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BetaShares rejigs oil ETF...again
KANIKA SOOD  |  WEDNESDAY, 5 AUG 2020
BetaShares' ETF that tracks crude oil futures is once again changing the length of contracts it tracks and is taking extra measures to automatically convert the ETF to all cash if oil futures drop significantly again. The BetaShares Crude Oil Index ...
Vanguard funds downgraded by Morningstar
KANIKA SOOD  |  WEDNESDAY, 5 AUG 2020
... benchmark focus with changes in Morningstar's methodology. A spokesperson for Vanguard said it hasn't changed its investment process since being rated gold by Morningstar. "Although Morningstar's changed rating methodology has resulted in ...
CFA Institute reveals new exam regime
ALLY SELBY  |  WEDNESDAY, 5 AUG 2020
... environments, allowing us to better model the tasks and problem-solving needs of today's financial analysts and investment managers." Candidates who have registered and postponed for June examinations have until August 19 to register to what is now ...
Bain Capital begins restructure reckoning
ALLY SELBY  |  WEDNESDAY, 5 AUG 2020
... "stronger, more profitable and competitive" aviation group. "Bain Capital is one of the world's leading private investment firms with more than $150 billion assets under management, deep aviation experience, and a long-term Australian presence," ...
Chi-X TraCRs added to specialist platform
ALLY SELBY  |  WEDNESDAY, 5 AUG 2020
... using the platform to gain exposures to offshore assets. "Financial advisers are increasingly looking to broaden the investment universe available to their clients," she said. "Chi-X TraCRs provide that exposure to US mega caps that clients have, until ...
GAM records $19bn in outflows
JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  WEDNESDAY, 5 AUG 2020
... volatility, having lifted its AUM since March 31 when it was recorded at $171 billion. Of this, $54.21 billion is investment management AUM, down from $73.91 billion at the close of 2019. The majority of outflows were seen in Q1 and slowed in Q2 to come ...
BDM salaries to drop
JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  WEDNESDAY, 5 AUG 2020
... apply for new roles - something also in relatively short supply. That said, BDMs with strong client relationships and investment knowledge will continue to demand and receive a premium to average salary, the firm said. According to Riva, a regional sales ...
Iress adds to executive team
ELIZA BAVIN  |  WEDNESDAY, 5 AUG 2020
... Iress' business growth objectives, including increasing growth at scale, Iress said. Blomfield will join Iress from Investment Trends where he currently serves as chief executive, a role he has held for over four years. Prior to that, he held senior ...
AMP launches new managed portfolios
JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  TUESDAY, 4 AUG 2020
... IndexPlus Aggressive. "The IndexPlus range combines the benefits of active and passive strategies into a unique, low-cost investment, delivered simply and efficiently through MyNorth," AMP director of wrap product Shaune Egan said. "Our strategy for ...
Christian Super appoints new chief investment officer
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  TUESDAY, 4 AUG 2020
Christian Super chief investment officer Tim Macready is stepping down after 15 years with the $3 billion fund. Macready is moving on to focus on his work with impact investment firm Brightlight. Mark Rider will be stepping into the chief investment ...
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