August 30, 2015

Caroline Goodman

Class action action comes to Australia

Caroline Goodman  Institutional Protection Services (IPS), an international shareholder class actions specialist, has expanded its reach in the region with the appointment of an Australian representative and the completion of its first roadshow. Caroline Goodman, London-based IPS founder and managing

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Ken Kencel

How investors came to dominate corporate lending

Ken Kencel  Lending to medium-to-large corporates has taken on a different hue in recent years. Pension funds, generally through their fund managers, are now the most important group of lenders ahead of the major banks, especially in the US. The

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Michael Hunstad

Australia the odd man out in factor investing

Michael Hunstad  With the help of a cute new name – ‘smart beta’ – engineering portfolios to systematically invest according to various factors has captured the attention of investors, both large and small, in the past few years. Now, that

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Kerry Series

Eight IP picks up Colonial small-cap mandate

Kerry Series  Eight Investment Partners (8IP) has doubled the size of its Australian small-cap funds with the confirmation last week of a $55 million mandate from Colonial First State – the firm’s first institutional investor. 8IP was established in 2009

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Ron Bird

Paul Woolley debate: the vulnerability of our institutions

Ron Bird The annual Paul Woolley Centre conference, organised by University of Technology Sydney, this year includes a four-person debate on the resilience or otherwise of the financial system post-GFC and the vulnerability of financial institutions. The conference program was

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Nick Dobson

Alternatives head quits AMP Capital NZ after 17 years

Nick Dobson AMP Capital NZ executive Nick Dobson has resigned after about 17 years with the business. Grant Hassell, recently appointed AMP Capital NZ managing director, said Dobson’s imminent departure had been well signalled. “Nick has been in charge of

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