October 19, 2014

Mark Thomas

What went wrong at van Eyk

(Pictured: Mark Thomas) by Greg Bright* The administrator of van Eyk Research, Trent Hancock of Moore Stephens, is negotiating with a single party, believed to be Lonsec Fiscal, to buy the troubled company. He laid out a litany of problems, accrued

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Peter Baker

BNP Paribas’ loss is Mercer’s gain

(Pictured: Peter Baker)   Mercer is having another go at rebooting its Mercer Sentinel business with the surprising recruitment of Peter Baker, the head of securities services in Australia and New Zealand for BNP Paribas. The investment operations, custody consulting and

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Tim Haywood

Unconstrained fixed interest gathers momentum

 (Pictured: Tim Haywood) Alternative fixed interest strategies have been coming into their own over the past couple of years, notwithstanding a pick-up in yields earlier this year. The issue is how to differentiate between those strategies. Tim Haywood, investment director and

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David Bryant

Australian Unity’s sober view for SMSF trustees

 (Pictured: David Bryant) The party is over for SMSF investors, according to David Bryant. For the past 20 years the “three trick pony” of residential property, bank shares and term deposits has worked very well. But he believes it’s not going

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David Bryant

Australian Unity’s sober view for SMSF trustees

 (Pictured: David Bryant) The party is over for SMSF investors, according to David Bryant. For the past 20 years the “three trick pony” of residential property, bank shares and term deposits has worked very well. But he believes it’s not going

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Charles Cock

BNP’s manager win as custody reviews abound

 (Pictured: Charles Cock) BNP Paribas has won the securities servicing contract for the $7.6 billion Australian Unity portfolios as the custody industry continues to see the greatest activity in mandate changes that it has for years. It is understood that the

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Charles Cock

BNP’s manager win as custody reviews abound

 (Pictured: Charles Cock) BNP Paribas has won the securities servicing contract for the $7.6 billion Australian Unity portfolios as the custody industry continues to see the greatest activity in mandate changes that it has for years. It is understood that the

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Peter Costello

Costello warns: don’t take good times for granted

(Pictured: Peter Costello) Peter Costello, former Treasurer and current chair of the Future Fund, warned last week’s annual SuperRatings and Lonsec conference – Day of Confrontation – that “all things will have to be justified” in future. “I wouldn’t even assume

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Mark Thomas

What went wrong at van Eyk

(Pictured: Mark Thomas) by Greg Bright* The administrator of van Eyk Research, Trent Hancock of Moore Stephens, is negotiating

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