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Advisers shift to ETFs from active managers: VanEck
ELIZA BAVIN  |  TUESDAY, 29 SEP 2020
Financial advisers are increasingly using exchange traded funds (ETFs) over concerns about the cost and performance of actively managed funds, according to VanEck.
IFM, Trafigura launch renewable investment company
ALLY SELBY  |  TUESDAY, 29 SEP 2020
IFM Investors has formed a joint venture with physical commodities trading group Trafigura to launch a new company set to invest in solar, wind and power storage projects globally.
Real estate manager launches fresh fund
ALLY SELBY  |  TUESDAY, 29 SEP 2020
An ASX-listed real estate investment manager has established a new managed fund, following the acquisition of a regional shopping centre in NSW for $60 million.
Watermark LIC seeks restructure
KANIKA SOOD  |  MONDAY, 28 SEP 2020
A Watermark-managed LIC is proposing to convert to an unlisted managed fund, as a group of investors seek to replace Geoff Wilson and John Abernethy on its board.
IRESS caves in, ups OneVue bid
KANIKA SOOD  |  MONDAY, 28 SEP 2020
Nearly four months after IRESS bid to acquire OneVue for 40 cents a share, it has finally upped the price to 43 cents in a final offer.
Fund seeks to internalise management
KANIKA SOOD  |  FRIDAY, 25 SEP 2020
An ASX-listed property investment company is seeking to internalise its management and will pay about $4 million to existing owner.
BlackRock clamps down on work romances
KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 25 SEP 2020
BlackRock is urging its employees to disclose their involvement in office romances, as well as intimate relationships with anyone associated with the US$7.4 trillion asset manager, in a bid to crack down on conflicts of interest.
Morningstar ratings tally for global equities
KANIKA SOOD  |  FRIDAY, 25 SEP 2020
Morningstar's latest cycle of reviews for global equities managers has resulted in 12 upgrades and 21 downgrades, as it takes into account its new analyst rating framework from last year.
Japanese bank makes major voting blunder
ALLY SELBY  |  FRIDAY, 25 SEP 2020
One of Japan's largest providers of shareholder services has admitted to a major operational blunder, after it failed to count 3.4 million postal votes for nearly 1000 companies ahead of their annual general meetings.
BetaShares' Nasdaq ETF surpasses $1bn
ALLY SELBY  |  FRIDAY, 25 SEP 2020
BetaShares' Nasdaq 100 ETF exceeded $1 billion in assets under management at the end of August, a net increase of more than $500 million since the outset of the year.
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