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Investment Strategy

Small caps pay off for IFM

Investment in small caps has paid off for Industry Funds Management (IFM), reporting outperformance of about 14 per cent in its first year. Chief executive of IFM, Brett Himbury, said its team of four, poached from Macquarie more than 12 months ago, has addressed a gap in small-caps management. “We actually spoke to our clients, […]
Investment Strategy

Hastings Funds CEO Day pushes culture change

Last month Andrew Day, chief executive of Hastings Funds Management, brought most of his 100 colleagues, who work as far afield as London and San Antonio, Texas, to Melbourne to think about the infrastructure investor’s goals. For two days Hastings staff discussed how to transform the $6.5-billion fund manager into a more international company. “As […]
Investment Strategy

Phil Kearns has some advice (Corrected)*

This article was corrected November 11. Phil Kearns, the former Australian rugby union captain, has some advice on how a team within a corporation should work. The World Cup winner is a managing director in corporate finance at Investec Bank (Australia) Ltd..* Kearns says everyone should play the role that is required of them.
Hedge Funds

Rethinking fixed interest: making the ‘30’ different from the ‘70’ again

Institutional investors have been forced to decide whether they will rebalance to their pre-crisis equity allocations, which has thrust the traditional alternative in to the spotlight. “The fixed income asset class is now getting its fair share of attention amongst investment consultants, fund researchers and trustee boards…and about time too!” exclaimed Simon Doyle, Schroder Investment […]
Hedge Funds

Rethinking fixed interest: making the ‘30’ different from the ‘70’ again

Institutional investors have been forced to decide whether they will rebalance to their pre-crisis equity allocations, which has thrust the traditional alternative in to the spotlight. “The fixed income asset class is now getting its fair share of attention amongst investment consultants, fund researchers and trustee boards…and about time too!” exclaimed Simon Doyle, Schroder Investment […]
Investment Strategy

AMP Future Directions to treble alternatives

The AMP Capital Investors ‘Future Directions’ diversified funds have “come off the sidelines” on alternative investments, with investment director Sean Henaghan flagging a build-up to 15 per cent over the next two years. Henaghan declared that potential returns on alternative investments were finally compensating the long periods of illiquidity they demanded, and revealed that Future […]
Investment Strategy

AMP Future Directions to treble alternatives

The AMP Capital Investors ‘Future Directions’ diversified funds have “come off the sidelines” on alternative investments, with investment director Sean Henaghan flagging a build-up to 15 per cent over the next two years. Henaghan declared that potential returns on alternative investments were finally compensating the long periods of illiquidity they demanded, and revealed that Future […]
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