Equity: the appeal of high-dividend-yield stocks in medium-and long-term investments

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Nikko AM, the global parent company of Tyndall AM, conducted research last year into stocks with high dividend yields and was of the opinion that: Relatively high returns could be expected for such stocks compared with ordinary ones in the medium and long term; and Fluctuations in the prices of high dividend yield stocks would

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S&P Three-Star ‘NEW’ Rating for Glennon Capital Small Companies Portfolio

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Standard & Poor’s Fund Services today assigned its three-star ‘NEW’ rating to the Glennon Capital Small Companies Portfolio, a SMA model portfolio which is managed by Glennon Capital and available on the HUB24 platform. x Glennon Capital is a recently established independent boutique firm specialising in the management of listed Australian-equity portfolios with a focus

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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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LUCFR Super awards Aviva Investors $51.5m T250 Bond Fund mandate

Aviva Investors today announced it has been awarded a $51.5m T250 Bond Fund mandate by national pension fund, Labour Union Co-operative Retirement Fund (LUCRF). LUCRF Super is Australia’s first industry super fund, with over 184,000 members and more than $2.8 billion in funds under management. Launched in July 2009 as part of Aviva Investors absolute

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BTIG strengthens Asia presence with key appointments

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Hong Kong – BTIG Hong Kong Limited, a broker dealer specialising in institutional trading and related brokerage services, today announced a number of key appointments in Asia, further strengthening the firm’s presence and commitment to the region. BTIG has hired Eddie Li, Mark Yetman, John Chang and Ken Gordon. Jesse Lentchner, Chief Executive Officer, Asia

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Lonsec releases its Global Property Securities Fund Sector Review

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Lonsec’s 2010 Global Property Securities Fund Sector Review encompassed 16 funds, of which three attained Lonsec’s top rating, Highly Recommended. These funds are the AMP Capital Global Property Securities Fund, the ING Wholesale Global Property Securities Fund and the RREEF Global (ex-Australia) Property Securities Fund. Three new funds were added to Lonsec’s universe in 2010

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Threadneedle’s outlook and investment themes for 2011

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Reasonable global growth led by emerging economies, but markets remain fragile and shocks will trigger volatility Mark Burgess, incoming Chief Investment Officer at Threadneedle, looks ahead to 2011: “Our central case for 2011 is one of reasonable global growth led by emerging markets. Against this backdrop world equity markets look good value, particularly against government

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MLC purchases balance of Meritum Financial Group

MLC today announced the purchase of the remaining equity in financial advice business, Meritum Financial Group. MLC acquired a minority ownership stake in Meritum as part of its acquisition of Aviva Australia in 2009 and has now increased its ownership to 100 per cent. Richard Nunn, MLC’s Executive General Manager of Advice & Marketing said,

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Private equity benefits for ING PEAL

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Listed investment company, ING Private Equity Access Limited (ASX code: IPE), has announced that another one of its underlying private equity investments, the Bledisloe Group, is to be sold. The Bledisloe Group has built a strong suite of brands across Australia and New Zealand to emerge as New Zealand’s largest provider of funeral services and

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Comparing Aussie companies: facts & fiction

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Company financial statistics In recent weeks investors have no doubt found it difficult to sort fact from fiction in the public discussion about company balance sheets. Some commentators have questioned whether banks are generating above-normal profits. Others have questioned whether some companies such as BHP Billiton are making profitable use of capital or whether a

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