Energy Super’s CEO, Robyn Petrou, has been at the fund's helm for almost nine years, and in Super since taking on her first full time job. In an ever changing industry, she says it "certainly hasn't been dull." This week she speaks with Industry Moves about her Super journey and offers advice for other women in the industry. While life has thrown her some curveballs, three of them to be exact, she has learnt to adapt and be resilient in the face of change, qualities that she believes makes for an effective leader.
For the last five years the Aberdeen Multi-Asset Income Fund has delivered a distribution yield of around 4%-5% each year, and has met both its income and capital growth objectives since its launch in 2009. We speak with Aberdeen investment specialist Josh Hall to find out more about the Fund's goals and investment style, the reasons why investors should consider a multi-asset approach in the current economic climate, and what makes the Fund unique. Read more
The Magellan Global Trust is a new investment trust to be listed on the ASX that will invest in a focussed portfolio of the world’s best companies and will target a 4% cash distribution yield. Magellan will manage the currency exposure with a view to protecting investor capital. Hamish Douglass, co-founder, CEO and CIO at Magellan and co-portfolio manager of the Magellan Global Trust, answers questions about the Magellan Global Trust and Magellan’s global equities strategy. Read more
Stuart Palmer has always been interested in ethics, and the highlight of his career was discovering he could make a career out of it. Following 25 years in law and banking, he was appointed as Australian Ethical's head of ethics in 2014 and hasn't looked back. We catch up with Stuart to find out more - including his thoughts on the future of ethical investing, how the firm is engaging HNW investors, and the role of super funds in addressing climate change. Read more
As the search for yield becomes more challenging, finding the right income solutions for your retiree clients has never been more important. The Aberdeen Multi-Asset Income Fund has been designed specifically for the retiree market. It has two objectives; the first is to provide income above ... Read more
The Magellan Global Trust will invest in a focused, global equities portfolio and aims to deliver investors a Target Cash Distribution yield of 4% per annum. The Trust is expected to be listed on the ASX on 18 October 2017 (ASX code: MGG). The Trust will be managed by Hamish Douglass and Stefan ... Read more
Recent launches snapshot
Queenland’s Palaszczuk Government has recently announced its second social impact investment initiative, the #YouthChoices Social Benefit Bond (SBB), which aims to reduce the current 80% recidivism rate for young offenders in the QLD region. The Bond, arranged by NAB, will fund a therapy program to be delivered by one of Australia’s largest social purpose organisations, Life Without Barriers. With investments due to close in just under two weeks, Industry Moves caught up with James Waddell, Director for NAB’s Capital Financing Product Group and Brad Swan, Executive Director, Strategy and Engagement at Life Without Barriers, to find out a little more.Read more