Weekly market update – week ending 8 November, 2019

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Investment markets and key developments over the past week The past week saw most share markets push higher on the back of positive news regarding US/China trade talks, benign economic data and some optimism that global growth will pick up, with the US share market making it to a new record high. Australian shares benefitted […]

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Weekly market update – week ending 1 November, 2019

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Investment markets and key developments over the past week The past week saw US shares push to new record highs helped by good earnings results and Fed easing, but other share markets were soft not helped by mixed news on US/China trade talks and still soft global economic data. Increasing talk that the RBA may […]

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AMP Capital agrees to acquire 50 per cent interest in Macarthur Wind Farm

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AMP Capital has agreed to acquire a 50 per cent interest in Macarthur Wind Farm, the largest wind farm in the southern hemisphere, from Malakoff. The acquisition is on behalf of investors in the AMP Capital Community Infrastructure Fund (CommIF) and the AMP Capital Core Infrastructure Fund (CIF). Macarthur Wind Farm, located in south western […]

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Griffith University Student Crystal Palliser wins AMP University Challenge

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Crystal Palliser from Griffith University has won the finals of the 2019 AMP University Challenge and the $5,000 first prize. Ms Palliser, who is in only her second year of a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Finance and Financial Planning, performed strongly in all of the finals challenges during an intense day of competition. Now […]

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Weekly market update – week ending 25 October, 2019

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Investment markets and key developments over the past week The past week saw major share markets push higher helped by generally good US earnings reports, benign geopolitical news and optimism that global recession will be avoided. US and Eurozone shares rose 1.2%. Japanese shares gained 1.4%, Chinese shares rose 0.7% and Australian shares gained 1.4%. […]

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AMP Limited Q3 19 AUM and cashflows update

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Growth in assets under management (AUM) in Australian wealth management and AMP Capital from strong investment markets. New Zealand wealth management AUM fell during the quarter mainly due to a weaker New Zealand dollar. Increased cash inflows in Australian wealth management offset by higher outflows including A$0.6 billion of regular pension payments and A$0.2 billion […]

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21 great investment quotes from Shane Oliver

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Introduction The world of investing can be confusing and scary at times. But fortunately, the basics of investing are timeless and some investors (often the best) have a knack of encapsulating these in a sentence or two that is insightful and easy to understand. In recent years I’ve written several insights highlighting investment quotes I […]

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AMP Capital real estate retail leadership team announced

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AMP Capital has announced the leadership team for its retail real estate business, which is responsible for the fund, investment, property and development management for the shopping centre portfolio.  This follows a restructure announced in August this year, where the real estate business was realigned along sector specialisations. Mark Kirkland has accepted the new role […]

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Record US$6.2 billion raised for AMP Capital infrastructure debt strategy

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AMP Capital has announced a record US$6.2 billion fundraise for its fourth infrastructure debt strategy, which includes the final close of the AMP Capital Infrastructure Debt Fund IV (IDF IV), co-investment rights and separately managed account commitments. Central to the fundraise is the final close of the IDF IV, which reached its hard cap of […]

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AMP Capital adds to US communications infrastructure holdings with cloud and data center service provider acquisition

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Global investment manager AMP Capital has agreed to acquire Expedient (Continental Broadband, LLC), a leading US provider of cloud computing and data center services, from Landmark Media Enterprises, LLC. Expedient offers an integrated suite of colocation, cloud, managed services and network access products to a highly diverse base of over 1,200 customers. The business operates […]

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