Australian Unity confirms timings for Office Property Fund listing

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Australian Unity has issued a timetable for its plans to list the Australian Unity Office Property Fund on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), with the proposal to be voted on by existing unitholders on 17 June 2016. This follows a successful institutional marketing campaign and strong investor feedback on the proposed initial public offer (IPO). […]

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AUI appoints general manager – investments

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Australian Unity Investments (AUI) has appointed Geraldine Barlow as general manager – investments, reporting to chief executive officer and chief investment officer David Bryant. Ms Barlow joins AUI from the New Mexico State Investment Council, the second largest sovereign wealth fund in the US, where she was head of real return and real estate. In […]

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Investors pessimistic despite positive economic news

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Global economic news is largely positive but it seems that Australian investors are increasingly pessimistic, says David Bryant, chief executive officer at Australian Unity Investments. “Most of the key overseas economies have had good news in the last week but this doesn’t seem to be reaching local investors. “Consumer confidence in Australia is down, with […]

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Still opportunities in difficult market conditions

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Mixed economic messages are causing confusion for investors but some of the risks for the year ahead have been overstated, according to Australian Unity Investments’ joint venture asset managers. Chad Padowitz, chief investment officer at international equities manager Wingate Asset Management, said while there is a lot of focus on the ailing commodity markets, there […]

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Australian Unity strengthens Diversified Property Fund with purchase of industrial asset

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The Australian Unity Diversified Property Fund has purchased an industrial property in Melbourne’s south-east for $15.1 million. The price reflects an initial yield of 7.6 per cent. The property, 19 Corporate Avenue, Rowville, is a 20,950 sqm site which incorporates a modern, 12,300 sqm corporate office and warehouse facility. It is in a well located, […]

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International diversification the key to portfolio growth

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Market movements in recent times have reinforced the need for portfolio diversification, both within asset classes and by geographic region, said David Bryant head of Australian Unity Investments. In recent weeks investors with a diversified portfolio and an appropriate investment strategy, would have seen the benefits the discipline of this brings. “The big losers from […]

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Certainty for investors lies ahead

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While market volatility is likely to continue, investors could have several good reasons to feel more certainty leading to confidence over the next several weeks, depending on reaction to economic news from different sources, says David Bryant head of Australian Unity Investments. “While the big story locally might be the new Prime Minister and the […]

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Global events no cause for investor panic

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While it is a nervous time for investors at the moment, there is no need to start panicking just yet because the global events playing out are unlikely to be as significant as they currently appear, says David Bryant, chief executive officer of Australian Unity Investments. “For example, while the Chinese share market is in […]

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Overall investment outlook positive despite negative news from Greece

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While investors can see little joy in equities, fixed interest or residential property at the moment, the outlook isn’t all bad, says David Bryant, chief investment officer at Australian Unity Investments. “There seems to be a lot of ‘doom and gloom’ news about markets and economies primarily because of the ongoing saga in the Eurozone, […]

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Australian Unity expands team with BDM appointments

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Australian Unity Investments (AUI) has expanded its business development team with the appointment of MrDamen Purcell and MrDamen Purcell as business development managers. Mr Wapshott will be based in Melbourne and will be responsible for overseeing business development in Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania. Mr Brookes will be based in Sydney and will be responsible […]

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