Executing climate investment principles a major challenge

Institutional investment managers and retirement fund trustees around the word are struggling to deal with the practicalities of incorporating climate risk principals into their investment practices, a new survey has found. While…

Cashwerkz board takes action to stop outflows

After announcing ambitious expansion plans in January, term deposit marketplace Cashwerkz has paused to overhaul its board and management in the face of funds outflows. Chief executive Hector Ortiz is being relegated…

People: Fidante GM steps up to senior Challenger role

Fidante Partners general manager, Nick Hamilton has been promoted to the role of chief executive, funds management at Fidante’s parent company, Challenger Limited.  Hamilton joined Challenger as Fidante’s head of product and…

Talk about an index fund bubble is very passive-aggressive

If you’ve seen the movie The Big Short you will remember Christian Bale’s quirky character Michael Burry – the manager of the Scion Capital hedge fund who realises the US mortgage-backed security…

Game, set, match: Chi-X’s latest work

Alternative exchange Chi-X Australia is expanding its offerings with a revamped institutional market-on-close trading solution and a launch date for its first exchange traded fund. Chi-X has updated its market-on-close offering with…

Insurance bonds back on the menu

Insurance bonds are enjoying a revival, as high-income earners who are limited to putting $25,000 of concessional contributions into super each year, look for tax-effective alternatives. Generation Development Group reports that its…

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Go directly to property… quickly

Believe it or not there is a looming shortage of investment-grade property in Australia. Nick Kelly, who has taken the helm at Charter Hall Direct, there is an imbalance between the supply of investment grade property assets and the projected growth in superannuation…

Retirees beware: golden run for dividends may be over

Dividend payments by Australian listed companies are likely to fall in the current financial year, after a number of resources companies revised their payout policies in the December half. ..

Deloitte’s 10-year view names agriculture ‘sweet spots’

Deloitte Access Economics has identified five “sweet spots” for investors to consider in agriculture, an emerging asset class on which the advisory group is bullish over the next decade…

Agriculture investing: the new infrastructure for super

A group of several prominent super fund CIOs and high net worth investors this week analysed the investment climate for Australian agriculture. ..

Will global SMAs force change in industry

A new style of investment has emerged in the past few months with several of the new age platform operators in the managed account space opening the doors to global SMA managers. ..

Trying to turn notes into notes

Starting any business presents many challenges. For anyone who takes the path less travelled, the risks are higher, although the rewards can be greater. Entrepreneurs pride themselves on using their unique skills to build success; it’s little different for musicians. ..

UK wastewater giant takes on Aussie enviro-tech expert

Australian environmental monitoring company Pacific Environment (ASX code: PEH) has acquired its first international contract, with wastewater giant Thames Water signing an agreement to deploy Pacific Environment’s key product, Envirosuite, at two of their United Kingdom treatment plants…