Janus Henderson Investors’ Australian fixed interest team bolsters resources

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Janus Henderson Investors is pleased to announce that Shan Kwee will transition to Co-Portfolio Manager of the Australian Fixed Interest Team’s (Team) credit strategies including the Diversified Credit and Cash Enhanced Funds. Shan will continue to partner alongside Noel Murphy in co-managing these portfolios. Jay Sivapalan, Co-Head of the Australian Fixed Interest Team stated “Since joining […]

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H2O Aussie Dollar share class strategy wins $80 million insurance mandate

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Natixis Investment Managers has announced that its global macro affiliate, H2O Asset Management, has been awarded an $80 million mandate.  The mandate was awarded to the newly created H2O Australian Dollar Share Class Adagio Fund. Damon Hambly, CEO for Natixis in Australia, said: “We are delighted to announce a new client for our affiliate, H2O Asset Management. […]

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CPD: Australian housing – don’t panic

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Summary Over the past year Australian house prices have seen 12 consecutive months of decline, the longest streak of persistent falls in over 20 years. House prices are now ~4% lower than this time last year — the weakest performance in the housing market since 2012.     While the performance of house prices has […]

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Adaptive enterprises manage risk best

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Organisations that fail to adapt to rapidly changing community expectations, or that focus on one stakeholder such as shareholders over all others, can’t effectively manage their risk, according to a research paper* prepared for the Actuaries Institute. Andrew Brown, specialist consulting actuary, warns that the cultural failings identified in the Royal Commission into Australia’s finance […]

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Data Bill will usher in human rights for the digital age

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While the introduction of the Consumer Data Right Bill into parliament has been delayed, it needs to be a priority for the government in 2019, as it is welcome first step in addressing the imbalance of bargaining power between the holders and subjects of data, says Jonathan Steffanoni, principle consultant, legal and risk, with QMV. […]

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DomaCom completes $2.95 million capital raise

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DomaCom is pleased to announce that it has secured $2.95 Million in funding through the issue of a Convertible Security to the Thundering Herd Fund No.1 and Thundering Herd Pty Ltd (together “Thundering Herd”), a Melbourne-based institutional investor The Convertible Security has a two year term paying an annual 15% coupon rate on a quarterly […]

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Perennial expands retail distribution team

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Perennial Value Management (Perennial Value) has made an addition to its retail distribution team with the appointment of Mark Tisdell as a Senior Investment Specialist.  Tisdell will have a hybrid role – a national focus for Daintree Capital and a state (NSW & ACT) focus for Perennial. Tisdell joins Perennial Value following a 20-year career […]

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CPD: The cost of care – part 2 – mental health

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In analysing common methodologies used across the life insurance advice sector, we were able to identify a missing link that could help advice be more tailored and personalised. The Cost of Care whitepaper is an industry first, bringing together detailed research across the broad spectrum of injury and disease. Across three articles, we will delve […]

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Weekly market update – week ending 7 December, 2018

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Investment markets and key developments over the past week The past week has been a roller coaster ride in equity markets. Shares initially rose on the positive outcome from the Trump/Xi meeting. Then they plunged in a panic as investors lost faith in what Trump claimed was agreed, the arrest of a senior Huawei executive […]

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Trade war truce gives Emerging Markets a “stay of execution”

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Emerging markets held a relief rally in the wake of the much-anticipated meeting between President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G20 meeting in Buenos Aires. By agreeing to a 90-day truce in their ongoing trade war, the two leaders gave Emerging markets (EM) investors the best they could realistically hope for. Eaton […]

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