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Investment Strategy

Aussie help for Standard Chartered carbon cuts

Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) is looking to reduce its energy consumption through an upgrade of its online server consolidation analysis database by an Australian-based company, Ideas International. SCB has adopted Ideas International’s ‘Server Car and Carbon Calculator’ for several of its overseas operations. Ideas International is a Sydney-based listed enterprise IT services firm.
Investment Strategy

Aussie help for Standard Chartered carbon cuts

Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) is looking to reduce its energy consumption through an upgrade of its online server consolidation analysis database by an Australian-based company, Ideas International. SCB has adopted Ideas International’s ‘Server Car and Carbon Calculator’ for several of its overseas operations. Ideas International is a Sydney-based listed enterprise IT services firm.
Hedge Funds

CalPERS to confront messy absolute return portfolio

Wilshire’s annual review of the US$190 billion CalPERS’ internal risk managed absolute return strategies (RMARS) has revealed a number of anomalies compared with its other global equity investments, including an over-reliance on quantitative tools and inadequate staff compensation incentives. In addition, an examination of the underlying investments in six of the hedge fund-offunds (hedge FoF) […]
Hedge Funds

CalPERS to confront messy absolute return portfolio

Wilshire’s annual review of the US$190 billion CalPERS’ internal risk managed absolute return strategies (RMARS) has revealed a number of anomalies compared with its other global equity investments, including an over-reliance on quantitative tools and inadequate staff compensation incentives. In addition, an examination of the underlying investments in six of the hedge fund-offunds (hedge FoF) […]
Administration

Below the waterline – uncovering the hidden costs of equity trading

Global agency brokerage and technology firm ITG has launched a new publication investigating challenges and developments in the analysis of trading costs. CLARE ROWSELL, head of client relationship management for ITG in Asia Pacific, argues that transaction cost analysis has become a vital tool for funds managers and traders, and looks at how new advances […]
Administration

Below the waterline – uncovering the hidden costs of equity trading

Global agency brokerage and technology firm ITG has launched a new publication investigating challenges and developments in the analysis of trading costs. CLARE ROWSELL, head of client relationship management for ITG in Asia Pacific, argues that transaction cost analysis has become a vital tool for funds managers and traders, and looks at how new advances […]
Roundtables

Super funds man frontline in war on mental illness

As Australia’s unemployment rate continues to climb, depression and, tragi­cally, suicide, threaten to become larger so­cial problems. Our superannuation funds stand uniquely poised to help – they are in direct contact with most of Australia’s working population, and as providers of life, TPD and income protection insur­ance, they benefit on many levels from combating mental […]
Roundtables

Super funds man frontline in war on mental illness

As Australia’s unemployment rate continues to climb, depression and, tragi­cally, suicide, threaten to become larger so­cial problems. Our superannuation funds stand uniquely poised to help – they are in direct contact with most of Australia’s working population, and as providers of life, TPD and income protection insur­ance, they benefit on many levels from combating mental […]
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