Eaton Vance announces new Director of Institutional Business Development, Australia & New Zealand

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Eaton Vance Australia Pty. Ltd., a subsidiary of Eaton Vance Corp. (NYSE: EV), has announced the appointment of Ty Thurgood as Director of Institutional Business Development, Australia and New Zealand. Based in Sydney, Mr. Thurgood is responsible for identifying and developing relationships with pension funds, private banks, fund of funds, institutional investors, investment consultants and […]

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Weekly market update – week ending 6 September, 2019

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Investment markets and key developments over the past week Good news week! It certainly seemed that way for financial markets with a lot of relatively small positives – the US and China indicating that face to face trade war talks will start again next month, Hong Kong withdrawing the extradition bill, the UK parliament standing […]

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Zurich Investments launches new Global Growth Opportunities SMA  

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Zurich Investments has announced the launch of a new Separately Managed Account (SMA) focused on global growth opportunities. The Zurich Investments Global Growth Opportunities SMA allows investors the opportunity to invest in a high conviction growth strategy of up to 22 global securities, selected and managed by our US-based investment partner American Century Investments (ACI). […]

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Don’t be blown off your feet by the new whistleblower protections

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New whistleblower protections expand who is protected and what they can disclose. This regime applies to regulated companies and financial service providers including banks, life companies, general insurers and superannuation funds. More people are now protected whistleblowers The new regime came into force on 1 July 2019 and creates the concept of an ‘eligible whistleblower’. […]

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Is recession already baked in?

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After major indices on US stock markets hit all-time highs in July, the plunge in bond yields is bringing increasingly agitated warnings about worsening growth and recession. Writing in a blog, Principal Global Investors Chief Global Economist, Dr Bob Baur said, “this agonising may simply mean that we are in the worst of the slowdown. […]

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Ausbil Active Sustainable Equity Fund ‘recommended’ by Lonsec

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Research house Lonsec has given a ‘recommended’ rating for the Ausbil Active Sustainable Equity Fund. The rating indicates that Lonsec believes the fund has substantial potential to outperform over the medium to long term and that management is of a high calibre. Lonsec stated it considered the fund to be suitable for inclusion on most […]

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Nine reasons why recession remains unlikely in Australia

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Key points Australian growth is likely to remain weak over the next year. Expect further monetary & fiscal stimulus. However, while the risks have gone up, recession remains unlikely: tax cuts should help growth in the current half year; the threat from falling property prices has receded; infrastructure spending is booming; the low $A is […]

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Implemented Portfolios makes strategic appointments amidst accelerated growth

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Australian based Managed Discretionary Accounts provider, Implemented Portfolios Limited (Implemented Portfolios) has announced the strategic appointments of Naomi Christopher to National Manager – Marketing and Communications, and David Plumb as independent non-executive director. The company celebrated reaching $1Billion in Funds Under Management, as well as bolstering its senior management team back in March of this […]

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Investors need to keep sharp eye on commercial property opportunities

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The Sydney and Melbourne office and industrial property sectors still offer solid investment opportunities for investors, says Per Amundsen, Head of Research for the specialist commercial property lender Thinktank. “Industrial property ratings in both cities were upgraded to ‘strong and improving’ last month by Thinktank, matching the Office sector ratings there, making these four market […]

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Australian Ethical announces recipients of its largest ever community grants program

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Australian Ethical (ASX: AEF) is proud to announce the recipients of its largest ever Community Grants program. This year, Australian Ethical is donating $360,000 to 20 grassroots organisations that are making a difference to the planet, people or animals in Australia and overseas. Selected from over 380 applications, each of the 20 winning organisations will […]

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