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Plum pickings in international equities: K2

JOHN MCDULING  |  FRIDAY, 21 JAN 2011
K2 Asset Management's head of international strategy Nick Griffin believes that a maturing economic recovery will fuel earnings growth and higher international equity prices in 2011. Griffin said that equity valuations remain compelling, in both absolute ...

US leading lights report Q4

JOHN MCDULING  |  FRIDAY, 21 JAN 2011
Fourth quarter earnings results from some of the investment industry's biggest names have been the focus of Wall Street this week. Goldman Sachs was the center of attention yesterday after its quarterly profits dropped sharply, but its investment management ...

Asian Giants lands in China

JOHN MCDULING  |  WEDNESDAY, 19 JAN 2011
AMP Capital's Asian Giants Infrastructure Fund has acquired its first asset in China, buying a 19 per cent stake in provincial natural gas provider Qujing Gas, for an initial investment of US$2 million. Qujing Gas holds a 30-year concession to run the ...

Floods test contingency plans

JOHN MCDULING  |  TUESDAY, 18 JAN 2011
The recent flooding in Queensland has provided a perfect demonstration of the need for financial services firms to have appropriate procedures in place to ensure business continuity. Manny Pohl, chief executive officer of Brisbane-based Hyperion Asset ...

Continuum returns 12.4pc

JOHN MCDULING  |  TUESDAY, 18 JAN 2011
Active Australian share managers had a poor year, underperforming the ASX300 by an average 0.6 per cent, but there were still some shining lights in 2010, a new survey by Mercer has found. One such light is Continuum Capital Partners 'aggressive strategy'. ...

New beginnings at Tower

JOHN MCDULING  |  MONDAY, 17 JAN 2011
While tragic events in Queensland have forced the likes of Suncorp and IAG to brace themselves for hundreds of millions of dollars worth of claims, Dai-ichi Life's holiday takeover bid for Tower Australia is likely to have a more lasting effect on the ...

Investors tap emerging market debt

JOHN MCDULING  |  MONDAY, 17 JAN 2011
When investors look to position their portfolios to benefit from the rapid growth of emerging markets, they usually look to emerging market equities. But for risk-adjusted returns, emerging market debt might be a better way to go. These are the views ...

Coalition gives qualified support to reforms

JOHN MCDULING  |  FRIDAY, 17 DEC 2010
The Coalition isn't itching for a fight when it comes to the recently announced superannuation reforms, despite the Government's precarious grip on power under the hung parliament. In response to the reforms unveiled by the Government yesterday, the ...

Movers and shakers of 2010

JOHN MCDULING  |  FRIDAY, 17 DEC 2010
Regulatory reforms, politics, and high profile M&A activity dominated the financial services landscape this year - Financial Standard looks back at the stories that shook up the industry this year. It was an extraordinary year in Australian politics. ...

Aussies embrace US real estate

JOHN MCDULING  |  THURSDAY, 16 DEC 2010
After a tumultuous few years, US real estate could be set for gains next year, and Australia's largest super funds are becoming alert to the opportunities. According to Principal Real Estate Investors, despite uncertainty over the macroeconomic situation ...
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