Principal Real Estate Investors Ranked Among “Greenest Companies” in the U.S.

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Commercial Property Executive recognizes company’s green commercial real estate initiatives Principal Real Estate Investors, the fourth largest institutional real estate manager in the United States, is among the greenest commercial real estate companies in the United States, according to Commercial Property Executive. The real estate publication’s annual ranking puts Principal Real Estate Investors in a class of […]

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Lonsec releases its Small Cap Australian Equity Sector Review

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Lonsec’s review of the Large Cap Australian Equity Fund sector encompassed 36 active funds across traditional small cap, mid cap and micro cap funds. Lin Ngin, Senior Investment Analyst responsible for this review explains the difference between these funds. “A traditional small cap fund invests primarily in the S&P/ASX Small Ordinaries Index, where a mid […]

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Lonsec releases its Large Cap Australian Equity Sector Review

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Lonsec’s review of the Large Cap Australian Equity Fund sector encompassed 36 active funds within the peer group considered “mainstream” funds. Of these, 10 attained Lonsec’s top rating, Highly Recommended, including the Integrity Australian Share Fund, Ausbil Australian Active Equity Fund and Solaris Core Australian Equity Fund. Five new funds were added to Lonsec’s Large […]

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Australia’s millionaires lose their appetite for growth but gain a healthy hunger for advice

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Over half of Australia’s 310,000 millionaires want more financial advice, and are prepared to pay for it, according to the latest Centric Wealth / Investment Trends High Net Worth Investor Report. Survey respondents said key areas in which they needed more advice were estate planning, reviewing current investment portfolios, investment strategy, asset protection strategies, borrowing […]

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Experience & Long-term Results Underpins Zenith’s ISAM Systematic Fund ‘Recommended’ Rating

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Zenith Investment Partners Pty Ltd (Zenith) Head of Alternatives Research Daniel Liptak has announced that International Standard Asset Management (ISAM) Systematic Fund has received a RECOMMENDED rating. With offices in London and New York, ISAM was founded by Stanley Fink, former CEO of the Man Group, in July 2008 to provide alternative investment strategies to […]

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Confidence returns as traders get active and more adventurous, CMC Markets survey says

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Traders get savvy with social media tools – websites, forums and blogs top the list SGX gets thumbs down while Chi-X more warmly received; almost one in four think the ASX is government owned CMC Herd Index shows traders continue to grapple with timing the market Traders are showing greater signs of confidence and are […]

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More than lowest brokerage: CMC Markets Stockbroking wins prominent awards from Investment Trends

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CMC Markets, the leading independent financial services provider, has been awarded ‘Highest overall client satisfaction’, ‘Best website functionality’, ‘Best customer service’, and ‘Best charting’ in the Investment Trends Dec 2010 Australia Online Broking Report. The multiple awards won demonstrate the quality and depth of CMC Markets’ stockbroking business after CMC Markets launched Australia’s lowest online […]

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Big name Research Award winners show ESG emerging from its niche

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ESG ‘box-ticking’ no longer makes the grade, say judges, as Citi, Goldman Sachs, take out awards High calibre entries from some of the country’s biggest broking and other financial services players mark the continued push by market leaders to factor Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) research into mainstream investment analysis. The annual Awards are conducted […]

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Slow motion market recovery ahead, says Russell chief investment strategist

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Warns investors on over-optimism Predicting high single to low double digit global returns Russell Investments is expecting a slow motion market recovery, according to its March 2011 market commentary. Andrew Pease, chief investment strategist, tells investors to be optimistic but not too optimistic: Russell is moderately bullish on global equities, expecting returns to be in […]

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Income investors turn to global equities

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Forecast double-digit earnings to drive dividend growth Income-seeking investors will increasingly turn to global equities in 2011, with leading international asset manager Threadneedle forecasting that key international markets will experience double-digit aggregate earnings growth and increasing dividends in 2011. “For the last two decades investors have traditionally turned to bond markets for income and to […]

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