September 27, 2015

Morningstar to shake up Aussie fintech market

Matt Fellowes by Greg Bright In what is bound to shake up the fledgling Australian fintech industry, Chicago-based Morningstar Inc is working on an Australian launch for some of the robo-advice services of its US subsidiary HelloWallet, which provides various

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Trafford-Walker maintains world consulting ranking

Fiona Trafford-Walker  Fiona Trafford-Walker has maintained her position as one of the top 10 asset consultants in the world, according to a US investment media outlet, but she is now the only Australian on the list, which is compiled annually

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NZ Super insources Aussie infrastructure mandate

Fiona Mackenzie Australian-based infrastructure manager CP2 (formerly known as Capital Partners) has been dropped from the New Zealand Superannuation Fund roster in favour of in-house management. The $NZ30 billion (A$27.3 billion) will now manage in-house the approximately NZ$370 million previously

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Watson looks for next challenge

Bruce Watson  Bruce Watson is to leave Mine Wealth + Wellbeing, the industry fund formerly known as AUSCOAL, after an association spanning 23 years, the last 10 as chief executive. He will look for his “next opportunity” towards the end

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Why Value at Risk (VaR) ‘cannot possibly work’

Mario Livio Why can you understand this sentence: ‘How cmoe yuor bairn is albe to udnertsnad tihs snetnece eevn tghouh olny the frist and lsat ltetres of ecah wrod are crreoct ?’. Because of innate pattern recognition, that’s why. And

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Russell’s sale to Citic now in doubt

We hope we are not dwelling too much on the latest twist and turn over the future of Russell Investments, given the de-stabilising effect of all the talk and rumours. But ‘Investor Strategy News’ thinks it’s important, given the consulting

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The case for global credit in delayed Fed liftoff

Mark Kiesel A global focus on credit in the hunt for yield has become a little more confusing with the delay this month of the expected increase in US official interest rates. But credit is looking attractive, according to PIMCO.

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