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Mine Wealth + Wellbeing doubles investment team

The $9.3 billion Mine Wealth + Wellbeing fund is increasing its Sydney-based investment team from five to 11, partly in a bid to allocate alternative assets more effectively and to build its retirement options. David Bell, chief investment officer of the fund, has spent the past year making the business case for the expansion, and […]
Investment Strategy

Sunsuper boosts appeal to national employers

Sunsuper is using its new referral program with the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) to lure national employers based in Melbourne and Sydney. The program sees it retain its in-house team of advisers in Queensland and Sydney and add direct relationships with adviser practices nationwide which share the fund’s philosophy of always acting in […]
Investment Strategy

Three-day roll-overs adds to list of compliance woes

Difficulties meeting the three day turn around for member transfers, a statutory obligation from January 1, 2014, has brought renewed concern at the practicality of super funds coping with regulation. Graeme Arnott, chief operating officer at First State Super, said that his fund and much of the industry were under “immense pressure” to carry out […]
Investment Strategy

Zeptonics to revolutionise securities trading

In the Sydney offices of Zeptonics near Circular Quay, books by the Dalai Lama sit alongside those by Isaac Asimov. Like the famed science-fiction writer, Zeptonics’s staff is dreaming of new technology that will revolutionise trading on Wall Street, hoping it is seamlessly adopted by asset managers, brokers and high-frequency traders. Today Zeptonics unveils its […]
Investment Strategy

Balmain Funds seek $500 million from super

“Balmain boys don’t cry,” former New South Wales Premier Neville Wran once famously remarked. Commercial real-estate-debt manager Balmain Funds, which started in the inner-west Sydney suburb in 1979, is not tearfully pleading for $500 million from superannuation funds. Its planned five-year closed-end fund will lend money to industrial, retail and commercial property investor and developers […]
Investment Strategy

Rob Adams to head Henderson in Australia

Rob Adams, who for eight years was the Challenger Funds Management chief executive, has been hired by the London-based $103-billion asset manager Henderson Global Investors to head its business in Australia. “It has been part of our strategy to grow our global presence by building out into this key market,” says Henderson CEO Andrew Formica, […]
Investment Strategy

Rob Adams to head Henderson in Australia

Rob Adams, who for eight years was the Challenger Funds Management chief executive, has been hired by the London-based $103-billion asset manager Henderson Global Investors to head its business in Australia. “It has been part of our strategy to grow our global presence by building out into this key market,” says Henderson CEO Andrew Formica, […]
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