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Big boys leaving Australian property

CHRIS NICHOLLS  |  THURSDAY, 8 NOV 2007
Institutional players are dropping their allocations to Australian property to as little as 11 per cent as they chase more and more international property, according to Ambassador Funds Management partner Richard Darke. Darke said some institutional ...

Intech appoints new sales head

CHRIS NICHOLLS  |  THURSDAY, 8 NOV 2007
Intech has appointed head of institutional business development Chris Galloway to head of investment service and sales, following a three-month internal and external search. The new position will see Galloway drive Intech's new institutional market ...

Volatility fails to dampen super returns

CHRIS NICHOLLS  |  WEDNESDAY, 7 NOV 2007
Recent volatility has failed to dent long-term superannuation returns, with five-year default fund average returns topping 12 per cent for the first time since funds started reporting monthly, according to the latest monthly SelectingSuper Default Option ...

IWL enters MA ring

CHRIS NICHOLLS  |  WEDNESDAY, 7 NOV 2007
IWL has entered the increasingly crowded managed accounts space with its new portfolio administration and tax reporting system, Virtual Broker Wrap. The product merges the company's wholesale Echelon portfolio administration and tax software with their ...

Emerging markets a safe bet: Mobius

CHRIS NICHOLLS  |  WEDNESDAY, 7 NOV 2007
Fundamental improvements to emerging markets mean they are no longer the high risk, unstable economies they used to be and ripe for investment, according to Templeton Asset Management's executive chairman Mark Mobius. Mobius said strong GDP growth ...

Assets growth kills alpha: State Street

CHRIS NICHOLLS  |  TUESDAY, 6 NOV 2007
Assets under management (AUM) growth can have a significant impact on alpha generation unless models are altered to deal with capacity issues, according to State Street Associates vice president Simon Myrgren. Myrgren said State Street had developed ...

Mariner ups stake in German property

CHRIS NICHOLLS  |  TUESDAY, 6 NOV 2007
Mariner Financial has added more than 30 per cent to its current real estate platform with the acquisition of two properties in Gotha, Germany for A$52(-33) million. The properties, a retail supermarket and a government-leased office building, are both ...

ASFA elects new board members

CHRIS NICHOLLS  |  TUESDAY, 6 NOV 2007
The Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) has elected Russel Mason and Nicolette Rubinsztein to its board of directors, following the departure of David Holston and Brian Bissaker. Mason is a worldwide partner with Mercer, while Rubinsztein ...

Super switchers fall

CHRIS NICHOLLS  |  MONDAY, 5 NOV 2007
The number of investors switching funds has continued to decline, with only 3.7 per cent of investors switching in the March quarter and only 3.3 per cent in the June quarter, according to a new Roy Morgan report. The report stated while December showed ...

IIFA pledges global reporting standards

CHRIS NICHOLLS  |  MONDAY, 5 NOV 2007
The International Investment Funds Association has vowed to support development of a better investment fund reporting system at its 21st annual meeting, which concluded in Sydney last Friday. The 76 delegates, representing 35 different national investment ...