Confidence in global investing strengthens


The number of leading investors planning to increase their exposure to overseas assets has risen, according to the Certitude Global Investing Intentions Index (CGIII) for July. The index, which tracks the net de.. Read More

CFM unveils long-term trend-following trust


Capital Fund Management (CFM) has launched a diversified and long-term trend-following trust, the CFM IS Trends Trust, with the alternative investment strategies firm saying demand was soaring for that type of produc.. Read More

ETFs go from strength to strength


The Australian exchange-traded fund (ETF) industry continues to burgeon with the BetaShares Australian ETF Review showing the local ETF industry added $842 million in August, to reach a record high of $30.9 billion. .. Read More

Opinion – Smooth seas never made a skilled sailor


The low level of volatility in equity markets is being interpreted by some as a sign of investor complacency that will lead to eventual market collapse. Extended periods of low volatility are not abnormal and can per.. Read More

New global infrastructure ETF introduced


ETF Securities Australia, part of the ETF Securities Group, has added to the liquid infrastructure exposures available in the local market with its Global Core Infrastructure exchange traded fund (ETF) which commence.. Read More

RateSetter sees surge in millennial investors


RateSetter data has revealed young investors are taking to the group’s short-term investment options, with 72 per cent of millennial investors making use of the one-month market option on the group’s peer.. Read More

Man Group inks retail partnership with GSFM


Alternative investment management firm Man Group has formed a partnership with Grant Samuel Funds Management (GSFM) to distribute its investment products to retail investors locally and in New Zealand. The alli.. Read More

CBA-AUSTRAC case has investor implications


The scandal over misuse of Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s (CBA) ‘intelligent deposit’ machines, which will see the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) allege that a lax ap.. Read More

Retiree franking blindness carries risk


Retirees should not be blinded by franking credits when constructing a low-risk income-focused portfolio as high-yield domestic stocks often carried more risk than they appeared to, according to Crestone. Speaki.. Read More

Fading populism makes Europe attractive


With populist parties fading in the polls and quantitative easing coming to an end, investors should be looking towards Europe for growth opportunities in global equities, according to William Blair. Addressing.. Read More

ETF Securities launches robotics fund


ETF Securities (ETFS) has teamed up with US-based specialist research and robotics provider ROBO Global to launch the ETFS ROBO Global Robotics and Automation ETF (ROBO). The company said this was the first fun.. Read More

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