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Instos dial up alternatives allocations
KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 4 SEP 2020
Most institutional investors are seeking alternative investments to safeguard against COVID-19 volatility. New CoreData Research reveals nearly half (40%) of the 459 participants it surveyed between June and July will ramp up allocations to alternatives ...
Sustainable ETF demand skyrockets
KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 4 SEP 2020
The growth in sustainable index funds shows no sign of abating as assets under management double to US$250 billion in just three years. That is according to research firm Morningstar, highlighting the changing attitudes of investors bending toward ESG-conscious ...
MTAA Super, Tasplan reveal executive lineup
KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 3 SEP 2020
MTAA Super and Tasplan have unveiled the new executive team that will steer the newly-merged entity into the future. Ross Barry has been named chief investment officer. He is moving from First State Super where he is currently the head of systematic ...
Technology can ease adviser red tape: Academic
KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 3 SEP 2020
Digital innovation could be the answer to tackling product-choice confusion and reducing red tape in the financial advice sector, according to an academic. Pamela Hanrahan, a lawyer and professor at University to New South Wales Business School, told ...
BNY Mellon expands to Asia Pacific
KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 2 SEP 2020
A US$2 trillion fund manager is expanding to Taiwan and appointed a lead to drive its strategy in the Asia Pacific. BNY Mellon Investment Management announced Rebecca Chu will spearhead the firm's growth as head of Taiwan, focusing on local clients ...
Female fund managers outperform men
KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 2 SEP 2020
Funds managed by female portfolio managers are outperforming those managed by men amid the pandemic-induced market turbulence, according to Goldman Sachs research. Some 43% of female-managed funds have outperformed their benchmark year to date, compared ...
Market rebound leaves behind active managers
KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 1 SEP 2020
Even with the share market soaring back to pre-COVID-19 highs, active fund managers continue to struggle with performance and profitability, Deloitte analysis shows. Median revenue for asset managers that invest in publicly traded shares and bonds fell ...
NPS buffers COVID-19 shocks
KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 1 SEP 2020
South Korea's National Pension Service (NPS) has delivered positive results for its members despite the havoc wreaked by the global pandemic in the investing world. In the six months to June NPS posted 0.5%, buoyed by investments in global fixed ...
APRA reviews priorities in super
KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 1 SEP 2020
Unlisted asset valuations, early release of superannuation and heatmaps are some of the key areas APRA will prioritise over the next 12-18 months. COVID-19 has forced APRA to reassess the urgency of a number of key initiatives affecting superannuation ...
ASIC names operations, risk leads
KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 31 AUG 2020
The corporate regulator has made two senior appointments to lead its operations and risk management units. ASIC promoted long-serving employee Warren Day to the newly-created role of chief operating officer after serving as the executive director of ...
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