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Aviva Investors names credit lead, offloads US team

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  TUESDAY, 28 SEP 2021
The global asset manager has appointed a new head of credit, as Franklin Templeton acquires its US-based investment grade credit team. Aviva Investors has appointed Caroline Hedges as head of credit, replacing Colin Purdie who was promoted earlier this ...

Boutique launches active hybrid ETF

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  MONDAY, 20 SEP 2021
... portfolio manager Brad Dunn said. "Hybrids offer some of the best yield in the fixed income market for a near-investment grade credit rating, with lower risk than investing in equities markets." Some of the hybrids include those from global banks including ...

Rest streamlines asset classes

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  TUESDAY, 31 AUG 2021
... Australian shares; overseas shares (including equity strategies); private equity; property; infrastructure; bonds; sub investment grade bonds; absolute return; and agriculture. At the end of next month, these will change to Australian shares; overseas ...

Best fixed interest funds revealed

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  FRIDAY, 20 AUG 2021
... wholesale international fixed interest funds' returns on a three-year basis, Rainmaker found that First Sentier Investment Grade Bond Fund was the strongest performing with a 6.1% annual return. The Lazard EM Total Return Debt Fund came in second place ...

Evergreen launches RI index

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  WEDNESDAY, 18 AUG 2021
Evergreen Consultants established a responsible investment index based on a grading system that focuses on an investment manager's intent and actions rather than solely on portfolio metrics. The Evergreen Responsible Investment Grading Index (ERIG Index) ...

State Super rejigs defensives

KANIKA SOOD  |  WEDNESDAY, 2 JUN 2021
State Super has mandated two managers, as it allocates to Australian investment grade corporate credit and global investment grade structured credit. State Super manages about $42 billion in assets, of which about 20% is in defined contribution schemes ...

Loomis Sayles wins super fund mandate

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 14 MAY 2021
... Sayles offers four strategies in mortgage and structured finance: core securitised, high yield securitised credit, investment grade securitised credit and pure agency mortgage-backed securities. Statewide chief investment officer Con Michalakis said ...

Evergreen partners with Generation Life

KANIKA SOOD  |  MONDAY, 3 MAY 2021
... rate per year, after fees and costs. Evergreen said it is using its propriety index, the Evergreen Responsible Investment Grade (ERIG) Index, to identify funds that are genuinely investing with environmental, social and governance factors in mind. "Given ...

AMP Capital shutters dud fund, Naeimi departs

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  THURSDAY, 29 APR 2021
... portfolio manager for the Dynamic Markets Fund since 2015. The troubled $180 million fund was recently downgraded to "investment grade" by Lonsec. Oliver was initially involved with the fund but AMP Capital said recently his involvement has been limited ...

Evergreen Consultants bolsters team

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  MONDAY, 12 APR 2021
... significant growth phase. Our recent developments include the launch of a new ESG index, the Evergreen Responsible Investment Grade (ERIG) Index, and an investment portfolio stress testing tool for financial advisers," founder and director Angela Ashton ...
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