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Administration

Securities lending and shorting: funds given qualified approval

Super funds should approach securities lending as an investment decision and manage the risks accordingly, the 2009 I&T/Australian Custodial Services Association Investment Administration conference was told. Lending and borrowing of stock were mutually co-existent, according to specialist consultant Drew Vaughan, of Dymond, Foulds & Vaughan. “Often, the institutional investor is on both sides of the […]
Administration

Securities lending and shorting: funds given qualified approval

Super funds should approach securities lending as an investment decision and manage the risks accordingly, the 2009 I&T/Australian Custodial Services Association Investment Administration conference was told. Lending and borrowing of stock were mutually co-existent, according to specialist consultant Drew Vaughan, of Dymond, Foulds & Vaughan. “Often, the institutional investor is on both sides of the […]
Administration

As all else collapses, custodians come to the fore

While being far from immune from the financial crisis, asset servicing firms, such as custodians, have tended to fare better than many other financial institutions as the impact of the credit crunch permeated through the rest of the economy over the past 12 months. Custodians, in particular, which moved up the food chain in recent years to diversify their services in cash and foreign exchange […]
Investment Strategy

Australian financials can withstand shorting: AIMA

The market regulator’s prolonged ban on short selling financial stocks, based on con­cerns that prices could be hit with volatility similar to that experienced by UK financials after a shorting ban was lifted, could further undermine inves­tor confidence and is inap­propriate given the strength of domestic banks, according to the Australian chapter of the Alternative […]
Hedge Funds

Nothing like a mother’s love

Umberto Mecchi, executive manag­er strategy and marketing for HostPlus, flew high in 2008. In March he was awarded a FEAL executive education scholarship in partnership with AMP Capital Investors, and in December was named best super marketing profes­sional at the inaugural AIST Fund Staff Awards.
Hedge Funds

Nothing like a mother’s love

Umberto Mecchi, executive manag­er strategy and marketing for HostPlus, flew high in 2008. In March he was awarded a FEAL executive education scholarship in partnership with AMP Capital Investors, and in December was named best super marketing profes­sional at the inaugural AIST Fund Staff Awards.
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