The death of dividends is greatly exaggerated

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As Australian banks and others begin to cut their dividends in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic downturn, Australian investors seeking income can still generate dividend income and benefit from investment opportunities residing offshore, according to Epoch Investment Partners. Damien McIntyre, CEO with GSFM – the distributor of Epoch’s retail funds in […]

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CPD: The hunt for yield can lead to risky territories

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With interest rates hovering around historical lows globally, investor appetite for alternative income sources has markedly increased. In the current environment uncertainty is writ large; challenges come at investors from all angles – global and domestic, as well as longer term structural challenges. In this article, Damien McIntyre, CEO of GSFM Pty Ltd, discusses where […]

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GSFM acquires MLC Asset Management’s 49 per cent equity stake in Redpoint Investment Management

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GSFM has completed the acquisition of a 49 per cent equity stake in boutique quantitative equities specialist Redpoint Investment Management (Redpoint).  Redpoint management will continue to control 51 per cent of the business.  The two firms combined will manage over $17 billion. Redpoint was established in 2011 and specialises in listed asset classes including Australian equities, international […]

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Man Group’s flagship Alpha fund attracts rating upgrade

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Man Group’s flagship Man AHL Alpha fund has received a ‘Recommended’ rating from research house Lonsec, recognising the fund’s strong performance over the past two years of operation in the region. A ‘Recommended’ rating indicates that Lonsec has strong conviction the financial product can generate risk adjusted returns in line with relevant objectives and that it considers the financial […]

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Eddy Schipper joins Epoch Investment Partners to head client relations in Australia and New Zealand

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Epoch Investment Partners, Inc., has announced that Eddy Schipper will join the firm as a managing director, responsible for leading client relations and business development in Australia and New Zealand.   In this newly created role, Mr Schipper will oversee Epoch’s newly opened office, as the firm builds its presence and visibility with investors in […]

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GSFM and Cambridge announce strategic partnership

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GSFM and Canadian-based Cambridge Global Asset Management have formed a partnership, with GSFM distributing the Cambridge Global Smaller Companies fund in the Australian and New Zealand markets. The partnership will leverage Cambridge’s extensive investment management capabilities and GSFM’s substantial distribution network in the region. Toronto and Boston based Cambridge Global Asset Management was founded in […]

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Grant Samuel Funds Management rebrand

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Grant Samuel Funds Management has changed its name to GSFM as of 25 March 2019.  The change follows the acquisition by Canadian wealth management firm CI Financial Corp. of an 80 per cent stake previously held in the business by corporate advisory firm Grant Samuel and a number of executives, in November 2016. Damien McIntyre, CEO […]

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Munro Partners wins Emerging Manager award

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Munro Partners has been awarded the 2018 Money Management/Lonsec Fund Manager of the Year Emerging Manager Award for its Munro Global Growth Fund. Munro Partners was formed in 2016 by chief investment officer Nick Griffin, chief executive officer Ronald Calvert, and chief operating officer Jonathan Spensley. Its distribution capabilities were boosted in 2017 after forming […]

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Munro global equities fund now available on BT and CFS platforms

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The Munro Global Growth Fund, which provides access to a growth strategy in global equity markets, is now available as an investment option on the BT Wrap, BT Panorama, and Colonial First State FirstWrap platforms. The fund, which is distributed by Grant Samuel Funds Management (GSFM), invests in international listed equities deploying a long/short strategy. […]

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GSFM adds three funds to ASX mFund settlement service

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Grant Samuel Funds Management has made three of its international equities funds available on the mFund settlement service, building on growing investor demand for global equity opportunities. The funds are: Munro Global Growth Fund, which aims to provide investors with meaningful, risk-adjusted, absolute returns through exposure to global growth equities over a medium to long-term […]

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