June 7, 2015

Stephen Rowbottom

AUSCOAL, Vic Super reappoint custodians

Stephen Rowbottom AUSCOAL Super, which from next month will be known by the thoroughly modern name of ‘Mine Wealth + Wellbeing’, has reappointed JP Morgan after a custody services review, following news that VicSuper has also reappointed its custodian, NAB

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Carl Blanchard

NZ’s $30b ACC to lift unlisted investments

Carl Blanchard The NZ$33 billion (A$30.3 billion) Accident Compensation Commission (ACC) investment fund is preparing to scale up its exposure to unlisted assets after hiring investment banker Carl Blanchard in a newly created role. Blanchard, who resigned from an investment

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Peter Gunning

But Russell bearish on Australian shares and housing

Peter Gunning The annual Russell Investments/ASX long-term performance study of the nine major asset classes has led the advisory firm and multi-manager to question traditional investor allocations to domestic shares and residential property. With the possibility of a housing bubble

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Michael Baldwin

Baldwin returns to super in First State revamp

Michael Baldwin After 18 months as assistant director of the National Gallery in Canberra, Michael Baldwin has returned to the super fund industry in a new position at First State Super, following closely on two other senior changes at the

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Xavier Dumon

Banking on young people: lessons from Europe

Xavier Dumon An interesting case study for both Australian fintech and traditional financial services firms alike is the experience over the last couple of years of Hello bank!, an associate company of BNP Paribas, which has taken Europe’s Generation Z’s

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Sandy Rattray

Investing anxiety? Think: what would Buffett do?

by Sandy Rattray* It was US presidential advisor Bert Lance who popularised the phrase “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” while serving under Jimmy Carter in the late 1970s. He went on to say: “That’s the trouble with government:

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Pam McAlister

Mercer presents even-handed stance on fund governance

Pam McAlister Mercer has produced a detailed report on super fund governance, including board structures, in the context of worldwide practices. It supports improved competencies and independence levels among trustees, but has stopped short of recommending mandated changes. The report –

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Alexandra McGuigan

Tribeca renews sales effort

Alexandra McGuigan Tribeca Investment Partners, an affiliated manager of Grant Samuel Funds Management, has appointed a new head of business development, after splitting the role for the past two years between the portfolio managers and the Grant Samuel marketers. Alexandra

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