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Murky sovereign bond valuations made clearer through ESG

Australian investors are looking to environmental, social and governance (ESG) screenings of sovereign bonds as a better means of understanding an asset class distorted by quantitative easing. Investors such as HOSTPLUS and Vicsuper have already gone on record to state their desire to either cut back on the asset class or to seek alternative indices, […]
Investment Strategy

Barangaroo – the Wall Street of Australia?

The $6-billion Barangaroo development on Sydney Harbour was set to be the “Wall Street or Canary Wharf” of Australia and become a new centre for the country’s financial industry, a seminar on the project has been told. Peter Collins, the former New South Wales Liberal Party leader who is the chair of the Sydney Financial […]
Investment Strategy

Local boutiques eclipse Hong Kong, Singapore

Australian hedge funds and boutique investment firms control $208.4-billion-worth of assets, or around 17 percent of the total of $1.19 trillion managed by the entire Australian investment management industry. These are the findings of an inaugural survey by Triple A Partners and Basis Point Consulting, launched this week as the Australian Hedge and Boutique Fund […]
Investment Strategy

BlackRock bolsters fixed income team

Growth in the volume of fixed income funds managed by BlackRock in Australia has seen the firm’s Singapore-based head of Asia-Pacific portfolio management, Michael Prljaca, join the manager’s fixed income team based in Sydney. Prljaca will report directly to BlackRock’s head of indexed and enhanced portfolio management, Craig Vardy. BlackRock currently manages about $11 billion […]
Investment Strategy

Tyndall’s Mike Davis goes back to the future

Mike Davis had been at Tyndall Investment Management less than two months yet has already got his former employees to work with him at the $22.5 billion asset manager. Davis and Tim Martin started Causeway Asset Management in 2003 to invest in private debt. Now Martin and five others will join their old colleague June […]
Investment Strategy

New Nikko CEO ever acquisitive

Charles Beazley, the soon-to-be chief executive of Nikko Asset Management, has a personal story of rejection. Henry Jenner was consecrated Anglican bishop of Dunedin, New Zealand, in 1866. The prospective congregation feared the new clergyman was a papist. Shunned by the locals, Jenner had no choice but to return to England. The man’s ancestor is […]
Investment Strategy

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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