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Longlead Capital gets set for new wholesale investors

Longlead Capital Partners, the boutique long/short equities manager formed by two key players in the success of Regal Funds Management, has launched a traditional unlisted unit trust to allow better access to its strategies among Australian and New Zealand investors.

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How technology is pushing asset servicers to the fore

The job of global custodians is about to get a lot more important as the spread of new technologies takes hold throughout the investment world. A recent paper by Northern Trust’s asset servicing arm ‘reimagines’ the investment world in 2030,

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Investment disconnect over ESG – Russell research

Almost all fund managers have adopted some form of environmental, social and governance (ESG) analysis to enhance research but its influence on real investment calls remains unclear, according to a new Russell Investments global survey. The Russell 2020 ESG study,

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Calastone throws ownership to private equity giant

Global fund back-office connector, Calastone, has sold a majority stake to US private equity player, The Carlyle Group. In a release last week, the UK-headquartered Calastone said the deal would see Carlyle acquire most current shares including those held by

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A game-changer for managed funds?

The launch early in February this year of Australia’s first unlisted fund to be quoted on the ASX, by Magellan group and its administrator, Mainstream, took a while to sink in, not helped by the dislocation caused by the pandemic

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IIG launches its $70m Impact Fund

Impact Investment Group (IIG) announced the launch of its new $70 million impact investment fund, designed to balance profit and purpose with a sustainable and socially conscious investment thesis. Inside Investor’s Ishan Dan spoke with IIG CEO and Co-Fund Manager

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Integrity Life raises $43 million

Integrity Life secured $43 million in their recent series B round of funding. There was a strong interest in the raise, that took place before and during COVID-19. Given the instability of the global economy, this significant investment is being

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If you can’t beat them, buy them

While the active versus passive debate rolls on, and on, across the investment world, some active managers have gone to the ‘dark side’, at least partially, by adding more quantitative inputs for new strategies, such as thematic investing. The concept

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