Innovative boutique fund manager strips bare Sydney

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Transparent, easy to understand and value for money, new Australian equities boutique fund manager Naked Funds Management Pty Limited (NakedFunds), which officially launched its inaugural fund, the NakedFunds Australian Share Fund (the Fund) in Sydney today, addresses the triple whammy challenge facing investors. By investing as little as $100 in the fund, investors will join […]

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Aviva Investors appointed to manage global unlisted real estate portfolio

Aviva Investors today announced it has been appointed by Stichting Pensioenfonds Medisch Specialisten (SPMS) to manage its €350 million global unlisted real estate portfolio. SPMS is the Dutch Medical Specialist Pension Fund and an obligatory sector scheme responsible for the retirement provision of independent (free lance) medical specialists in the Netherlands. With around 13,000 scheme […]

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Two thirds of Asian companies have strong balance sheets, finds Fidelity survey

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Solid performance with double digit sales and profit growth expected for Asian companies Inflation, US economy and regulation are key challenges Companies cashed up and potentially looking to spend Asian companies have emerged from the global financial crisis with very strong balance sheets and good revenue growth expectations, with many of them potentially planning to […]

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RaboDirect Rebels vs Crusaders: scoring support for VIC & QLD flood appeals

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RaboDirect to donate thousands per try scored at 5 Feb match RaboDirect today announced it will donate $3,000 per try scored in the pre-season clash between the RaboDirect Melbourne Rebels and the Canterbury Crusaders at AAMI Park, on Saturday 5 February, to the Victorian and Queensland flood appeals. As principal partner of the Rebels, the […]

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AMP Capital purchases Melbourne CBD property for Sunsuper

AMP Capital Investors has purchased a Melbourne CBD office property at 330 Collins Street for $107 million on behalf of Sunsuper, taking the number of properties acquired under its direct property portfolio mandate to five. Located in the commercial and retail heart of Melbourne’s CBD, 330 Collins Street comprises approximately 18,337 sqm of A-Grade office […]

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Resource Sector ETFs popular with SMSF Trustees

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Local Sector ETF specialist, Australian Index Investments (Aii), has seen increased interest in their resource-based ETFs from SMSF Trustees, with one in three ETF investments being held by DIY SMSFs. “We are seeing increased interest from SMSFs, particularly in our two resources ETFs (ASX Codes: MAM and RSR).  SMSF trustees seem to be using our […]

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First currency-based Exchange Traded Fund launched in Australia

The ASX Group (ASX) announces the launch today of the first exchange traded fund (ETF) over currency to be traded on the Australian Securities Exchange. The currency ETF will track the US dollar against the Australian dollar, enabling Australian institutional, intermediary and individual investors to simply and cost-effectively obtain immediate exposure to the US dollar. […]

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Threadneedle Investment Award offers Asia Pacific graduates £20,000 scholarship to London’s Cass Business School

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Australian students encouraged to enter global competition As a new corporate partner of Cass Business School, international asset management company Threadneedle has challenged students to address economic dilemmas faced around the world and receive a valuable sponsorship to further their studies.   The Threadneedle Investment Award will provide a scholarship equivalent to £20,000 (approx $30,000 […]

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BetaShares launches Australia’s first currency ETF

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BetaShares U.S. Dollar ETF ASX code: USD ETF tracks performance of US$ relative to the A$ Simple structure opens up foreign exchange markets to retail investors at wholesale rates For the first time, investors are able to trade currency on the ASX like any share  BetaShares Capital Limited (BetaShares) today listed Australia’s first currency ETF […]

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Aviva Investors receives fund management licence for Singapore

Aviva Investors today announced that it has received a Capital Markets Services Licence in Fund Management from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). The licence allows Aviva Investors to provide fund management services in Singapore to both retail and institutional clients, across segregated mandates, closed-ended and open-ended funds. The licence means that Aviva Investors will […]

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