Attractive investment opportunities on offer across Asian infrastructure

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Despite ongoing global political and economic headwinds, the value proposition of quality infrastructure projects in some Asian nations is very attractive, according to Sarah Shaw, global portfolio manager and CEO/CIO... Read more continue reading

Lazard Asset Management launches Global Listed Infrastructure Active ETF

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Lazard Asset Management has announced the launch of its first exchange-traded fund (ETF) in Australia, providing investors and advisers access to an actively managed ETF portfolio of listed infrastructure companies.... Read more continue reading

From volatility to victory: Franklin Templeton experts on building resilient Fixed Income portfolios

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The latest Franklin Templeton fixed income webinar saw investment experts share their perspectives on managing fixed income portfolios in an era characterised by both heightened volatility and changing inflation dynamics.... Read more continue reading

Death bed benefit withdrawals

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What are they? Death bed benefit withdrawals is a poignant description of the situation where a member of a superannuation fund makes a request to withdrawal their superannuation benefit as... Read more continue reading

Hamilton Lane private wealth survey finds 70% of respondents planning to increase allocation to private markets – need for education continues

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More than 90% of survey respondents currently allocate client capital to private markets, with essentially all of them (99%) planning to allocate some portion of client portfolios to the asset... Read more continue reading

Super funds stabilise returns in May 

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Markets saw an improvement over May following April losses as equities stabilised. While not enough to fully regain the -1.6% fall in April, leading superannuation research house SuperRatings estimates that... Read more continue reading

Institutional investors splash out despite cyclical doubts

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The State Street Risk Appetite Index bounced back to 0.09 in May revealing a modest risk on bias across the month (see Figure 1). Institutional investors on balance still saw... Read more continue reading

BlackRock iShares to launch Emerging Markets ex China ETF in the Australian market

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BlackRock Australia has announced its intent to launch the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ex China ETF (ASX: EMXC) with a management fee of 0.25%. The launch of EMXC furthers BlackRock’s commitment... Read more continue reading

Stocks are the true independents in this election

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What does the rematch between Joe Biden and Donald Trump in the 2024 U.S. presidential election mean to financial markets? Holding a presidential election when emotions are running high, and... Read more continue reading

Interest rate concerns? Consider a multisector income strategy

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Investors face a new bond market landscape. The investment strategies that previously provided attractive performance potential may not be well suited for today’s market. For example, since the Great Financial... Read more continue reading