Fixed income next smart beta frontier


The application of smart beta strategies to fixed income investing would be a key trend in Australia’s exchange-traded product industry in the coming years as the sector continued to mature, according to State .. Read More

New EM offering focuses on sustainability


Specialist investment manager Remerga has launched a new emerging market equities fund that aims to avoid many of the pitfalls that have plagued other investment managers in the region, including a lack of focus on g.. Read More

More retail investors consider bonds


Retail investor interest in the Australian bond market was set to be more prevalent in 2017, despite the fact the market’s supply and demand issue had hindered the sector from reaching its full potential, accor.. Read More

KnowIT rebrands Desk Caddie


Strategy Steps’ Desk Caddie software has been rebranded as wealthdigital with a spate of new features as part of parent group KnowIT’s push for delivering greater efficiency and more comprehensive work so.. Read More

Advisers gravitate to fixed income ETFs


Retail investor money is beginning to flow out of term deposits and into better value fixed income vehicles such as exchange traded funds (ETFs) as advisers gradually become comfortable with new types of fixed income.. Read More

ANZ ETFS warns investors missing offshore breaks


Retail investors preoccupied with franking credits are falling short of realising the real benefits of diversification in overseas markets, according to ANZ ETFS. Speaking to financialobserver, ANZ ETFS head Kr.. Read More

Look outside traditional asset options


Investors are facing higher volatility and more complex risks over the next 12 months in global markets, meaning a traditional long-only portfolio consisting of equities and fixed income is less likely to be able to .. Read More

Age of active investing on the horizon


A demystification of the debate surrounding active and passive funds management was necessary, particularly as active fund managers needed to be trusted in a riskier and more volatile economic environment, according .. Read More

ACBC, Praemium unveil fixed income SMA


Australian Corporate Bond Company (ACBC) has partnered with managed account provider Praemium to launch a pure fixed income separately managed account (SMA). The Yield Plus portfolio was the only senior unsecure.. Read More

Volatility underpins advice opportunity


Current economic conditions underlined the opportunity that existed for advisers to provide comfort in a world of increasing uncertainty and weaker returns, according to Vanguard. Speaking at the fund manager&rs.. Read More

Link inks deal with Stone & Chalk


Fund administration firm Link Group has unveiled a partnership with Stone & Chalk in a bid to support the local fintech community and help foster greater innovation in Australia’s $141 billion financial ser.. Read More