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Australian Ethical eyes small caps as play for advisers

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  FRIDAY, 22 MAR 2024
Last year, global equities significantly outperformed Australian equities, largely driven by the remarkable performance of the world's largest technology companies - dubbed the Magnificent Seven. However, Australian Ethical points to stretched valuations ...

Perpetual seeds Kapstream fund

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 22 MAR 2024
Perpetual is backing a new strategy from Kapstream Capital, securing an undisclosed seed amount in the fund that invests in securitised warehouse financing, a form of private debt.

Why active managers are falling behind in emerging markets

ELIZA BAVIN  |  FRIDAY, 22 MAR 2024
A new research paper from VanEck revealed active managers have historically underperformed in emerging markets.

Institutional investors shift gears amid 'new market regime'

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  THURSDAY, 21 MAR 2024
Nuveen's latest global institutional investor survey shows that investors are adjusting risk management and asset allocation strategies due to geopolitical tensions, higher rates, market volatility, and upcoming elections, with three themes dominating ...

Investors being influenced by the 'Powell pivot'

ELIZA BAVIN  |  WEDNESDAY, 20 MAR 2024
Investors have been repositioning their fixed income portfolios in favour of investment-grade bonds, according to a new report from bfinance.

Lombard Odier brings plastic circularity fund down under

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  TUESDAY, 19 MAR 2024
Lombard Odier Investment Managers (LOIM) is bringing its Plastic Circularity Fund to Australia, following a first close last year with backing from the sovereign wealth fund of Monaco, among others.

Castlerock embarks on $30m capital raise

KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 19 MAR 2024
Property fund manager Castlerock is aiming to raise $30 million to expand its portfolio focused on government-leased assets.

GQG builds private markets unit on PAC stakes

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 18 MAR 2024
GQG Partners is launching a private markets business by acquiring Pacific Current Group's stakes in three fund managers operating in the asset class for US$71.25 million ($108.7bn).

Mayfair 101 regains control of assets, liquidators abandon claims

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  MONDAY, 18 MAR 2024
The terms of a $44 million legal settlement reached between Mayfair 101, James Mawhinney and the liquidators of IPO Wealth Holdings have been released to the public.

PGIM launches new platform in Australia

ELIZA BAVIN  |  MONDAY, 18 MAR 2024
The expansion of the platform into the Australian market is part of the asset manager's global growth strategy.