AMP Capital takes leading position on ESG considerations

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AMP Capital Investors is pleased to announce the appointment of Adam Kirkman to the new senior role of Head of Environment, Social and Governance (ESG), as it looks to implement environmental targets across the business. Mr Kirkman will be responsible for continuing to build on the strong foundation AMP Capital has set in employing the

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AMP delivers solid half year A$383 million underlying profit

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AMP Limited has reported an increase in underlying profit to A$383 million for the six months to June 2010, up 4.4 per cent on the six months to June 2009, representing a solid result in an ongoing volatile market. Underlying profit is AMP’s preferred measure of profitability as it removes some of the impact of

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AMP Capital announces key appointments to Fixed Income team

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AMP Capital Investors has announced the key appointment of Senior Portfolio Manager Sonia Baillie to the Fixed Income team, as incumbent Andrew Lally joins the Australian Equities team. In addition, it has expanded the Fixed Income team with two new roles, appointing Joyce Yu to the role of Analyst and Tim Jarvis as Analyst within

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AMP Capital unveils North American infrastructure office

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AMP Capital Investors announced it will expand its North American presence with the opening of a New York office. Bolstering its global unlisted infrastructure capability will allow it to take advantage of significant and very attractive private infrastructure investment in the region. AMP Capital Managing Director Stephen Dunne said increasingly clients are seeking to award

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AMP Capital appoints new ESG research analyst to sustainable team

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AMP Capital Investors has appointed Mans Carlsson-Sweeny to the role of Environmental, Social and  Governance Research Analyst within the Sustainable Alpha Australian Equities team. The AMP Capital Sustainable Alpha Australian Equities investment approach integrates environmental, social and governance (ESG) analysis with financial analysis. Mr Carlsson-Sweeny will be responsible for the analysis of ESG issues and

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Lonsec releases 2010 Australian and Global Long/Short Sector Reviews

Lonsec has released its 2010 Sector Reviews covering Australian and global long/short funds. Twelve Australian equity long/short funds were reviewed, with three attaining Lonsec’s highest rating of “Highly Recommended” – the Aviva Investors High Growth Shares Trust, Aviva Investors Long Short Equity Fund and the ING Extended Alpha Australian Share Fund. Of the global long/short

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Lonsec releases 2010 Diversified Funds Sector Review

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Lonsec’s 2010 Diversified Funds Sector Review resulted in the assignment of two Highly Recommended ratings, to BlackRock and Schroders. The ratings assigned to each manager generally apply across the various risk profiles and fund structures. Key themes to emerge from the Sector Review Stable resourcing Managers have remained relatively steady in the diversified funds space,

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Active vs Passive funds – the debate continues…

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Overview The debate over active versus passive management is not a new one. In the 1960s the world saw Eugene Fama develop the theory of the efficient market hypothesis and its role in asset allocation. The argument over whether the market can be beaten has continued to rage worldwide. If capital markets were at equilibrium,

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A Case for Emerging Small Cap

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The staggering growth of emerging market economies has led to a new dynamic in global consumerism. Increasing wealth and modernization across these markets is creating a new global middle class, which will likely become tomorrow’s most important consumer base. Favorable long-term demographics, low product- penetration levels, and greater purchasing power all point to current and

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