Philanthropy the catalyst for broader social change, says The Trust Company

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NFP partnerships contribute to discernible social impact Australian not-for-profit organisations (NFPs) need to better collaborate with strategic partners, the corporate sector and government to tap into the full potential of philanthropy in fostering social change, according to a new report released by The Trust Company. Produced in partnership with the Melbourne Business School, Engaged Philanthropy in practice […]

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Asia Pacific is Australia’s biggest source of investment fund flows

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Australian Investment Managers Cross-Border Flows Report 2013 The Asia Pacific region continues to be the biggest source of investment into Australian managed funds, according to the second annual Australian Investment Managers Cross-Border Flows Report, released yesterday by the Financial Services Council and The Trust Company. The FSC-Trust Company report shows that Asia accounts for 66 per cent […]

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South Korean investors increase appetite for Australian property and infrastructure

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Foreign direct investment flow from South Korea into the Australian market is set to hit a record high in 2013, with institutional investors in Australia’s fourth largest trade market buoyed by a desire for core property and infrastructure assets, according to The Trust Company. Speaking at a seminar with Austrade in Sydney, The Trust Company’s […]

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Greater certainty key to long term infrastructure investment

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The way Australia solves its infrastructure challenges will impact the level of foreign investment flowing into the country, according to The Trust Company, Australia’s only trustee with licenses to operate in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. Speaking at a recent symposium held by Infrastructure Partnerships Australia, The Trust Company’s General Manager – Corporate Clients, Andrew […]

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Strong demand for Australian and New Zealand forestry assets continues

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The Trust Company appointed as trustee for New Forests Australia New Zealand Forest Fund 2 (ANZFF2) The Trust Company, a leading property and infrastructure custodian and Australia’s only trustee with licenses to operate in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore, has been appointed Trustee of ANZFF2. New Forests manages investments in sustainable forestry for institutional and […]

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Canadian pension funds see strong opportunity in Australian infrastructure

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The Trust Company says Australia is experiencing a wave of Canadian investment into Australian infrastructure and property that shows no sign of abating. Having recently returned from a business trip to visit Canada’s leading pension funds, Andrew Cannane, General Manager Corporate Clients, The Trust Company, said Canadian pension funds are increasingly focusing on property and […]

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Business development manager broadens The Trust Company Corporate team

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The Trust Company, Australia’s only trustee with licenses in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore, has announced the appointment of John Rowley as Business Development Manager Corporate Client Services.  John brings to The Trust Company strong industry knowledge acquired over an 18 year business development career in senior executive roles with UBS, Macquarie Bank and HSBC.  […]

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Miles goes social

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The Trust Company, as Trustee of the Miles Franklin Literary Award, unveiled a Miles Franklin twitter account @_milesfranklin as part of its 2013 mission to engage a broader audience and discussion for Australia’s most prestigious literary prize. The 2013 Miles Franklin longlist will be announced in mid-March, followed by the shortlist announcement at a public […]

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Significant Investor Visa program presents opportunities for Australia

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The Trust Company expects the Federal Government’s Significant Investor Visa scheme to have the potential to drive significant amounts of foreign investment to Australia, it said at a recent seminar. Detailed in the Federal Budget, the Significant Investor Visa (SIV) is available for those who invest A$5 million or more into complying investments which include […]

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The Trust Company report finds only 50% of NFPs have a formal investment strategy

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Australian not-for-profit organisations (NFPs) have experienced greater demand for their services post the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), however only 50% have a formal investment strategy in place to support their income needs, according to the findings of a survey conducted by The Trust Company. The report, Do Not-For-Profits Need to Take More of a Risk?, […]

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