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Investment Strategy

The custodian of the future is already here

In the so-called Year of Big Data, the “custodian of the future” is already here and working in the Australian market, according to Northern Trust country head, Rohan Singh. Singh, whose firm has $140 billion under custody and administration across Australasia, says that custody has already changed from a commodity to a value-added service, and […]
Custody

AustralianSuper calls for data protocols

Custodians and superannuation funds should establish clear protocols for the transfer of market data, says Jason Cotter, commercial manager of investments at AustralianSuper. Doing so will not only lead to reduced costs across the industry, but also prevent external companies from poaching business. Speaking at last week’s Investment Administration Conference in Sydney, Cotter said either […]
Custody

QANTAS Super focuses on implementation efficiency

QANTAS Super continues to innovate on implementation efficiency, applying a new structure for managing its Australian and global equities centrally, which is expected to save its members more than $9 million a year. Chief investment officer of the $6-billion fund, Andrew Spence, said the move was the latest in a number of innovative solutions employed […]
Investment Strategy

Macfarlane ignores most business reporting

Ian Macfarlane is content to ignore most business reporting. The former Reserve Bank of Australia governor did, however, read the work of six or so economic reporters. “We talked to the press who had a long-standing commitment to the beat,” says Macfarlane. “Part of your job is getting your message out to the wider public.” […]
Hedge Funds

British uni fund takes ESG lead, but mulls hedge fund application

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