May 18, 2014

Michael Gordon

Perpetual develops international capability

(Pictured: Michael Gordon) Perpetual Investments is incubating a global share strategy, which is expected to be considered when its arrangement with Wellington Management Company for international shares comes up for review at the end of this year. For two years now,

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Matt Christensen

Australian social benefit bonds on AXA IM global watch-list

(Pictured: Matt Christensen) Australian developments in the social impact investing space are drawing the attention of global investors. Matt Christensen, global head of responsible investment at AXA Investment Management, in Australia recently to speak at the GTQ Investing in Responsibility Conference,

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Martin Donnelly

FIRSTavenue opens Australian office

(Pictured: Martin Donnelly) Global advisory and capital placement firm FIRSTavenue has opened an office in Sydney and appointed Martin Donnelly as partner and head of the local operation. Donnelly joined FIRSTavenue from Blackstone Alternative Asset Management, where he was managing director

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Olivia Engel

SSgA tailors global fund for separate countries

(Pictured: Olivia Engel) State Street Global Advisors (SSgA) won one of its first major mandates for its Global Managed Volatility Alpha strategy during the week – a $115 million mandate from the IOOF MultiMix multi-managed superannuation funds – but what is

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John Pearce

UniSuper to offer credit option

(Pictured: John Pearce) UniSuper, the fund for higher education professionals and staff, is looking to boost its range of sector specific options to ten, with a credit option, but chief investment officer, John Pearce, says its unlikely they will offer more

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Manny Pohl

ECP Asset Management targets institutions

(Pictured: Manny Pohl) Following the appointment of Andrew Dale to his investment team, and the opening of a Sydney office, ECP Asset Management chairman and chief executive officer, Manny Pohl, is optimistic the fund will sign up its first institutional client

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Carl Tannenbaum

Australians pessimistic but have good pension system

(Pictured: Carl Tannenbaum) Carl Tannenbaum, senior economist and vice president at Northern Trust, seems to think Australians are a pessimistic bunch. “For a country that hasn’t had a recession in 22 years which, relative to a lot of other developed countries,

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Steve Howell

HCAP launches next single asset trust

(Pictured: Steve Howell) HCAP Asset Management is opening its next, and fifth, single asset trust, called the South Brisbane Single Asset Trust, to investors on Wednesday for an offer close data of 11 June 2014. The trust offers exposure to a

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