June 8, 2020

Connie Mckeage

IRESS to buy OneVue as Connie gets to take a holiday

IRESS, the listed global financial services software and admin company, is to take over OneVue, the diversified Australian platform, admin and registry company under a scheme of arrangement. The deal gives the expansive IRESS a greater presence in the super

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Alex Lennard and Charalee Hoelzl

What happens next: the world according to Ruffer

In a nutshell, what happens next is likely to be de-globalisation, therefore lower profitability of companies. In the past 10 years, share buybacks have accounted for more than 50 per cent of returns. That phenomenon has halted. Lots of other

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Brendan Burwood

Chant West sells Enzumo… but more to come

Chant West Holdings, the listed company for the Chant West investment research firm, has reached an agreement to sell ‘Enzumo’, a software business which gave Chant West access to the listed market. The buyer is financial planning dealer group Centrepoint

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Kim Ivey

Awards, with hedge funds charity event, to go ahead

The annual Australian Alternative Investment Awards, held in conjunction with Hedge Funds Rock, an important annual fund raiser for a variety of charities, will go ahead on, or near, the pre-ordained date of September 10. Given the crisis, this year’s

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Harry Moore and Liz Hastilow

First Sentier boosts firepower for overseas growth

First Sentier, the former Colonial First State Global Asset Management, has strengthened its international management with the creation of several senior global roles. This follows the acquisition of the manager by Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group last year. The business, under

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Ravi Sriskandarajah and Brian Delaney

Ravi to pick up QIC reins from Brian Delaney

Brian Delaney, a stalwart of the institutional funds management industry and an executive director and global head of client solutions and capital at QIC, has confirmed he will retire at the end of the year. His successor, Ravi Sriskandarajah, who

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Noah Schiltknecht

Income alert: consultant urges caution on yield

Listed infrastructure and property funds failed to live up to their safe-haven reputations during the recent market slump, a recent Makao Investments analysis found. The study says the relative underperformance of the two sectors over March and April highlights why

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