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Investors warned on VIX futures

MELANIE TIMBRELL  |  MONDAY, 24 SEP 2012
Investors should stay away from VIX futures as a passive standalone strategy, one manager has warned, saying that a flexible approach to buying volatility is necessary to avoid suffering high carry and rolling costs. When volatility hit the headlines ...

Indexing reaches all time high

MELANIE TIMBRELL  |  MONDAY, 24 SEP 2012
Indexed funds under management have enjoyed enormous popularity since the GFC, with assets outgrowing non-indexed FUM by a factor of seven to one. June 2012 saw the figure for indexed FUM climb to $238 billion - the highest ever level in Australia ...

ATO stands up for compliant SMSFs on levy use

MELANIE TIMBRELL  |  FRIDAY, 21 SEP 2012
ATO assistant commissioner Stuart Forsyth has told an industry event it is unfair compliant SMSFs have to see a portion of their levy go towards catching out those funds which do not operate properly. Forsyth said the current open registration system ...

J.P. Morgan buys into BYOT

MELANIE TIMBRELL  |  FRIDAY, 21 SEP 2012
Investment bank J.P. Morgan has joined the ranks of retail banks and insurers in adopting a Bring-Your-Own-Technology model for staff. Unveiled as part of the firm's shift to its new Sydney headquarters, the program means IT staff will now support staff's ...

A stock market rally could get Obama over the line

MELANIE TIMBRELL  |  FRIDAY, 21 SEP 2012
Despite a common perception that the Republican Party is good for business, over the past 12 elections spanning 48 years, the S&P 500 has in fact delivered higher average annual returns under Democratic governments. That's according to a recent paper ...

Family businesses provide engine for recovery

MELANIE TIMBRELL  |  FRIDAY, 21 SEP 2012
Family businesses' long-term focus and emphasis on product quality has enabled significant out-performance of the market and placed them in good stead to act as drivers for economic recovery, according to Credit Suisse research. A recent survey of 280 ...

ASIC civil case a dead duck: Storm founders

MELANIE TIMBRELL  |  THURSDAY, 20 SEP 2012
Lawyers for Storm founders Emmanuel and Julie Cassimatis have urged Federal Court judge John Reeves to dismiss ASIC's civil action, saying the regulator has no reasonable prospect of success in prosecuting the couple for breach of director duties. ASIC ...

Quest for lower volatility spurs new Aus EM fund

MELANIE TIMBRELL  |  THURSDAY, 20 SEP 2012
Capital International has launched an Australian fund version of its Emerging Markets Total Opportunities strategy, aimed at capturing growth while dampening volatility. The objective-based strategy focuses on investing in a range of traded securities ...

Retail MySuper to put NFPs on back foot

MELANIE TIMBRELL  |  WEDNESDAY, 19 SEP 2012
MySuper will result in a flip in market dynamics, with the retail sector producing the cheapest default products and industry funds forced to a defensive stance on costs, a former Future Fund boss has warned. Labelling ING Direct's newly launched Living ...

Zurich launches life risk update

MELANIE TIMBRELL  |  WEDNESDAY, 19 SEP 2012
Zurich has launched its second life risk update for 2012 in response to drivers including change in workforce profile and advances in medical technology. An extensive review of risk ratings for engineering and mining related occupations has resulted ...