Australian Eagle Trust Long-Short returns +3.70% for Feb 2019

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The Australian Eagle Trust Long-Short fund returned +3.70% net of fees for the month of February 2019, maintaining positive outperformance over 1 year and 2 year periods. The portfolio’s largest positive contributions for the month came from long positions in QBE Insurance Group, Altium and Commonwealth Bank of Australia while largest detractors were short positions […]

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Xplore Wealth unveiled as a new brand symbolising growth and focus for Managed Accounts

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One of Australia’s leading independent platform providers and investment administrators, Managed Accounts Holdings Ltd (ASX: MGP) will rebrand to Xplore Wealth Ltd (ASX: XPL) (Xplore Wealth) subject to shareholders’ approval. This strong brand was chosen to reflect the company’s universal growth purpose and underline its offering as a leading independent investment platform solution for wealth management professionals. The brand […]

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Four major Australian and international business leaders join Mayfair 101 Advisory Board

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In a major expansion of Mayfair 101’s authority and expertise, the fast-growing Australian headquartered independent investment and corporate advisory group has added leading business figures from telecommunications, media, marketing and international relations to its Advisory Board. Prominent Australian businesswoman and CEO of the Switzer Financial Group, Maureen Jordan, will join communications expert Toby Ralph, former […]

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OnePath showcases innovation across Group Life business

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ANZ has welcomed corporate clients, super-fund trustees, insurance brokers and financial advisers to its OnePath Group Insurance innovation roadshow to demonstrate the improvements it is making in client experience. The innovation roadshow is being held in state capitals to highlight a range of enhancements for clients as a result of ongoing investment and innovation in […]

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Search for income prompts launch of credit fund

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Natixis Investment Managers (Natixis) yesterday announced that its flagship global multi-asset credit strategy is to be made available to Australian wholesale investors via a new local investment fund, the World Multi-Asset Credit Fund (the Fund). The Fund replicates the world credit asset strategy which currently has $US2.9 billion in funds under management and was launched […]

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Legg Mason ethical funds approved by RIAA

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Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA) has approved two Legg Mason investment  funds – the Legg Mason Martin Currie Ethical Income Fund and the Legg Mason Martin Currie Ethical Values with Income Fund – as Certified Responsible Investments. RIAA is the peak industry body representing responsible, ethical and impact investors across Australia and New Zealand. Its Responsible Investment Certification […]

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Debbie Alliston appointed as Chief Investment Officer for AMP Capital’s Multi-Asset Group

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AMP Capital has announced Debbie Alliston has been appointed as Chief Investment Officer for its Multi-Asset Group, effective immediately. With more than A$62 billion in multi-asset funds under management as at 31 December 2018, the Multi-Asset Group (MAG) delivers tailored investment solutions for clients including asset allocation, manager selection and portfolio construction.  MAG’s 27 investment […]

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Pengana Private Equity Trust initial public offering opens to strong early demand

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Pengana Capital Group Limited (ASX: PCG), has launched Australia’s first ASX listed investment trust that invests in global private equity. The Pengana Private Equity Trust (ASX: PE1,[i] the ‘Trust’) provides investors with exposure to a diversified portfolio of private equity with a select, complementary allocation to private credit and opportunistic investments.  The offer has restricted capacity, […]

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BlackRock launches Australia’s first ESG-focused Australian Bond Index Fund

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BlackRock Investment Management (Australia) Limited (BlackRock) has announced the launch of its new unlisted ESG-focused Australian Bond Index (ESGABI) fund. The fund, benchmarked to a customised Bloomberg Barclays MSCI SRI ESG-Weighted Australian Aggregate A$100M Index, provides Australian institutional and retail investors with diversified, low-cost access to the local fixed income market with enhanced ESG outcomes. […]

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Household Capital enters Australian retirement sector with innovative new retirement loan

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Household Capital, an independent, specialist retirement funding provider, has announced it has entered the Australian retirement sector with an innovative loan product that allows retirees to use equity in the family home to fund retirement expenses, enhance income or provide financial support to their children and other family members. Household Capital provides Australian home owners […]

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