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FX broker IPOs on Wall St

JOHN MCDULING  |  FRIDAY, 3 DEC 2010
Currency remains one of the hottest topics in financial services and that was reinforced overnight with online foreign exchange broker FXCM raising more than US$200 million through an initial public offering of shares on Wall Street. The company's shares ...

More turbulence ahead: De Bever

JOHN MCDULING  |  FRIDAY, 3 DEC 2010
The former chief investment officer of the Victorian Funds Management Corporation says that "bonds are an accident waiting to happen" and that the global economy is on the cusp of "a huge structural shift, probably one that we haven't seen since 1900." ...

IOOF awards Legg Mason $100m small caps mandate

JOHN MCDULING  |  THURSDAY, 2 DEC 2010
IOOF has given Legg Mason a $100 million Australian small companies mandate after consolidating its United Funds Management and MultiMix assets into a single portfolio. Dan Farmer of IOOF said what appealed to them was Legg Mason's stable and experienced ...

US considers retirement reforms

JOHN MCDULING  |  THURSDAY, 2 DEC 2010
As part of a broader effort to get the US debt position under control, President Obama's deficit commission has proposed raising the retirement age and commencing a serious discussion around increasing retirement savings. It echoes the kind of debate ...

ASX200 to hit 5,600: forecast

JOHN MCDULING  |  THURSDAY, 2 DEC 2010
Advisers reviewing the Aussie equities portfolios of their clients can look forward to the round of forecasts coming through this time of the year - with one fund manager predicting as much as a 20 per cent upside in the ASX200 over the course of 2011. ...

Heat rises on emissions disclosure

JOHN MCDULING  |  WEDNESDAY, 1 DEC 2010
Australian Ethical Investment and The Climate Institute have complained to ASIC and are considering legal action against two major resources companies after shareholder institutions were denied the chance to vote on a proposal that would force the companies ...

QIC sees stronger Aus equities in 2011

JOHN MCDULING  |  WEDNESDAY, 1 DEC 2010
Despite troubles abroad and a challenging environment for the financial sector, one Australian equities manager says local blue chip stocks are poised for gains in 2011. Paul Barnes, managing director of Australian equities at Queensland Investment ...

State Street pushes Asian Funds passport

JOHN MCDULING  |  WEDNESDAY, 1 DEC 2010
State Street has joined the chorus of voices in favour of establishing an 'Asian funds passport' along the lines of Europe's UCITS. But it remains to be seen whether anyone outside Australia is really interested. In a report released today State Street ...

Macquarie takes 17.5pc stake in Bluestone

JOHN MCDULING  |  TUESDAY, 30 NOV 2010
Macquarie Group has agreed to acquire a 17.5 per cent stake in capital and asset management services provider Bluestone Group, which has gross assets of $1.4 billion. Macquarie's investment is through the subscription of newly issued ordinary shares. ...

A brighter future for hedge funds in 2011

JOHN MCDULING  |  TUESDAY, 30 NOV 2010
After three difficult years, hedge funds look set to win more institutional mandates in 2011, an investor survey found. It has been a tough few years for the hedgies, with many funds claims of non-existent correlation to other asset classes blown apart ...