Cash love affair heading for heartbreak

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Investors’ continuing love affair with cash could be leading them towards heartbreak if they don’t diversify, says David Bryant, head of Australian Unity Investments.  “While all available research shows that investors have been focused on cash as the best safe haven to protect capital, falling interest rates are making such a strategy increasingly unsound.  “Having […]

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2012 – a year for investment opportunity

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Investors who do not come to terms with the changed economic and investment environment in 2012 are likely to miss out on opportunities, or put capital at risk, according to Australian Unity Investments’ joint venture asset managers. Australian equities manager Platypus Asset Management; international equities manager Wingate Asset Management; and fixed interest manager Altius Asset […]

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Big Sky members to vote on joining Australian Unity Group

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Members of Big Sky Credit Union will vote on the proposal to join a wholly-owned subsidiary of Australian Unity Limited, at a meeting to be held on 23 February 2012 in Melbourne. All Big Sky members have been sent a Member Information Statement and Notice of Meeting.  If the proposal, which has the unanimous support […]

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AUI winds up High Yield Mortgage Trust and reaffirms commitment to Mortgage Income Trust

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Australian Unity Investments (AUI) will wind up the High Yield Mortgage Trust (HYMT) from 9 December 2011, while maintaining its focus on continuing to grow its more conservative Mortgage Income Trust. The HYMT will start returning all remaining capital to investors through regular payments and Mr David Bryant, CEO of AUI, said that with 48% […]

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S&P: No change to ratings on Australian Unity Healthcare Property Funds

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Standard & Poor’s Fund Services today announced that there would be no change to the four-star rating on the Australian Unity Healthcare Property Trust (Class A, Wholesale and Retail units), following the launch of a discounted rights offer by the manager.  Australian Unity Funds Management Limited is seeking to raise a maximum of A$50 million […]

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Australian Unity Property Income Fund’s rating affirmed as Three-Star

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Standard & Poor’s Fund Services today affirmed the three-star rating held by Australian Unity Property Income fund.  The fund is managed by Australian Unity Property Ltd. and is a core diversified property fund investing in direct property assets, unlisted property funds, and listed property securities. Investors in the fund need to be comfortable with the […]

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Australian Unity Investments prepares for future growth with new appointments

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To continue managing its expansion and following a period of solid growth, Australian Unity Investments (AUI) has restructured its business operations, including making several senior appointments.  As a result, Mr Stephen Alcorn has joined AUI as head of institutional, based in Sydney. Mr Alcorn has over 20 years financial services experience including business management and development, […]

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Market correction provides opportunities in Asian markets

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The current correction in Asian equity markets will lead to an extended period of consolidation that gives investors the opportunity to take advantage of price weaknesses in strong companies, says Mr Evan Erlanson, Chief Investment Officer at Asian equities manager Seres Asset Management. “Despite the general market correction, we remain optimistic on the broad trend […]

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More to risk than market volatility

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Ongoing concerns by investors about market volatility may mean they are ignoring other critical investment risks which can have a major impact on their retirement income, says Mr Cameron Dickman, head of retail at Australian Unity Investments. “The global financial crisis has focused investor attention on one kind of risk, market risk – the risk […]

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