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La Trobe Financial strengthens senior executive team

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 La Trobe Financial has announced a number of changes to its senior executive team. Mr Randal Williams, Senior Vice President, was appointed Chief Lending Officer. In this role, Mr Williams will be responsible for overseeing the efficient and effective management of the Real Estate Credit Division involving the Distribution, Credit, Operations and Sales teams. Mr […]

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TIAA-CREF Asset Management expands global distribution focus on Australia and Asia

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TIAA-CREF, a leading U.S. financial services organisation, yesterday announced the opening of a new distribution office for TIAA-CREF Asset Management in Sydney, Australia. The office will be led by Andrew Kleinig, who will direct distribution strategy in Australia and Asia while providing a local point of contact for TIAA-CREF investment capabilities and products for existing clients […]

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Standard Life Investments’ grows retail presence as Absolute Return Global Fund added to Macquarie Wrap

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Standard Life Investments, the global asset manager, is pleased to announce that the highly successful Absolute Return Global Bond Strategies (ARGBS) Australian Trust (ARSN 125 897 261) has been added to the Macquarie Wrap platform. ARGBS is the second multi-asset fund from Standard Life Investments available to wholesale investors, following strong demand for their Global Absolute […]

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Goldman Sachs Asset Management Australia confirms key themes for 2015 Investment Forums

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Goldman Sachs Asset Management (“GSAM”) has confirmed its key themes for the 2015 GSAM Investment Forums to be held in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. At each event, a panel of international and local experts will share their perspectives on the key trends shaping today’s market environment and the potential implications for Australian investors. The […]

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Leading US small business lender OnDeck expands into Australia

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OnDeck Capital, Inc., a leading platform for small business loans, announced yesterday its expansion into the Australian market, introducing its disruptive online lending solution to Australia’s over two million small businesses. Australia is OnDeck’s first market outside North America. In expanding to Australia, OnDeck has partnered with MYOB – Australia’s leading business accounting software provider – […]

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Australian investors looking to increase allocation to active management

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Australian investors want to increase their allocation to active management over the next 12 months, according to a new survey from Franklin Templeton Investments. The research, conducted with a sample size of over 100 attendees at Franklin Templeton’s recent Asia Pacific Investor Forum, concluded that Australian investors and their advisers are paying more attention to […]

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Ten Australian companies named best in (and for) the world

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Ten Australian companies have been listed as Best for the World based on their contributions to the community, their workers and the environment. The Best for the World list honours the top 10 per cent of all certified B Corporations (B Corps), based on a rigorous and comprehensive assessment of the company’s impact on the […]

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AMP Capital appoints new Managing Director for New Zealand

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AMP Capital is pleased to announce the appointment of Grant Hassell as Managing Director for New Zealand, alongside his existing role as Head of Fixed Income, effective from 30 April 2015. The appointment reflects a new phase of growth for AMP Capital New Zealand. “Grant is highly regarded in the New Zealand market for his […]

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MyState appoints Chris Thornton as General Manager, Product and Marketing

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MyState Limited, the banking and wealth management group, announced yesterday the appointment of Mr Chris Thornton as general manager, product and marketing. For the last five years, Mr Thornton has held the position of Head of Brand and Marketing for RAMS Financial Group. He will commence with MyState Limited on 20 April 2015. Mr Thornton brings […]

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Blue Sky Listed Investment Company announces new capital raise

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Blue Sky Alternatives Access Fund Limited will raise up to $20 million through a one for three non-renounceable entitlement issue of new ordinary shares. The Blue Sky Alternatives Access Fund (BSAAF) is Australia’s only listed diversified alternatives investment vehicle. The directly-managed portfolio is invested across private equity and venture capital, water and agriculture, hedge funds and […]

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