March 6, 2016

Geoff Warren

One thumb up for in-house investments by super funds

(pictured: Geoff Warren) While there is broad agreement among big super funds on the areas they must address in their insourcing of investment management, a new study by the Centre for International Finance and Regulation points to considerably varying opinions about

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Lori Holland

Multi-asset partnership trend for all shapes and sizes

(pictured: Lori Holland) Multi-asset investing via strategic partnerships with managers, being pioneered in Australia by Sunsuper, is branching out in the US and elsewhere across the spectrum of fund sizes and types. In Australia last week to present at Neuberger Berman

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Will Geyer

Under pressure: managers look to tech for trading help

(pictured: Will Geyer) As Australian financial markets move to T+2 settlements from today (March 7), the investment industry is looking increasingly to technology to solve growing regulatory and investor demands. A global broker and fintech group, ITG, believes technology can

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Cassandra Hardman

CIO takes majority shareholding at Johnston Asset

(pictured: Cassandra Hardman) Global equity manager Johnston Asset Management has restructured its equity arrangements, with CIO Cassandra Hardman becoming the majority shareholder. Founder Richard Johnston retaining a minority interest. The firm, which is represented in Australia by John Schaffer’s Catallyst Advisors,

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David Braga

Complexity in custody may lead to better differentiation

(pictured: David Braga)  Despite the increasing complexity of securities servicing – more cross border transactions, more derivatives, more private markets, more demand for information and transparency – there may be a silver lining for the big custodians. Maybe, for the

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Sally Loane

FSC’s six-point plan for the Government on super

(pictured: Sally Loane)  Sally Loane, the Financial Services Council chief executive, peppered the Government with criticism for considering taking changes to super to this year’s election during her address at the latest Women in Super lunch in Sydney last week.

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Matt Whineray

NZ Super takes merger arbitrage plunge

(pictured: Matt Whineray) The New Zealand Superannuation Fund has made its first investment in a merger arbitrage strategy, committing NZ$200 million (A$183 million) to US hedge fund manager Ramius. The mandate focuses on investment opportunities arising through merger and acquisition transactions,

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