. She has seen the New York-based firm’s […]