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IRESS profit up 15%

MARK SMITH  |  FRIDAY, 19 AUG 2016
Financial services technology provider IRESS has lifted its statutory net profit 15% to $32.7 million for the six months to 30 June 2016 compared to the same period last year. The rise was 22% ahead of the previous six months. Operating revenue increased ...

Austock expands investment menu

MARK SMITH  |  THURSDAY, 18 AUG 2016
Austock Life has expanded its Vanguard Tax-Paid range, adding three new indexed options to its imputation bond menu. The addition of the Vanguard Diversified Conservative Index, Vanguard Diversified Growth Index and Vanguard International Shares (Unhedged) ...

Adviser ETF survey winners announced

MARK SMITH  |  WEDNESDAY, 17 AUG 2016
Financial Standard is pleased to announce the winners of two cash voucher prizes as it reveals the results of an extensive survey into advisers' use of exchange traded funds. The survey, which was designed to help Financial Standard understand how ETFs ...

Investors missing healthy returns amid bond fears

MARK SMITH  |  WEDNESDAY, 17 AUG 2016
The fear of negative interest rates keeping retail investors out of bond markets isn't just overlooking the defensive role of the asset class within portfolios, it's also leaving a surprisingly healthy return on the table. That's an argument put forward ...

Schroders joins exchange-quoted managed fund game

MARK SMITH  |  TUESDAY, 16 AUG 2016
Schroders has joined Magellan, K2 Asset Management and AMP Capital in launching an ASX-quoted version of one of its managed funds. The Schroder Real Return Fund (Managed Fund) is based on the firm's successful Real Return CPI Plus 5% fund - which at ...

Hunter Hall director steps down

MARK SMITH  |  TUESDAY, 16 AUG 2016
A 16-year veteran non-executive director of Hunter Hall International is to resign from the business. Mark Forstmann, who joined the firm in 2000, will step down from his role as a non-executive director of Hunter Hall International and its subsidiary ...

NAS launches ESG reporting service

MARK SMITH  |  MONDAY, 15 AUG 2016
NAB Asset Servicing has launched an environmental, social and governance (ESG) insight reporting service, allowing clients to assess and monitor a range of ESG metrics. The service provides the firm's asset servicing clients including superannuation ...

Antipodes LIC aims to raise $200m

MARK SMITH  |  MONDAY, 15 AUG 2016
Sydney-based international equities boutique Antipodes Partners has launched its first listed investment company (LIC) to Australian and New Zealand investors. Antipodes Global Investment Company Limited (ASX: APL), which has a 'Recommended' rating ...

BlackRock publishes staff gender split

MARK SMITH  |  FRIDAY, 12 AUG 2016
BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager, has become the latest to join a handful of firms publishing the gender split of their staff as well as what proportion of women hold senior management roles. The move comes amid growing concerns about the ...

Magellan full year profits up 14%

MARK SMITH  |  THURSDAY, 11 AUG 2016
Magellan Financial Group has seen its net after tax profit increase 14% to $198.4 million in the last financial year. Funds under management rose 11% to total $40.5 billion at 30 June with 83% of assets in global equities and 17% in infrastructure equities. ...