Profit season reaction shows investors’ priorities: Martin Currie  

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Investors’ responses to the profit reporting season suggest that the market is still rewarding those companies that can produce results in a weak revenue environment, rather than rewarding those investing for the future, according to Legg Mason’s Australian equities affiliate, Martin Currie Australia’s analysis of market reaction to the results. Profits in the year to […]

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Man Group announces strategic partnership with Grant Samuel Funds Management

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Man Group yesterday announces a strategic partnership agreement with Grant Samuel Funds Management (GSFM), positioning Man Group and GSFM to offer new investment products to retail investors in Australia and New Zealand. GSFM will additionally become primarily responsible for retail distribution of Man Group’s flagship Man AHL Alpha (AUD) fund. The partnership will leverage Man […]

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Perpetual Corporate Trust appointed Responsible Entity of Ophir’s High Conviction Fund

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Highlighting the growing need for independent Responsible Entity (RE) providers, Perpetual Corporate Trust has been appointed as the RE of Ophir Asset Management’s High Conviction Fund. Perpetual Corporate Trust General Manager Andrew Cannane said: “Our expertise as an independent RE is in higher demand than ever as we see an increase in responsible entity transactions, […]

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The time is right to invest in emerging markets

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Investing in emerging markets is not for the faint hearted. When people get nervous about equities, they tend to sell out of emerging markets and vice versa.  Unexpected political problems, such as corruption or weak economic growth, can also quickly derail a market.  However, there are many reasons and strong structural trends supporting emerging market […]

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Munro appoints new portfolio manager

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Munro Partners has appointed Jeremy Gibson to the newly created role of Portfolio Manager. He will be responsible for championing stock ideas and managing positions within the Munro Global Growth Fund, reporting to Nick Griffin, Chief Investment Officer at Munro. Mr Gibson joins Munro from his position as Senior Investment Manager at Pictet Asset Management […]

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Vacancy rates fall in August

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Data released by SQM Research this week has revealed the number of national residential rental vacancies was 71,540 homes in August 2017, giving a national vacancy rate of 2.2%, down from 2.3% in July. The vacancy rate remained very tight at 0.4% in Hobart, down from 0.5% a month earlier, while in Sydney and Melbourne […]

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Avenir Capital expands team

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Avenir Capital, an award-winning Australian boutique fund manager, has strengthened its global investment team as it introduces a new class of its successful, high-conviction global equities fund. Following the launch of the value-oriented Avenir Global Fund for retail investors last week, Chief Investment Officer Adrian Warner announced Patricia Queipo de Llano Campomanes had joined the […]

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Saxo Bank celebrates 25-year anniversary

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Saxo Bank celebrates its journey from an early online trading pioneer to a leading facilitator of global capital market access, servicing private and institutional clients in more than 170 countries In September 1992, the small brokerage that was to become Saxo Bank was founded in the heart of Copenhagen. The bank’s founders, Lars Seier Christensen […]

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Alleron’s Australian Eagle Trust Long Short Fund has added 5.3% in August after fees

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Alleron’s Australian Eagle Trust Long Short Fund added +5.3% in August 2017 after all fees. For the first 2 months of this financial year the fund is up approximately +3.5% and up 28.9% since inception in July 2016. Australian Reporting Season Update – September 2017: Positive contributions from the reporting season came from Long positions […]

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State Street appoints new Head of SPDR ETFs for Australia

State Street Global Advisors (SSGA), the asset management arm of State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT), announced today the appointment of Meaghan Victor to head of SPDR ETFs in Australia. Meaghan Victor brings more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, including senior leadership roles in asset management and Australian distribution. She will […]

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