Former ANZ executive joins van Eyk Advice

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Boutique licensee van Eyk Advice has bolstered its leadership team with the appointment of former RI Advice chief financial officer David Flynn, as it prepares to announce a foundation practice. Flynn, who was most recently head of operations for ANZ’s Aligned Licensees, has joined van Eyk Advice as operations manager and will report to Paul

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van Eyk filters out one third of funds in its new Australian Equities Review

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van Eyk has awarded five funds its top AA rating from a strong pack in its Australian Equities Review 2013 after one third of funds failed to clear the first hurdle. The assessment of long-only Australian equities funds considered a total of 69 strategies. Five funds were invited to take part in the review but

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Absolute Equities an effective compromise between deposits and dividends

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Investors concerned by falling interest rates on cash and bonds but wary of the volatility of the sharemarket should consider the benefits of Absolute Equities, van Eyk Research says. After the Reserve Bank cut the cash rate to a record low last week of 2.75%, with the possibility of more rate cuts to come, many

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Robust research vital for IEQ managers in risky, liquidity-driven markets

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Heightened risks in international share markets will make it even more vital that managers in this sector have superior stock selection skills and a robust, “bottom up” investment process, van Eyk Research commented upon the release of its International Equities Review 2013. The new IEQ review examined 43 managers. Lead analyst Nimalan Govender said this

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Fund managers heavily exposed to “quality” stocks

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The portfolios of Australian share fund managers are heavily biased towards the “quality” end of the share market, with only six out of 89 Australian share market strategies tracked by van Eyk having a significant “value” bias. van Eyk’s proprietary database of fund manager holdings shows only six managers were overweight value stocks by five

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Turnover not always a dirty word

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Turnover is not necessarily a dirty word in funds management as skillful managers can exploit volatile market conditions to generate high levels of excess returns for their investors, van Eyk Head of Manager Research and Deputy CIO Matthew Olsen said. Olsen told delegates that making many small gains on a relatively large number of stocks

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van Eyk completes purchase of Perpetual New Zealand companies

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van Eyk has completed another important stage in its development with the completion of the purchase of New Zealand’s Perpetual Asset Management Limited and Perpetual Portfolio Management Limited. The sale process was first announced in January 2013 by the vendor, Pyne Gould Corporation Limited.   van Eyk chief executive Mark Thomas said the Perpetual companies

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Alternative funds delivering on their promise

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The better Alternative investment funds are successfully delivering on their promise to improve portfolio diversification and protect investors from falls in equity markets says investment research house van Eyk.  van Eyk has just released an additional 10 fund ratings in the Alternatives sector, identifying a further five A-rated managers covering the absolute return, commodities and

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van Eyk Advice looks to build adviser numbers

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Investment research firm van Eyk has been encouraged by the strong interest from advisers in an alternative to the institutionally-owned advice model and will aim to build the number of advisers at its retail financial planning arm van Eyk Advice.  This follows the completion of the establishment phase of van Eyk Advice earlier this year. 

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van Eyk launches new Tactical Asset Allocation Tool in iRate v4.0

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Research house van Eyk has launched a new tactical asset allocation tool for advisers as part of the release of version 4.0 of iRate.  iRate is the online portal for van Eyk’s clients to access its fund manager and shares research, portfolio constructions tools and model portfolios. It is used daily by thousands of financial

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