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Hedge Funds

Protective legislation to raise compliance costs

The trend towards greater active foreign-currency management is to collide with a hike in compliance costs, delegates of the National Australia Bank Superannuation FX Conference heard. Half of all funds now take currency hedging decisions at a total portfolio level, up from 8 per cent in 2003, and are increasingly using tailored strategies, rather than […]
Investment Strategy

Asset managers raise alarm

Popular movements seem more likely to emanate from camped-out protesters than boardrooms, but a new organisation headed by Hermes Fund Managers acting chief executive officer Saker Nusseibeh has the ambitious aim of radically reforming the investment industry.
Hedge Funds

When share dilution becomes the only solution

The greatest ever volume of equity raised by Australian companies in a financial year has revived businesses burdened by heavy debts, and settled investor anxiety about the survival of portfolio companies. But the dilution of profits across expanded shareholder bases is now entrenched, hurting returns unless companies ramp up earnings. SIMON MUMME reports. In late […]
Hedge Funds

When share dilution becomes the only solution

The greatest ever volume of equity raised by Australian companies in a financial year has revived businesses burdened by heavy debts, and settled investor anxiety about the survival of portfolio companies. But the dilution of profits across expanded shareholder bases is now entrenched, hurting returns unless companies ramp up earnings. SIMON MUMME reports. In late […]
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