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Super funds want a cost-benefit analysis on disclosure

ALISON BEVEGE  |  MONDAY, 15 AUG 2011
Superannuation funds want a cost-benefit analysis done on the merits of disclosing their investments in response to a new push by the corporate regulator for greater transparency in the industry. The Australian Securities and Investments Commission ...

Market dislocation shifts share trade to dark pools, ETFs

ALISON BEVEGE  |  MONDAY, 15 AUG 2011
Trading volumes spiked at dark pools and exchange traded funds after record volatility hit global equity and bond markets last week. Sam Macqueen, director of block trading venue provider Liquidnet Australia, said the daily average volume of trade in ...

Black swans test strength of portfolio construction

ALISON BEVEGE  |  MONDAY, 15 AUG 2011
Black swan events occur much more frequently than modeling predicts, a seminar heard on Friday, so portfolios need to be designed to withstand unpredictable turbulence. Tom Robinson, managing director of education at the CFA Institute, a global organisation ...

Trading volatility can protect portfolio from big swings

ALISON BEVEGE  |  FRIDAY, 12 AUG 2011
Volatility products can be successfully used to protect a portfolio against the turmoil striking international share markets, a top executive from the Chicago Board Options Exchange said yesterday. Volatility as measured by the CBOE volatility index ...

China demand for Australian resources to fall: JP Morgan

ALISON BEVEGE  |  FRIDAY, 12 AUG 2011
Chinese demand for Australian resources was likely to fall, investment bank JP Morgan said yesterday. Jing Ulrich, chair of global markets, China, for JP Morgan, said China had to contend with imbalances in its economy in the medium to long term. Speaking ...

ASIC warns CFD providers on margin calls, disclosure

ALISON BEVEGE  |  FRIDAY, 12 AUG 2011
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission warned that contracts-for-difference were high-risk products as it released new disclosure benchmarks for providers today. Greg Medcraft, ASIC chairman, told a press conference in Sydney that there ...

ETF provider wants to expand asset class range

ALISON BEVEGE  |  THURSDAY, 11 AUG 2011
State Street Global Advisers is keen to open new asset class realms to the Australian exchange-traded fund market, its global head of ETFs said yesterday. Scott Ebner, managing director and global head of exchange traded fund product for SSgA flew into ...

SMSFs could use email for SuperStream

ALISON BEVEGE  |  THURSDAY, 11 AUG 2011
Self-managed superannuation funds are likely to have to comply with SuperStream requirements, but they could use email for data transfer, an industry expert has said. The SuperStream requirements mean that from 2013 mandatory requirements for data transfer ...

Large super funds 'obstruct' withdrawals

ALISON BEVEGE  |  THURSDAY, 11 AUG 2011
Large superannuation funds have been obstructing the release of members' money to self-managed funds by throwing paperwork hurdles in their way, a seminar heard this morning. "In an ideal world a transfer should take no more than 30 days," said Tony ...

Stocks rally hard as Australia deemed a bargain buy

ALISON BEVEGE  |  WEDNESDAY, 10 AUG 2011
Equities moved strongly to the upside in morning trade, building on yesterday's stunning stock market rebound with experts predicting further volatility but rating Australia a bargain. At time of writing the All Ordinaries Index was up a further 108.5 ...