May 24, 2015

Ian Webber

Webber opens Sydney office for Ariel Investments

(Ian Webber) Ariel Investments, a US$10.7 billion Chicago-based boutique equities manager, has opened its first office outside of the US, recruiting experienced institutional marketer Ian Webber to cover the Asia Pacific region from Sydney. Ariel, which was established in 1983

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Ian Webber

Webber opens Sydney office for Ariel Investments

(Ian Webber) Ariel Investments, a US$10.7 billion Chicago-based boutique equities manager, has opened its first office outside of the US, recruiting experienced institutional marketer Ian Webber to cover the Asia Pacific region from Sydney. Ariel, which was established in 1983

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State Street picks up VFMC after 15-month review

The $50 billion Victorian Funds Management Corporation is about to end a long relationship with National Australia Bank for custody and investment administration, following a review which extended from March last year. VFMC is expected to announce within the next

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Greg Liddell

Fiduciary duty and climate change

by Greg Liddell* In the period immediately prior to the UN Secretary General’s Climate Summit in November 2014, a number of large pension and endowment funds announced plans to divest their portfolios of fossil fuel companies. One of these was

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George Lucas

SuiteBox for advisors and other fintech news…

(George Lucas) In a big week for fintech, three launches were announced in the past few days: SuiteBox, a cloud-based video-conferencing and document sharing service for financial advisors; Australia’s first ‘micro-savings’ smartphone-activated investment vehicle; and, a dedicated online publication focused

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George Lucas

SuiteBox for advisors and other fintech news…

(George Lucas) In a big week for fintech, three launches were announced in the past few days: SuiteBox, a cloud-based video-conferencing and document sharing service for financial advisors; Australia’s first ‘micro-savings’ smartphone-activated investment vehicle; and, a dedicated online publication focused

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Jon Sage

Quant and fundamental styles blend for systematic alpha

(Jon Sage) While smart beta strategies have been attracting a lot of interest from investors, there are other ways to capitalise on quantitative factors in markets with the additional protection afforded by fundamental analysis. A recent paper by MFS Investment

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Jon Sage

Quant and fundamental styles blend for systematic alpha

(Jon Sage) While smart beta strategies have been attracting a lot of interest from investors, there are other ways to capitalise on quantitative factors in markets with the additional protection afforded by fundamental analysis. A recent paper by MFS Investment

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Ross Israel

QIC inks infrastructure deal with CalPERS

(Ross Israel) QIC has expanded its infrastructure firepower with a landmark partnership with CalPERS, whereby the giant US pension fund is committing about A$1 billion to deals in Asia Pacific that will be sourced and managed by the Australian fund

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Ross Israel

QIC inks infrastructure deal with CalPERS

(Ross Israel) QIC has expanded its infrastructure firepower with a landmark partnership with CalPERS, whereby the giant US pension fund is committing about A$1 billion to deals in Asia Pacific that will be sourced and managed by the Australian fund

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