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Industry funds extend winning streak
By Mark Smith  |  In Superannuation
12:24 pm
Industry super funds outperformed retail super funds by 2.7% in the 12 months to 30 June, the latest statistics from APRA reveal. The average industry fund returned 4% over the period versus 1.3% from the average retail fund. The numbers contribute ... Read more
Vision Super adds sustainability option to menu
By Mark Smith  |  In Superannuation
12:25 pm
Tue, 23 August
Vision Super has introduced a sustainable balanced investment option to its menu that invests only in companies considered sustainability leaders. The fund said its new, low-cost, low-carbon investment option has been created for members who want ... Read more
Industry super fund selects J.P. Morgan for custody
By Mark Smith  |  In Superannuation
12:04 pm
Tue, 23 August
J.P. Morgan has been appointed to provide custody and fund services by a $2.2 billion industry super fund. Club Plus Super selected the company following a competitive tender process. As its securities services provider, J.P. Morgan will deliver ... Read more
Northern Trust wins two NZ Super mandates
By Mark Smith  |  In Superannuation
12:22 pm
Mon, 22 August
Northern Trusts Asset Management has been handed two new factor investing mandates by The Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation. The mandates - each for NZ$300 million ($286 million) - will distribute funds Northern Trust already invests ... Read more
Flat Australian dividends help case for global diversification
By Mark Smith  |  In Investment
12:21 pm
Mon, 22 August
The latest Henderson Global Dividend Index reinforces the need for Australian investors to seek income in offshore markets as Australian equities continued to produce flat dividends. Dividends in Australia fell 0.2% on an underlying basis in the ... Read more
IRESS profit up 15%
By Mark Smith  |  In Technology
12:46 pm
Fri, 19 August
Financial services technology provider IRESS has lifted its statutory net profit 15% to $32.7 million for the six months to 30 June 2016 compared to the same period last year. The rise was 22% ahead of the previous six months. Operating revenue ... Read more
Austock expands investment menu
By Mark Smith  |  In Investment
12:36 pm
Thu, 18 August
Austock Life has expanded its Vanguard Tax-Paid range, adding three new indexed options to its imputation bond menu. The addition of the Vanguard Diversified Conservative Index, Vanguard Diversified Growth Index and Vanguard International Shares ... Read more
Adviser ETF survey winners announced
By Mark Smith  |  In Financial Planning
12:54 pm
Wed, 17 August
Financial Standard is pleased to announce the winners of two cash voucher prizes as it reveals the results of an extensive survey into advisers' use of exchange traded funds. The survey, which was designed to help Financial Standard understand how ... Read more
Investors missing healthy returns amid bond fears
By Mark Smith  |  In Investment
12:52 pm
Wed, 17 August
The fear of negative interest rates keeping retail investors out of bond markets isn't just overlooking the defensive role of the asset class within portfolios, it's also leaving a surprisingly healthy return on the table. That's an argument put ... Read more
Schroders joins exchange-quoted managed fund game
By Mark Smith  |  In Investment
12:29 pm
Tue, 16 August
Schroders has joined Magellan, K2 Asset Management and AMP Capital in launching an ASX-quoted version of one of its managed funds. The Schroder Real Return Fund (Managed Fund) is based on the firm's successful Real Return CPI Plus 5% fund - which ... Read more
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