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Alternatives win big mandates
KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 22 OCT 2020
Alternatives asset managers won the most mandates last financial year, marking its best period yet, according to new research. Rainmaker's Mandate Chaser shows the last 12 months to June 2020 were busy for alternatives managers, experiencing a 56% ...
Bumpy quarter for AMP
KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 22 OCT 2020
AMP has reported a tough September quarter that saw several clients exit, leaving many business units with lower cash flows. The latest quarterly update shows subsidiary AMP Capital lost $1.1 billion as a result of client redemptions and "run-off of ...
Alex Waislitz fails to block OneVue acquisition
KANIKA SOOD  |  THURSDAY, 22 OCT 2020
OneVue shareholders approved Iress' offer yesterday. Alex Waislitz will still walk away with $22 million, while Connie McKeage's family investment vehicle will see a $15 million payday. Yesterday's poll was to approve Iress's revised ...
Worst investment ideas revealed: ARK
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  THURSDAY, 22 OCT 2020
The research team behind ARK Invest have released a new 'bad ideas report', revealing the industries they believe investors should avoid. Top of the list of bad ideas was physical bank branches, as the ARK researchers think consumer banking will shift ...
Hostplus invests in vegan meat, sustainability
ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  THURSDAY, 22 OCT 2020
Hostplus has ramped up its private equity investments with a commitment of over $1 billion across projects that tackle climate change including a meat alternative. The $48 billion industry fund's annual report outlined the investments in medical ...
Industry fund updates investment fees
ELIZA BAVIN  |  THURSDAY, 22 OCT 2020
An industry super fund has bumped up its fees on some investment options due to the effects of COVID-19 market volatility. Australian Catholic Superannuation Retirement Fund (ACSRF) said the changes are set to come into effect on November 1. "Due to ...
Chief economist update: Good or bad news is good Wall Street news
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 22 OCT 2020
It may have gone up and down and round and round but the US equity market has trended higher and higher and is outperforming its peers. Despite topping the list of total cases of coronavirus infections (8.6 million), new cases (0.6 million) and deaths ...
APRA reduces ERS reporting for funds
ELIZA BAVIN  |  WEDNESDAY, 21 OCT 2020
The prudential regulator has announced it will cut down on the amount of information it requires funds to provide as part of the Early Release of Super reporting standards. From September 30, APRA said it will only require sections 6-8 of SRF 91.1 ...
Aware Super shakes up SRI option
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  WEDNESDAY, 21 OCT 2020
Aware Super has tightened the screens on its socially responsible investment (SRI) option as the $97 billion fund beefs up its ESG credentials, reshuffling investment mandates in the process. The managers with SRI mandates from Aware Super include Redpoint ...
Statewide appoints new chief technology officer
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  WEDNESDAY, 21 OCT 2020
Statewide Super has hired a new chief technology officer who previously headed up technology and security at Sunsuper. David Cook will step into the role at the $10 billion industry fund. He spent a total of seven years at Sunsuper, six of those as ...
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