May 25, 2014

Like Media Super, delegation takes a hit at UN fund

Comment by Greg Bright Apparently, Media Super is not the only fiduciary fund in the world for which a better-resourced in-house investment management capability is being questioned on governance grounds. Here’s what’s happening at the US$50 billion United Nations pension

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Equity Trustees takes on the big boys and girls

(Pictured: Amanda Noble & Geoff Rimmer) Equity Trustees (EQT) has spent the last two years quietly reinventing itself and is now a formidable player in not just trustee services but also wealth management. Under the leadership of managing director Robin

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Phil Kearns

Phil Kearns eyes off more private equity

(Pictured: Phil Kearns) Phil Kearns had such a good experience with CHAMP Private Equity and Centric Wealth that he does not rule out another role in private equity in the near future. “Private equity is something that was fun and interesting…

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Connie Mckeage

OneVue pushes into member-directed market

(Pictured: Connie Mckeage) OneVue is still on track for its IPO this year, all being well with the relevant regulators, and is driving further into the industry fund market with its Individually Managed Account (IMA) option. OneVue chief executive officer, Connie

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Connie Mckeage

OneVue pushes into member-directed market

(Pictured: Connie Mckeage) OneVue is still on track for its IPO this year, all being well with the relevant regulators, and is driving further into the industry fund market with its Individually Managed Account (IMA) option. OneVue chief executive officer, Connie

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Xavier Rolet

London Stock Exchange sole bidder for Russell

(Pictured: Xavier Rolet) Last week the London Stock Exchange confirmed it was in exclusive talks with Frank Russell Company parent – The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company – regarding a potential acquisition of Russell. The statement makes LSE the last buyer

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Zak May

HFT research re-release prompts questions

(Pictured: Zak May) by Penny Pryor High frequency trading (HFT), and its analysis, continues to court controversy in the US and globally. One of the most comprehensive global studies done on potential winners and losers of the practice, first released

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Denis Carroll

CheckRisk convinces super funds on risk

(Pictured: Denis Carroll) UK-based risk consultancy CheckRisk is close to signing up its first Australian superannuation fund for its total risk monitoring system (TRMS) risk tool. “We’re in discussions with some very major super funds about using some of the tools

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Joseph Sheeran

More retail alternative funds to hit the market

(Pictured: Joseph Sheeran) Retail investors are expected to drive an increase in alternative fund assets under management over the next six to seven years, according to Joseph Sheeran, PricewaterhouseCoopers assurance partner. Global alternative fund assets are forecast to rise faster than

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Joseph Sheeran

More retail alternative funds to hit the market

(Pictured: Joseph Sheeran) Retail investors are expected to drive an increase in alternative fund assets under management over the next six to seven years, according to Joseph Sheeran, PricewaterhouseCoopers assurance partner. Global alternative fund assets are forecast to rise faster than

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