AMP Capital acquires 50 per cent interest in Westadium

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AMP Capital has acquired a 50 per cent interest in Westadium – the State’s partner in the Optus Stadium Design Build Finance and Maintain Project from John Laing on behalf of investors in its Community Infrastructure Fund (CommIF). Optus Stadium is a new state-of-the-art, multi-purpose stadium that accommodates a range of entertainment and sporting events, […]

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Australian Actuaries Climate Index shows frequency of extreme hot days rising

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The Australian Actuaries Climate Index, updated for the first time since its launch in late 2018, shows the number of extreme hot days was above historical levels in both Winter and Spring 2018, and portions of Australia remained extraordinarily dry showing distinct signs of drought. The Index provides an objective measure of extreme weather conditions […]

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Principal fund named best global real estate fund over past 10 years at Lipper Fund Awards from REFINITIV US

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Principal Global Investors has been awarded a Lipper Fund Award from REFINITIV US for the Principal Global Real Estate Securities Fund, Institutional (Class I: POSIX). These awards recognise funds and fund management firms for their consistently strong risk-adjusted three-, five-, and ten-year performance relative to their peers. Principal Global Real Estate Securities Fund, Institutional was named the best global […]

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ThinkMarkets announces partnership with Glenn McGrath

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Australian sporting icon, Glenn McGrath, has joined forces with global financial trading platform, ThinkMarkets, to launch the ‘Think 2020 program’, to help young sports men and women invest in their financial futures. ThinkMarkets is a leading provider of financial derivatives trading. Among ThinkMarkets’ proposed initiatives, are a series of masterclasses that aim to educate beginner […]

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Jamieson Coote Bonds launches the ultimate ‘flight to quality’ global investment strategy to Australian investors

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Specialist high grade bond manager Jamieson Coote Bonds (JCB) is offering its global investment strategy to the broader Australian investor market, through the launch of the CC JCB Global Bond Fund (the Fund), an Australian priced unit trust. Designed to give investors global diversification within their fixed income allocation, the Fund can complement domestic risk […]

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Australian Eagle Trust Long-Short returns +3.70% for Feb 2019

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The Australian Eagle Trust Long-Short fund returned +3.70% net of fees for the month of February 2019, maintaining positive outperformance over 1 year and 2 year periods. The portfolio’s largest positive contributions for the month came from long positions in QBE Insurance Group, Altium and Commonwealth Bank of Australia while largest detractors were short positions […]

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FPA launches new Careers in Financial Planning networking events across Australia to inspire next generation of planners

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The Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) is delighted to announce the launch of its inaugural FPA Careers in Financial Planning Event Series in partnership with Kaplan Professional. Taking place in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney, the new series of networking events runs from 12 March – 2 April 2019, providing aspiring business, commerce, […]

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Value of loans for home renovations hit record low. Business confidence hits 3-year low

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Consumer sentiment; NAB business survey; Lending; Credit cards Business survey: The NAB business conditions index eased from +6.6 points in January to +4.4 points in February, below the long-term average of +5.8 points. The business confidence index fell to a 3-year low of +2.0 points in February, down from +3.6 points in January and below the […]

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Xplore Wealth unveiled as a new brand symbolising growth and focus for Managed Accounts

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One of Australia’s leading independent platform providers and investment administrators, Managed Accounts Holdings Ltd (ASX: MGP) will rebrand to Xplore Wealth Ltd (ASX: XPL) (Xplore Wealth) subject to shareholders’ approval. This strong brand was chosen to reflect the company’s universal growth purpose and underline its offering as a leading independent investment platform solution for wealth management professionals. The brand […]

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Four major Australian and international business leaders join Mayfair 101 Advisory Board

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In a major expansion of Mayfair 101’s authority and expertise, the fast-growing Australian headquartered independent investment and corporate advisory group has added leading business figures from telecommunications, media, marketing and international relations to its Advisory Board. Prominent Australian businesswoman and CEO of the Switzer Financial Group, Maureen Jordan, will join communications expert Toby Ralph, former […]

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