S&P Puts 15 ING Funds ‘On Hold’ following sale to UBS

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S&P Puts 15 ING Funds ‘On Hold’ Due To UBS Global Asset Management’s Intention To Acquire ING Investment Management (Australia) Standard & Poor’s Fund Services has placed 15 funds managed by ING Investment Management (Australia) Ltd. (ING IM)  ‘On Hold’ following today’s announcement that UBS Global Asset Management has entered into a binding agreement to acquire

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Threadneedle expands Australasian presence

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James Wesley appointed as Director, Institutional Clients Threadneedle, a leading international asset manager, has expanded its Australasian team with the appointment of James Wesley as Director, Institutional Clients. Reporting to David Chinnery, Head of Australasian Distribution, Mr Wesley will be responsible for building and managing relationships with key institutional and third party clients. He will

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What’s the most important aspect of equities to analyse?

Think of Apple’s success and you credit the genius of Steve Jobs. Microsoft’s founder was the just-as-talented Bill Gates. News Corporation wouldn’t be what it is today without Rupert Murdoch. It is this people factor that represents a key difference between investing in equities compared with other asset classes. With other investments, whether you invest

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Bucking the trend in active asset management

Aviva Investors’ delivers outperformance over 1, 3, 5 years While recent research from Standard & Poor’s (S&P)1, announced this week, shows that most active Australian equities managers are failing to beat the index, Aviva Investors is one of the few managers to deliver outperformance over 1, 3 and 5 years. S&P’s research found that for

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ETF usage to surge to $6bn in AUM in 2011, Russell says

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Three new issuers and 15 new ETFs could come to market Exchange mergers could be game changers for local ETF market The Australian Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) market is expected to grow to more than A$6bn in assets under management (AUM) in 2011 Russell Investments said in an analysis of ETF market trends released today.

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Principal Global Investors Becomes a Signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment

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Principal Global Investors announces it has become a signatory for the United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). Principal Global Investors is a diversified asset management organization with world class investment expertise in fixed income, equities and real estate, and is a member of the Principal Financial Group®. “As a continuation of our organization’s long-standing

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Further appointments at Aviiid Third-age Living

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Retirement asset manager continues to grow its team Retirement asset management specialist, Aviiid Third-age Living, has moved another step closer to formalisation of its flagship fund, A-CARES No. 1, with the announcement of a series of appointments of senior personnel and executives. All are well known and respected in the retirement investment sector. This includes

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Investing Globally Can Provide Better Opportunities than Domestic Myopia, According to BNY Mellon Asset Management

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Global View Can Aid Investors to Spread Risks and Achieve Better Returns Investing globally has the potential for providing better returns and greater diversity of risk exposure than limiting capital allocations to home markets, according to a new white paper by BNY Mellon Asset Management. “Investing globally can help investors spread their risks and position

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Outcome ideal for Tyndall Investments

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Commenting on the announcement today (16 November) that Nikko Asset Management (Nikko AM) will acquire Tyndall Investments, Australia and New Zealand from Suncorp, Mr Craig Hobart, who has been confirmed by Nikko AM as Managing Director of Tyndall Investments, said that it is an ideal outcome for Tyndall Investments, its staff and clients. “The acquisition

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Report supports need for Asia Funds Passport on APEC agenda

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A joint research report by the Financial Services Council of Australia and PwC shows Australia is one step closer to gaining access to the rapidly growing investment markets across Asia. The report, released today by the Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon Julia Gillard MP, at APEC in Yokohama, Japan, shows Asia’s funds management industry

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