May 10, 2015

Bill English

Increased NZ Super powers could help Future Fund

(Bill English) The New Zealand Superannuation Fund (NZS) has won important concessions in soon-to-be-passed legislation that allows it to assume majority control of some investment entities and fences certain underlying assets from public scrutiny. This could help the Future Fund

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Tim McGavin

Agribusiness and super funds: a new dawn

(Tim McGavin) by Greg Bright Australian super funds have had a long, but sparse, history with agricultural investments. It may be, however, that times have changed. Demographics make the new-look agricultural investments currently on offer seem particularly appealing. The old

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Tim McGavin

Agribusiness and super funds: a new dawn

(Tim McGavin) by Greg Bright Australian super funds have had a long, but sparse, history with agricultural investments. It may be, however, that times have changed. Demographics make the new-look agricultural investments currently on offer seem particularly appealing. The old

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Dietmar Roessler

How APAC funds differ in risk assessment processes

(Dietmar Roessler) The 2015 BNP Paribas Securities Services risk assessment survey of fiduciary investors paints a solid picture of confidence among senior management of 177 of the largest funds. But there are significant differences in risk tools and perceived challenges

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Passive investors go-getters on governance – US study

A US study has found institutional index investors are using their powers to influence corporate governance behaviour. The University of Pennsylvania paper, titled ‘Passive investors, not passive owners’, says its research overturns the common perception that index investing is a

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Stuart Zanchi

Citi builds on transitions team

(Stuart Zanchi) Citi Transitions & Pensions, the oldest and largest remaining transition management business in Australia, has recruited Stuart Zanchi from NSW Treasury Corporation. He previously worked at JP Morgan, which shuttered its transitions business last year, and Goldman Sachs.

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David Knights

NAB’s David Knights the new ACSA chair

(David Knights) David Braga, who recently became the Australia and New Zealand chief executive of BNP Paribas Securities Services, has stood down as chair of the Australian Custodial Services Association, to be replaced by NAB Asset Servicing’s David Knights. Knights

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