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Hedge Funds

Banks set to shake up life settlements

Institutional investors may be shaking off any reputational aversion they had to life settlements, desperate as they are for genuinely uncorrelated assets. MICHAEL BAILEY examines the current state of the asset class and its two means of access – synthetic or physical. The life settlements market has benefited from the entry of large investment banks, […]
Hedge Funds

Banks set to shake up life settlements

Institutional investors may be shaking off any reputational aversion they had to life settlements, desperate as they are for genuinely uncorrelated assets. MICHAEL BAILEY examines the current state of the asset class and its two means of access – synthetic or physical. The life settlements market has benefited from the entry of large investment banks, […]
Opinion

Of funds managers and real estate agents

It takes a lot to shock someone in the superannuation industry these days, but Jeremy Cooper did the trick with his address to the ASFA luncheon in Sydney last month. The moment you could actually hear the jaws drop was when the ASIC deputy chairman, who’s now running Chris Bowen’s ‘super review’, lumped in those […]
Opinion

Of funds managers and real estate agents

It takes a lot to shock someone in the superannuation industry these days, but Jeremy Cooper did the trick with his address to the ASFA luncheon in Sydney last month. The moment you could actually hear the jaws drop was when the ASIC deputy chairman, who’s now running Chris Bowen’s ‘super review’, lumped in those […]
Unintentional

Price blitz

How funds can meet Sherry’s demand for fee reductions Super funds are being asked to reduce fees at a time when market forces are pushing the costs of running a fund in the other direction. Some funds have been forced to raise administration costs to levels that better reflect the time and effort they’re spending […]
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