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Qantas Super taps fintech as an investment consultant

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  TUESDAY, 9 APR 2024
Qantas Super has partnered with Ortec Finance, a fintech company headquartered in Rotterdam, as an investment performance consultant. The $8.9 billion corporate super fund will use Ortec's investment performance managed service via an outsourcing arrangement ...

Monochrome makes play to become a spot Bitcoin ETF in Australia

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  MONDAY, 8 APR 2024
Monochrome Asset Management has moved its bid for a spot Bitcoin ETF to Cboe from the ASX. The investment manager said Cboe is at the forefront of financial innovation, especially trade execution, which perfectly aligns with its ambition to expand its ...

Hejaz awards technology mandate to wealth platform

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  MONDAY, 8 APR 2024
Hejaz has appointed wealth fintech Openmarkets to equip its in-development Shariah-compliant investment platform with trading and execution technology solutions. Openmarkets will support the platform with API-led market infrastructure technology, enabling ...

Australian housing crisis escalates as affordability worsens

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  MONDAY, 8 APR 2024
Rising interest rates and weak disposable income growth have caused housing affordability to drop to its lowest point in decades, according to Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC) senior economists. The economists pointed out that Australian Bureau ...

Senate Committee endorses Superannuation Objective Bill

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  WEDNESDAY, 3 APR 2024
The Senate Economics Legislation Committee has recommended the passage of the Superannuation (Objective) Bill 2023, marking its likely enactment. The Committee urged Parliament to prioritise passing the bill in a report released last week because of ...

Wealth firm gears up to change administrator

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  TUESDAY, 2 APR 2024
Acclaim Wealth is preparing to conduct a data migration for its AMG Super Personal Pension Division next week, involving approximately 6000 members with funds under management of $1.6 billion. The migration will move these members from an old FNZ technology ...

BlackRock faces 'stiff competition' from APAC asset managers

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  TUESDAY, 2 APR 2024
BlackRock has maintained its position as the best brand among asset managers in the US and APAC, though subtle shifts are signalling change, according to the latest Broadridge Fund Brand 50 report. Incorporating insights from 1200 fund selectors and ...

Investment managers embracing AI: Mercer

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  THURSDAY, 28 MAR 2024
According to a report by Mercer, nine out of 10 investment managers are either using or planning to use artificial intelligence (AI) in their investment strategies or asset class research. The report flagged that the question is no longer if but how ...

Super fund expenditure to be exposed

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  THURSDAY, 28 MAR 2024
APRA will publicly expose the way superannuation fund trustees are spending and investing members' funds later this year. The move comes after a consultation with the industry in which APRA sought feedback on proposals to treat most of the data it now ...

Infrastructure a foundational portfolio asset class: IFM Investors

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  THURSDAY, 28 MAR 2024
Infrastructure should be considered as an equally vital asset class for institutional investors as traditional asset classes, according to the latest annual IFM Investors Infrastructure Outlook. Although infrastructure has a proven track record as a ...