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Hedge funds suffer worst year since 2011

MARK SMITH  |  WEDNESDAY, 13 JAN 2016
Last year was a bad one for hedge funds as they suffered their worst returns since 2011. Numbers from industry researcher Eurekahedge showed that its benchmark hedge fund index returned 1.56% in 2015. Though that's the worst absolute return in four ...

Monopolies offer best infrastructure returns: Lazard

MARK SMITH  |  TUESDAY, 13 OCT 2015
Investors looking for a more attractive risk-reward pay-off than the wider equity market should consider infrastructure companies with monopolistic businesses and revenue linked to inflation, according to Lazard. Warryn Robertson, portfolio manager ...

Asia: Between fortune and fate

LAURA MILLAN  |  WEDNESDAY, 26 AUG 2015
Australia's giant neighbours have been the world's largest source of growth for years. But the great investment opportunity is full of traps and markets often fall in erratic behaviours. Laura Millan asks eight key questions to understand Asia and to ...

Perth toll road an opportunity for super funds

DARREN SNYDER  |  WEDNESDAY, 22 JUL 2015
Superannuation funds may have the opportunity to buy in to a $1.6 billion road project in Perth after the Western Australian transport minister announced plans to sell the income stream from tolls on heavy vehicles. Transport minister Dean Nalder told ...

FEATURE: The infrastructure love story

STAFF WRITER  |  MONDAY, 22 JUN 2015
Among the 81 findings in the Australian Infrastructure Audit Report released in April, was a statement that said over recent years, rates of public and private investment in infrastructure have been higher than the long-term average. Yet the audit goes ...

May cut, may not

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 4 MAY 2015
Getting hot, hot, hot. Betting on whether the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) would take down the official cash rate from a record low 2.25% to a lower 2.0% following its May Board meeting tomorrow heats up. Bloomberg's latest survey says... 24 out ...

Strike three

BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 8 APR 2015
... weeks prior to the 7 April meeting to 40% with two weeks to go to 68% a week before and up to 75% just days before the Easter break. The Australian dollar's fall to a low of US$0.7577 on Maundy Thursday (down 0.6% from the previous day) backs up the ...

Market wrap

AAP  |  TUESDAY, 7 APR 2015
Expectations of a Reserve Bank interest rate cut have given the share market a post-Easter boost, with virtually all sectors making gains. Banking and dividend-paying stocks are the main beneficiaries ahead of the central bank's April meeting on Tuesday ...

RBA rate cut: earlier and more

BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 1 APR 2015
... comments - and by 1.9% on a trade weighted basis. This ensures that, unless the A$ collapses between now and the other side of Easter, the RBA would maintain in its statement the paragraph, "The Australian dollar has declined noticeably against a rising ...

QIC executive departs for Middle Eastern sovereign wealth fund

ALEX BURKE  |  MONDAY, 30 MAR 2015
QIC's head of investment performance and risk has left the company to manage a sovereign wealth fund in the Middle East. Having joined QIC in 2008 as head of investment compliance and risk management, Sam O'Sullivan moved to his previous role in 2012. ...