Instreet Investment increases majority ownership of Acorns Grow Australia

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Instreet Investment Limited has today announced that, through its subsidiary Instreet Acorns Pty Limited, it has increased its holding in Acorns Grow Australia Limited. Previously, Acorns Grow Australia Limited was a joint venture between Instreet Investment and U.S.-based Acorns Grow Incorporated. Acorns Grow Incorporated will keep a minority interest in the new ownership structure. As

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It’s all about getting the structure right says Instreet

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The boutique fund manager Instreet Investment has raised more than $1 billion since its inception in 2007 following a solid June quarter this year for its own and third party structured products business. Although these financial products have attracted less retail investor interest due to the falling number of independent financial advisors (IFAs) and a

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Instreet opens the door to venture capital for sophisticated investors

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Boutique investment manager, Instreet Investment has launched a new fund designed to give investors exposure to innovative start-ups. Named the Instreet Start-Up Fund, this fund also provides the potential for investors to benefit from the early stage innovation companies (ESIC) tax incentives. The fund’s objective is to invest in early stage innovation companies that are

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The Trump factor has markets in a subdued state

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Equity markets are hovering in limbo this week as they sit and wait for Trump’s inauguration on 20 January before deciding what way they will go, says boutique fund manager Managing Director George Lucas. He says doubts around the outcome of European Central Bank’s first monetary policy meeting of the year to be held on

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Markets continue to believe in Trump now the shock has receded

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Markets appear to have settled in the belief that Trump will be positive for US businesses, says Instreet managing director George Lucas. “Sectors such as construction and banks have done particularly well as investors expect the new president to deliver a surge in infrastructure spending and a lighter regulatory touch,” he says. “The possible economic

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Equity markets to recover after the US Presidential Election result: Instreet

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George Lucas, managing director Instreet Investment, says Asian markets will be the first to react to the US Presidential election result, although they may close before a result is known depending on how tight the election is. So how will the market respond to the election? He notes: If Trump wins, the market is expecting

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US election a source of market fatigue: Instreet

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Equity markets are looking fatigued, lumbering along with little volatility as they wait for the US election result says boutique investment manager Instreet. This, of course, is completely contrary to what we had expected for 2016, especially how the markets opened the year, adds George Lucas, managing director Instreet. “The ASX200 closed at 5430 on

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Search for yield pays dividends for Aussie equities and currency

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The Australian market has seen an increased inflow of capital as global investors search for yield in the current low interest rate environment, says George Lucas, managing director Instreet Investments. “With the amount of debt in negative yield now at a staggering $13 trillion, it is no wonder that the main driving force for equities

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Investors disappointed but still some reasons to remain optimistic

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Investors were disappointed after the Bank of Japan’s latest efforts to stimulate the economy failed to excite market participants; the US reported weak second-quarter GDP data; and oil prices took a fresh slide recently says George Lucas, managing director Instreet Investment. “However there are still some reasons to remain optimistic as we analyse these developments”,

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Japanese poll result gives global markets fillip

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The landslide victory for Japan’s ruling coalition in the Upper House election last weekend has provided further fuel for equity markets that have been in overdrive around the globe for the past two weeks. Solid gains have been made in Europe, Australia and the US over this period as markets shrugged off Brexit, but the

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