State Street Partners with Lukka to expand digital asset fund administration capabilities for its alternative investment clients

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State Street Corporation has announced it will provide digital and cryptocurrency asset fund administration capabilities for the firm’s private funds clients. In partnership with Lukka, a leading enterprise crypto asset data and software provider, State Street will support its private fund clients with collection, standardisation, enrichment, reconciliation, processing and reporting related to crypto and other... Read more continue reading

Man Group commits to net-zero carbon emissions goal

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Man Group announces that it has joined the Net Zero Asset Managers initiative and is thereby committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to net zero in investment portfolios by 2050. This is an industry-led effort to help limit warming to 1.5C, consistent with the Paris Accord. The firm has a significant focus on Responsible Investment... Read more continue reading

Equity Trustees bolsters trustee and wealth team with two new hires

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Australia’s leading trustee company, Equity Trustees, has announced two new additions to its Trustee and Wealth Services (TWS) team to meet client demands. Kate Schell has been appointed as an Adviser in the Private Client team while Amanda Sartor joins as a Senior Relationship Manager in the Charitable Trusts and Philanthropy team. Commenting on the appointments, Ian Westley,... Read more continue reading

Altis Property Partners expands capital team with the appointment of new Director

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Australian real estate fund manager, Altis Property Partners (“Altis”) has appointed director James King to its Sydney office to support its real estate investment strategies and capital raising initiatives. James will be responsible for the key functions of capital raising, investor relations, and product development across the Altis platform. James joins Altis from his previous... Read more continue reading

Natixis IM appoints Joseph Pinto and Christophe Lanne

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Natixis Investment Managers has announced two appointments, effective immediately. Joseph Pinto is appointed Head of Distribution for Europe, Latin America, Middle East and Asia Pacific for Natixis Investment Managers, overseeing client-related activities and support functions for these regions. He was previously Chief Operating Officer at Natixis Investment Managers. Christophe Lanne is appointed Chief Administration Officer... Read more continue reading

Channel Capital expands team with the appointment of Queensland based Distribution Director

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Channel Capital has appointed distribution director Sam Mirls to its Brisbane office as its investment manager stable and product suite grows within the advice, wholesale and family office sector. Sam will be responsible for managing and building relationships with advisers, family office and wholesale clients across Queensland. Sam, who is originally from Brisbane and has... Read more continue reading

MLC Life Insurance partners with Beyond Pain to help get customers back to work

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MLC Life Insurance is partnering with pain management specialist Beyond Pain to help customers suffering from chronic pain, chronic fatigue and mental illness return to work after making a life insurance claim. The partnership coincides with National Pain Week in Australia, which recognises the 1 in 5 Australians who live with chronic pain, including adolescents and children. 1... Read more continue reading

New appointments to boost AMP Capital’s Community Infrastructure Fund

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AMP Capital has announced three new appointments to the Community Infrastructure Fund (CommIF) with Odette Linnett as Investment Director, Carolyn van Leuven as Senior Advisor and Mathew Pirotta as Associate. AMP Capital Infrastructure Equity Co-Head for Australia and New Zealand Michael Bessell said the new appointments would bolster the AMP Capital team managing CommIF. “These... Read more continue reading

Emma Pringle appointed head of ESG at Maple-Brown Abbott

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Emma Pringle has been appointed as the head of ESG on a permanent basis at Maple-Brown Abbott (MBA). Ms Pringle has a background in product governance and sustainability across superannuation, investments and insurance, gained at BT, most recently as head of customer governance and sustainability. Prior to this, she held strategy and operations roles in BT’s... Read more continue reading

Veteran global small-cap specialist launches in Australia

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Global small-cap equity specialist Royce Investment Partners, part of Franklin Templeton, is entering the Australian retail investment market with the launch of a global small-cap fund. The Royce Global Small-Cap Premier Fund, an unlisted Australian unit trust, is an actively managed, core equity fund. The strategy is driven by fundamental, bottom-up research. Matthew Harrison, managing director... Read more continue reading