Government bonds deliver critical balance


Investors should use bonds to diversify their portfolios for protection in times of uncertainty, and avoid the trap of critics who suggest they are unattractive because they produce small returns, according to Jamies.. Read More

The three Rs of boosting market return


Boosting returns in a low-return environment required casting a wider net beyond a simple exposure to stocks and bonds, while being mindful of the risk characteristics of each asset class, according to the manager of.. Read More

Legacy products hurt Certitude profit


More than $20 million worth of redemptions associated with legacy structured products helped cause a 3 per cent drop in Certitude Global Investments’ assets under management and advice (AUMA) in the six months .. Read More

Diversification best option amid global uncertainty


In a scenario of continued global uncertainty, the message for investors was the impossibility of positioning portfolios as if the outcome of the financial turmoil were known. “We really don’t know .. Read More

Wilson board continues to reject Mariner offer


The board of Wilson HTM Investment Group has recommended its shareholders continue to reject an off-market takeover offer from Mariner Corporation after the share price of its suitor dropped 12 per cent. Earlier .. Read More

MLC targets ultra-wealthy with consultancy team


MLC expects its ultra-high-net-worth (UHNW) consultancy service to double the number of clients its advisory network provides tailored financial advice to in the coming 12 months. The National Australia Ba.. Read More

Wang named Fidelity Australia COO


Eric Wang has joined Fidelity Worldwide Investment as the global asset manager’s chief operating officer for Australia. Wang joins Fidelity from wealth management consultancy Sunstone Partners, where he wa.. Read More

Broker hit with $25,000 ETF fine


Investment and broking firm Susquehanna Pacific has paid a $25,000 fine after allegedly failing to comply with market rules involving exchange-traded funds (ETF). Susquehanna paid the fine after a Markets Discip.. Read More

Emerging markets buck trends


Emerging market economies could be the surprise investment opportunity in 2013, with the asset class showing signs of bucking traditional market trends, according to an investment strategist. Neuberger Berman h.. Read More

Centuria strikes $56-million property deal


A business unit of listed property group Centuria Capital has signed an arrangement to purchase a Sydney-based property for $56 million. Last month, Centuria Property Funds, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Centuria.. Read More

Trust caught in Banksia collapse


Listed trustee The Trust Company has become embroiled in the collapse of Banksia Financial Group (BFG) after it was served with a legal claim filed on behalf of debenture holders in two entities linked to the failed .. Read More