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Legg Mason & BetaShares launch active EM ETF

Legg Mason and BetaShares have launched the fourth active ETF through their strategic partnership- an emerging markets equity fund. The BetaShares Legg Mason Emerging Markets Fund provides investors with access to the superior growth potential offered by emerging market equities.…

Legg Mason enters the ESG fray

Fund manager Legg Mason has moved to meet growing demand for ESG investment products, with the launch of a global fund that combines ESG analysis with a negative screen approach. The Legg Mason QS Investors Global Responsible Investment Fund is…

Senior executives first pick for board seats

The most desirable experience for aspiring ASX 200 board members is a senior executive position, in particular roles with P&L responsibility, according to a new survey. The 30% Club and EY joined forces to discover the experience and journey necessary…

People: Korn Ferry appoints new Australasian MD

Executive recruitment company Korn Ferry has appointed Tim Nelson as the managing director of its Australasian operations. Nelson joined Korn Ferry as a financial services partner in 1998 and went on to launch the company’s recruitment process outsourcing business in…

Budget tip: restoration of higher contribution caps

A leading self-managed super administration and advisory group, SuperConcepts, has forecast that the Government will include some sweeteners for the super sector in what is expected to be a generous pre-election budget. SuperConcepts executive manager of SMSF technical, Mark Ellem,…

30% Club sets new target

To mark International Women’s Day, the 30% Club Australia has announced new targets for ASX 201- 300 companies to meet the 30 per cent target for female representation on boards by the end of 2021. Previously, only ASX 200 companies…

Robo advice software developer launches in Australia

Quantifeed, a Hong Kong based provider of digital wealth management solutions, has opened an office in Australia to strengthen its strategic relationships as demand for B2B digital advice solutions grows. Quantifeed’s new Sydney office, staffed with eight employees, will also…

Generation Life adds Legg Mason funds to its menu

Generation Life has added two funds to its investment menu from leading global investment manager Legg Mason. The two funds are the Legg Mason Martin Currie Real Income Fund and the Legg Mason Martin Currie Emerging Markets Fund. Founded more…

Dinimus Capital’s direct lending approach gathers support

Gilbert + Tobin has advised Dinimus Capital on the establishment of its third fund. The Fund, which has around 12 investors so far, focuses on providing short and medium-term direct loans to small to medium-sized enterprises and mid-market corporate borrowers. Dinimus…

Trawalla backs ex-Macquarie team’s boutique

Three founding members of Macquarie Group’s Asian listed equities division have re-joined forces to establish Stonehorn Global Partners and launch the Stonehorn Asia Equity Fund. Sam Le Cornu, the former co-head and head of investments of Macquarie’s Asian listed equities…