Crestone Wealth Management begins 2020 with bolstered adviser numbers and clear quality focus on behalf of clients

Crestone Wealth Management (Crestone) has begun the new decade with a strengthened adviser team, reaffirming its commitment to high-quality professional advice in the high net worth and ultra-high net worth client segments. Crestone is pleased to confirm eight new appointments completed in the latter part of 2019, bringing the total adviser base in the firm […]

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Investors rush back to equities in Q4 as ETF market breaks records in 2019

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The Australian ETF market surpassed AUD $61b in assets under management (AUM) with record inflows for 2019 reaching over $13.7b according to the latest figures released by the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) and Vanguard. ETF industry inflows for 2019 far outpaced the $8.0b and $6.4b received in 2017 and 2018 respectively, with ETF assets growing at a compound annual growth rate of over […]

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Morningstar upgrades Nikko AM Australian Bond Fund to Bronze

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Nikko Asset Management Australia (Nikko AM) has announced that it has received a Bronze Morningstar Analyst Rating™ for its Nikko AM Australian Bond Fund on 7 January 2020, upgraded from ‘Neutral’. The new rating recognises the investment capability and track record of portfolio managers, Darren Langer, Chris Rands, and team. The Nikko AM Australian Bond […]

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Bumper 2019 precipitates more benign year ahead

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The unexpected equity market returns of last year are unlikely to continue over the coming 12 months and, against the backdrop of protracted geopolitical concerns, a more benign, muted environment should be expected, according to GSFM and its fund manager partners, Munro Partners and Tribeca Investment Partners. GSFM adviser, Stephen Miller, says the extent of the strong […]

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Successful growth strategy and growing pipeline prompts Centuria Heathley new hire

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Centuria Heathley, the specialist healthcare property funds manager and a subsidiary of Centuria Capital Group (Centuria), has announced a new addition to its asset management team. A growing healthcare portfolio and a number of upcoming acquisitions has prompted Centuria Heathley to bolster its team. Rod Owen-Jones has joined Centuria Heathley as Portfolio Manager across its […]

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National vacancy rates increase marginally in December

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New data released by SQM Research yesterday has revealed the national residential rental vacancy rate increased marginally in December 2019 to 2.5% from 2.2% recorded in November, with the total number of vacancies Australia-wide now at 84,591 vacant residential properties.  The December 2018 vacancy rate was also 2.5%. All states recorded marginal increases in vacancy […]

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AMP Capital Global Infrastructure Fund II closes at US$3.4 billion

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AMP Capital announces the close of Global Infrastructure Fund II (GIF II) at US$3.4bn. The fund reached final close on 27 December 2019, exceeding its US$3bn target and drawing additional significant co-investment commitments. GIF II attracted global interest, with commitments from more than 60 institutional clients from across the globe, including Japan, Singapore and Australia; […]

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Markets teetering with volatility levels set to spike

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An exceptional 10-year bull run coupled with lingering geopolitical uncertainty is likely to generate a spike in market volatility over the coming 12 months and demand a more defensive investment strategy, according to Triple3 Partners’ chief investment officer, Simon Ho. Volatility is recorded via the VIX – a real-time market index that measures the market’s expectation of 30-day […]

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Outlook: What’s ahead for investors in 2020?

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The macro, top-down view “Our macro view ensures that we anchor to what really matters in markets regardless of the barrage of information and misinformation out there,” says Xiradis. “Working closely with our Chief Economist and our local and global equity teams, we are able to distil the macro signals that matter and work our allocations across sectors accordingly.” Xiradis and his team at Ausbil see the following key signals for 2020 as […]

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Senior appointments in Dublin and London expand Equity Trustees Fund Services global team

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Three new appointments in the Dublin and London offices of Equity Trustees Fund Services have strengthened the capability of the 130-year-old Australian business as it pursues its global growth objectives. “The Fund Services division of our business has built a market leading proposition over two decades in independent fund governance,” said Harvey Kalman, Head of […]

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