January 10, 2016

Elliot Hentov

How sovereign funds’ contrarian style outperforms

(pictured: Elliot Hentov) Sovereign Wealth Funds invest in a contrarian manner compared with fund managers and super funds, according to new research from State Street Global Advisors. They take bigger bets on growth assets and use their size and longer-term

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Hansi Mehrotra

Rashmi launches fintech manager research business

(pictured: Hansi Mehrotra) Hansi (Rashmi) Mehrotra, a former senior consultant at Mercer in Australia, and before that at van Eyk Research, has launched a new managed funds research platform in the region, known as ‘Diligence Vault’. After leaving Mercer in

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Dan Chapman

Black River spawns new EM credit boutique

(pictured: Dan Chapman) Argentem Creek Partners, the emerging markets credit business formerly part of Black River Asset Management, has been hived off as a separate employee-owned firm, focusing on opportunities for institutional investors. Daniel Chapman, who led the EM team

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Lawrence Au

Au steps back at BNP Paribas

(pictured: Lawrence Au)  Lawrence Au has stepped down as head of Asia Pacific for BNP Paribas Securities Services and will become an advisor for the bank on key client relationships as he transitions to retirement. He has been replaced by

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Gilbert Kaplan

Vale Gilbert Kaplan: publisher and conductor

(pictured: Gilbert Kaplan) The founder of Institutional Investor (II) magazine, now a listed company with varied media interests, Gilbert Kaplan, who went on to become a world renowned classical conductor, has died aged 74. Kaplan started II in 1967 to

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Tony Crescenzi

PIMCO’s guide to interest rates: one way only

(pictured: Tony Crescenzi) Predicting global interest rates is going to be a lot easier in 2016 than it was last year. PIMCO has published a handy guide as part of its January Outlook for the US Federal Reserve. You start

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Global economy sound but investment returns muted – Russell

The year ahead promises only “limited upside potential for investment returns”, according to the Russell Investments ‘2016 Annual Global Outlook’. The multi-manager and consulting firm believes “the bar keeps rising” but Australia’s yield-bearing shares are “less compelling than they appear”.

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