What’s next for Asian Equities?

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Having bounced back strongly since the lows of 2008, Asian equity markets have recently been through a soft patch, underperforming developed markets such as the US and broader global indices. What’s next for Asia share markets? The recent softness in Asian equity markets stemmed mainly from worries about the impact of rising inflation and the […]

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Threadneedle appointments to Emerging Markets Equities team

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Threadneedle, a leading international asset manager, has appointed two emerging market analysts as the company continues to expand its emerging markets capabilities. Georgina Hellyer has joined as an analyst for global emerging markets and Ilan Furman will join as an analyst for the Latin American markets on 1 August, both will be based in London. […]

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Australia lags the world in institutional uptake of ETFs

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Speaking yesterday at an ASX conference on Exchange Traded Funds, Deborah Fuhr, Managing Director of investment company BlackRock, said that while retail investors in Australia had embraced ETFs, institutional investors were slower to adopt them due to a lack of familiarity with these types of products. In the US the ETF market has over a […]

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ACO Instrument Fund offers new opportunities for wholesale investors

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New Fund acquires first asset: Australia’s only Stradivarius violin The Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO) today announced the launch and the first acquisition of its brand new investment fund: a rare Stradivarius violin. The launch of the Australian Chamber Orchestra Instrument Fund – which invests in rare stringed instruments – and its initial acquisition mark a […]

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Multiport SMSF Investment Patterns Survey March 2011

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To get a closer insight into where SMSF trustees invest, Multiport regularly undertakes an analysis of our SMSF’s investments to look at the up to date asset allocation and investment trends which have or may be emerging.   The survey covers around 1, 400 SMSF’s that we administer and the investments they held at 31 […]

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Managers Take Different Approaches To Address Mortgage Fund Liquidity With Mixed Outcomes, says S&P

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Standard & Poor’s Fund Services’ rated nine mortgage fund products as part of its Australian Fixed Interest -Mortgages sector review. The funds included six conventional mortgage funds, two hybrid funds, and one high-yield mortgage fund in the rated peer group, released today. More than half the fund ratings remained stable at three stars, but there […]

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Zenith: alternative research products in high demand

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Twelve months ago Zenith Investment Partners Pty Ltd (Zenith) acknowledged the need to boost its market research offering with the establishment of the Alternatives Research division to be headed by accomplished investment professional Daniel Liptak. Reflecting on rapid growth and success of the Zenith’s Alternatives Research, Director and Co founder David Smythe said the target market for alternatives research […]

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ETF market lifts off, with more upside growth to come

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Australia’s fledgling Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) market represents a shining light in an otherwise sluggish post-GFC market for the wealth management sector. While traditional managed funds have struggled for headway in recent times, ETFs have shown strong growth of 70 per cent per annum over the past three years, albeit off a low base. New […]

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Lonsec releases its Global Equity Fund Sector Review

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Lonsec’s latest Global Equity Fund Sector Review included 36 large cap and three small cap funds. x Of these, nine large cap funds attained Lonsec’s top rating, Highly Recommended, including T. Rowe Price Global Equity Fund, Arrowstreet Global Equity Fund, Templeton Global Equities Fund, Aberdeen International Equity Fund (upgraded) and new entrant to Lonsec‟s universe, […]

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Is it time for an equities comeback?

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Paul Taylor, Head of Australian Equities at Fidelity and Portfolio Manager of the Fidelity Australian Equities Fund, provides his outlook for the Australian stock market and why the market is presenting so many opportunities for stock pickers. It could be a good time to buy Australian equities, according to one of the country’s best performing […]

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