Opinion - Look for quality in small EM players


The long-term secular drivers for the emerging market (EM) asset class remain firmly in place, notwithstanding any recent uptick in volatility. As the growth premium to developed markets will sustain, EMs are more li.. Read More

Trust board unanimous on Perpetual proposal


The Trust Company and its shareholders will vote on the revised Perpetual takeover proposal in November, but has recommended during the interim that shareholders reject the revised Equity Trustees offer by taking no .. Read More

SelfWealth prepares early patent lodgement


The final paperwork for SelfWealth’s global patent for a crowd-sourced benchmark index would be submitted well ahead of its December deadline, according to the company’s managing director. The creati.. Read More

Laminar wins hedge fund of the year


The Laminar Credit Opportunities Fund has been named the Australian Hedge Fund of the Year for 2013. The BlackRock Multi Opportunity Fund and the Whitehaven SPC Correlation Fund finished respectively as second a.. Read More

Finetuning equities will lead to microcap take up


The use of small and microcap investments would eventually increase and play a greater part in investor portfolios once equity allocations evolved and were adjusted for more effectiveness, a portfolio manager said ye.. Read More

Aust Ethical to make redundancies


Australian Ethical is in the process of restructuring its operations, with the fund manager set to spend $300,000 on staff and outsourcing changes. Australian Ethical managing director Phillip Vernon said 10 peo.. Read More

ASIC commits to stepping up operations


The corporate regulator has flagged a number of operational changes after the findings of a stakeholder survey into its performance resulted in a poor report card. While stakeholder perception of the regulator&r.. Read More

ASIC finalising hedge fund guidance


The corporate regulator is set to deliver the final class order and amendments to its regulatory guide on improving disclosure within Australia’s hedge fund sector. ASIC commissioner Greg Tanzer yesterday .. Read More

Global long/short funds outperform index


Global long/short funds rated approved or above outperformed the MSCI World Index over the past 12 months, in a result that surprised researcher Zenith Investment Partners. Sector funds rated by Zenith returned .. Read More

New govt could face legislative roadblocks


The newly elected coalition government could find itself hard up against political roadblocks in the Senate when it comes to repealing legislation, according to economists and an industry leader. UBS equities st.. Read More

No action yet on baby boomer challenge: Salt


The superannuation industry and federal government are yet to implement any initiatives to address the high expectations of baby boomers entering retirement, according to an industry executive. “In the las.. Read More

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