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Investment Strategy

Denmark gold, Australia bronze in Mercer index

New entrant Denmark is the star performer in this year’s Mercer Global Pension Index, with the Scandanvian nation’s pension system ranking first out of the 18 countries surveyed. Australia increased its index score from 75 to 75.7 this year, but was ranked third behind Denmark (82.9) and the Netherlands (78.8). The average score of the […]
Investment Strategy

Future bright for fixed-income professionals

Stuart Dear is at a famed Sydney restaurant trying not to appear too happy. The Aberdeen Asset Management portfolio manager is part of team that manages $14.5 billion in Australian bonds and is ranked number one by Morningstar. Aberdeen’s current 11-person team has over 10 years delivered a 7.2-per-cent annual gross return, according to Morningstar’s […]
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 […]