BennBridge launches two boutique partners

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Multi-boutique investment firm BennBridge has launched two boutique asset management partners in the UK – Tellworth Investments and Pembroke. BennBridge was founded in November last year as part of Bennelong Funds Management. It provides operational and infrastructure support for local boutique funds management teams and distributes their funds across European and global markets. Its first […]

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Perpetual Corporate Trust appointed Responsible Entity of first ASX-listed Trust dedicated to corporate lending

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Perpetual Corporate Trust has been appointed as the Responsible Entity (RE) of the MCP Master Income Trust (ASX: MXT), the first ASX-listed investment trust dedicated to corporate lending managed by Metrics Credit Partners. Perpetual Corporate Trust General Manager of Managed Fund Services Andrew Cannane said: “We are delighted to be appointed RE of Metrics’ new […]

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Infrastructure assets produce good returns as interest rates rise, says RARE

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A standard piece of investment commentary – that ‘infrastructure assets are ‘bond proxies’ and will perform poorly when interest rates rise’ – is an overly simplistic view of the asset class and its dynamics says RARE, a leading global listed infrastructure fund manager. This issue has had plenty of airplay since December last year, when […]

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Managed Accounts firms timetable for Linear merger

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Managed Accounts Holdings Limited (ASX: MGP or “Managed Accounts”) has revised the execution timetable for its merger with Linear Financial Holdings (“Linear”). Chief Executive of Managed Accounts David Heather said completion of the binding transaction documents executed by Linear shareholders and final due diligence are expected on or around Friday 20 October, a MGP shareholder […]

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Fund governance services leader Equity Trustees acquires majority stake in UK provider

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EQT Holdings Limited (ASX: EQT), the holding company for Equity Trustees, has announced an agreement to acquire 60% of London-based Treasury Capital Limited (Treasury Capital), a provider of independent fund governance services to the funds management industry. Treasury Capital provides Authorised Corporate Director (ACD) services in the UK and UCITS (Undertakings for Collective Investment in […]

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PUF Ventures Australia and Utilitas Group to build sustainable medicinal cannabis grow facility     

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PUF Ventures Australia (PVA) is pleased to announce that it has formed an alliance with Utilitas Group, a private company which designs, builds and operates proprietary bioHubs which turn manure, sewage, crop and food processing waste into renewable energy and bioproducts. The Casino bioHub project is already in early stage planning and Utilitas Group is […]

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MetLife appoints Head of Retail Sales

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MetLife has appointed Matt Lippiatt to lead its retail sales team, as part of the development of its retail life insurance offer which will launch to advisers and brokers in 2018. Mr Lippiatt joins MetLife in the newly created role Head of Retail Sales. He most recently spent 11 years with AMP, where he was […]

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Lonsec Research to power Synchron’s financial advice

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Lonsec Research has partnered with Synchron to provide investment research and consulting services to Australia’s largest non-institutionally owned financial advice group. Synchron’s financial advisers will harness investment product research, market insights, and portfolio construction tools via Lonsec Research’s leading iRate platform, adding to Synchron’s financial advice capability. “We are incredibly excited to be working with […]

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Zurich Fund wins in AREIT category at the 2017 Professional Planner Zenith Fund Awards

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Zurich Financial Services Australia (Zurich) is proud to announce the Zurich Investments Australian Property Securities Fund (“The Fund”) was awarded ‘Winner’ in the ‘AREIT’ category for 2017 at the Professional Planner Zenith Fund Awards on Friday. Managed by Zurich’s strategic investment partner, Renaissance Property Securities Pty Ltd (Renaissance), the award was in recognition of its […]

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Wheelhouse Global Equity Income Fund launched to retail market  

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Wheelhouse Investment Partners has launched the Wheelhouse Global Equity Income Fund to the retail market. The fund has been available to sophisticated and institutional investors since May 2017 and aims to deliver improved investment outcomes to Australian retirees. The fund addresses the dual concerns of market volatility and longevity risk, says Wheelhouse portfolio manager Alastair MacLeod. “Large investment losses, […]

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