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Cash sector surges beyond super

MATT WOODINGTON  |  TUESDAY, 27 SEP 2011
Nervous investors have been flooding money into the safety of bank deposits since the global financial crisis. This has pushed the deposit sector to a record $1.5 trillion, building a clear lead over the $1.4 trillion superannuation savings pool. Super ...

New emerging markets fund earns super mandates

MATT WOODINGTON  |  MONDAY, 26 SEP 2011
Neuberger Berman has launched a new emerging markets equity trust aimed at Australian institutional investors and has secured cornerstone investments from Intrust Super and Energy Super. The Australian-domiciled unit trust opens with around $100 million ...

Brand reputation key to mandate wins

MATT WOODINGTON  |  MONDAY, 26 SEP 2011
When choosing new managers, brand reputation is an important investment criterion for more than half of institutional investors, new research suggests. According to Cogent Research, two thirds of US institutions plan to add at least one asset manager ...

Asgard eyes industry business with pay as you go platform

MATT WOODINGTON  |  MONDAY, 26 SEP 2011
Asgard is looking to win clients from industry funds with the launch of its new Infinity eWrap platform, which will enable investors to select and pay for specific features, rather than the entire product offering. Infinity eWRAP, which has been in ...

Bloomberg launches derivatives compliance platform

MATT WOODINGTON  |  FRIDAY, 23 SEP 2011
Bloomberg has launched a new trading platform to help institutional investors meet compliance needs when trading over the counter derivatives. The forthcoming Dodd-Frank Act regulations will lead to greater scrutiny on the over the counter (OTC) derivatives ...

Super funds call for calm amid market fall

MATT WOODINGTON  |  FRIDAY, 23 SEP 2011
As misery spreads through global stock markets, Australian investors are reminded to wait patiently for a turnaround in fortunes to ensure they don't lock in their losses. The continued extreme volatility saw the Australian stock market fall to its ...

AXA introduces split insurance premiums

MATT WOODINGTON  |  FRIDAY, 23 SEP 2011
AXA Australia has upgraded its Elevate insurance product with a particular focus on longevity risk and delivering cover to those working beyond the age of 65. AXA Elevate will now provide level premiums to age 70 for life, total and permanent disability ...

Hunter Hall Asian value fund earns three stars

MATT WOODINGTON  |  THURSDAY, 22 SEP 2011
Hunter Hall's Asian Value Trust has earned a three star 'NEW' rating from Standard & Poor's, which acknowledged the benchmark unaware qualities of the fund. The Asian Value Trust was launched in February this year with a focus on under researched and ...

Qantas Super makes delayed fund departure

MATT WOODINGTON  |  THURSDAY, 22 SEP 2011
Qantas Super has sold its 50% stake in value manager Constellation Capital, three years after deciding it wanted to exit the business. In September 2008, Qantas announced plans to sell its private equity stake and withdraw $250 million of investments ...

MLC head calls for truce after laying blame at industry funds door

MATT WOODINGTON  |  THURSDAY, 22 SEP 2011
MLC & NAB Wealth group executive Steve Tucker has called for a truce between industry and retail super funds and said the time has come to "compete on substance rather than rhetoric." While largely supportive of the Government's Stronger Super reforms ...