Covid-19 has drastically changed the investment management landscape in Australia and globally. In addition to continuous professional development requirements, investment managers, and their employers, need to be looking at improving skills in a completely new light.
After a tumultuous 2020, investors will be looking for income in a low-rate environment in 2021, according to First Sentier Investors. Global head of distribution, Harry Moore, spoke to Industry Moves about their outlook for the year ahead.
Research from the Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI) and the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) has found that better long-term company performance comes from a top-down focus on culture.
After months of falls due to Covid-19, superannuation fund satisfaction rose 0.6 per cent in October to 61 per cent, according to the latest Roy Morgan Superannuation Satisfaction Report, with self-managed superannuation fund trustees also recovering some of their mojo.
New research by RiceWarner, commissioned by the SMSF Association, shows that the Australian Securities and Investments Commission’s cost estimates for SMSFs may still be out, despite an update earlier this year.
Consolidation trends among asset owners in Australia, along with the build up of in-house capabilities, means there will be increasing pressure on mandate opportunities, according to The Cerulli Report - Institutional Asset Management in Asia 2020: Setting the Stage for a New Era.
The Australian bushfire crisis has accelerated the push towards a broader acceptance of environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing, according to the latest quarterly report on Asia Pacific from global research house Cerulli Associates.
Like so many other industries, there has been a significant change in consumer behaviour for financial advice clients because of the economic impacts of the coronavirus. The Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) says that advisers and firms need to make changes to both better support clients and also support their business in the “new normal.”
There has been an enormous increase in the number of private companies looking to go public over the past two years, according to Perennial Value Management’s newly appointed head of private investments Brendan Lyons.
After a stint as a lecturer at RMIT University while he completed his PhD, David Sokulsky’s pathway in investment management started off nearly two decades ago as a research manager for a publishing house with a superannuation data base.