Sean McCormack to join Australia’s newest life insurer

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Integrity Life is delighted to announce the appointment of Sean McCormack as its new CEO. Sean joins Integrity from MLC Life, where he has spent the past 11 years, most recently as their Chief of Life Insurance. He is exceptionally well regarded in the industry with experience that spans the full lifecycle and value chain... Read more continue reading

CIP Asset Management enters retail funds management

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Leading alternative credit manager CIP Asset Management (CIPAM) has entered the retail fixed income funds management market, with the launch of a retail version of the CIPAM Credit Income Fund. CIPAM was formerly known as Challenger Investment Partners before rebranding earlier this year. Its 22-strong investment team has one of the longest Australian track records... Read more continue reading

American Century boosts local team

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In response to growing local investor demand for its broad array of investment strategies, global asset manager American Century Investments has appointed Noble Dhaliwal to the role of senior client service associate. Mr Dhaliwal will be responsible for managing relationships with wholesale and institutional clients, and will work closely with American Century’s head of Australia... Read more continue reading

REAL Property Funds launches Australia’s only dedicated website for property funds

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REAL Property Funds is Australia’s only dedicated website for property funds. “Our aim is to be the no.1 website where investors can find details about current property fund offerings and to be the most comprehensive list of property funds in Australia. Surprisingly, nothing like this existed until we created this site”, says co-founder John Stuart.... Read more continue reading

CountPlus Member firm O’Brien Accountants & Advisors completes tuck-in acquisition

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CountPlus has continued its focus on strategic growth, with Melbourne-based Member firm O’Brien Accountants & Advisers (O’Brien) announcing it has completed a tuck-in acquisition to acquire the accounting services of Hillard O’Donnell and Associates (Hillard O’Donnell). As part of the transaction, Damian O’Donnell (Principal at Hillard O’Donnell) will acquire an equity interest in O’Brien under... Read more continue reading

The Myer Foundation invests in newly launched Mirova fund under ESG portfolio restructure

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Global asset manager, Natixis Investment Managers, has announced the launch into the Australian market of its award-winning sustainable investment equities strategy, the Global Sustainable Equity Fund (the Fund), managed by Mirova, its investment affiliate dedicated to responsible investment The Fund is denominated in Australian dollars and invests in global equities, businesses engaged in activities with... Read more continue reading

China vs the rest: Geopolitical struggles impact investment outcomes

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Four years into an escalating confrontation and nearly a year into the first truly global pandemic in a century, the world is poised for a geopolitical and economic rollercoaster ride, according to Martin Currie, a global investment manager. Investors and asset owners are greatly impacted, so we need to track a variety of issues- historical... Read more continue reading

Reversionary pensions that don’t revert

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What happens where, at the time of death of the pensioner, a reversionary pension fails to revert because the nominated reversionary pensioner (an SIS Act dependant) is not eligible to receive income stream death benefits, for example where the nominated reversionary pensioner is an adult child of the deceased member. SIS sub-regulation 6.21(2)(b)(ii) and (2A)... Read more continue reading

PAN-Tribal Global Equity Fund maintains highest Zenith rating

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PAN-Tribal Asset Management is pleased to announce the PAN-Tribal Global Equity Fund has maintained its Highly Recommended rating. Zenith describes the International Shares – Global (unhedged) sector as one of the most competitive fields in the investment landscape, based on the number of managers and strategies available to investors. Within this highly competitive field, the... Read more continue reading

Topsy-turvy market providing small caps opportunities – and risks

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An unusually ‘topsy-turvy’ period for small caps stocks is providing alpha opportunities if investors can look through the hype and the volatility, according to a leading small caps fund manager. Richard Ivers, portfolio manager of the table-topping Prime Value Emerging Opportunities Fund, part of boutique investment house Prime Value Asset Management, says small caps can... Read more continue reading