January 11, 2015

Simon Lindsay

Aurora deal asks the question of smaller retail managers

(Pictured: Simon Lindsay) The friendly deal between Aurora Funds and its largest shareholder, Keybridge Capital, opens new opportunities in retail funds management which have proved difficult for the smaller listed company to pursue. But it also reflects a trend away from

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Guy Eliffe

AMP closes NZ equities business, looks to place $720m

(Pictured: Guy Eliffe) AMP Capital has abandoned its New Zealand equities operation, making redundant the long-time head of NZ shares, Guy Eliffe, prior to handing over NZ$760 million (A$722 million) to a “third-party active equity manager”. In a client note dated

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Scott Minerd

Dark side of oil prices for credit investors

(Pictured: Scott Minerd) Investors who have sought out higher-yielding credit for their fixed income portfolios due to generally low interest rates need to be cautious about sentiment following the slump in oil prices. Spreads have widened as energy makes up 15

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James Leplaw

News and OneVue go live with brightday

(Pictured: James Leplaw) News Corporation has launched its foray into the SMSFs systems and advice market, with the Eureka Report’s ‘brightday’ service, developed in partnership with OneVue, going live last week. The service links a transaction platform with Eureka Report and

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Old currency hedge earns Towers Watson a law suit

In a rare action in the institutional investment world, Towers Watson is being sued by a former client for “negligent” advice relating to a currency hedge dating back to 2008. The advice was given by the former Watson Wyatt before

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Don A. Steinbrugge

Why 2015 will be a good year for hedge funds

(Pictured: Don A. Steinbrugge) This year should be a good one for hedge fund managers. Surveys of investors in the past few months have been predicting bigger allocations to alternatives. But we’ve heard that before. The main reason this year will

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