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Greg Bright

Greg Bright

Greg is Contributing Editor of The Inside Investor and The Inside Adviser.

The inside running for Zenith’s fund awards

Insiders at the Zenith Investment Partners annual awards know that you can improve your chances of guessing the winner of the major Fund Manager of the Year category by studying history. For instance, in the past 10 years since the

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Matt Rady’s big new job

Having left the ambitious specialist retirement start-up of the Allianz Insurance group, Allianz Retire+, in July, Matt Rady was this week named as CEO of BT Financial Group. Rady became the inaugural CEO of Allianz Retire+ in June 2018, after

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Wealth sector attracts insto-grade player

The growth and sophistication of the wealth management market is attracting new interest from formerly institutional providers. Now bfinance, a global manager search and research consultant, has entered the wealth space, including in Australia. bfinance, a London-based privately owned business

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When disenchantment follows the honeymoon

In the Allianz Retire+ five phases of retirement, wedged between phases three, ‘liberation’, and four, ‘reorientation’, comes ‘disenchantment’. It is often the most challenging and important for an adviser to manage. In a webinar last week (September 8), Alex Brown,

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PIMCO’s recipe for portfolio protection

While there has been much talk about renewed inflation and its harm to portfolios, thanks largely to the US economic recovery, the consensus is this will be transitory. That may be wrong. PIMCO, the world’s largest fixed income manager, believes

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Finalists for Zenith’s funds management awards

The 10th annual Zenith Investment Partners funds management awards will be live-streamed this year, on October 15, with the list of 22 awards having been fine-tuned for the occasion. A new award has been added – global small-cap equities –

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Hidden ESG risks in popular stocks and funds

As investors put more and more money into ESG-focused products, so too are they getting more sophisticated in their selection – in both what they are favouring and what they are avoiding. Perhaps they should consider avoiding dividend stocks and

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Retirement incomes the new battleground for advisers

The government feels it has adequately dealt with the issue of how financial advisers go about their business. Now it is focused on the advice itself, with retirement incomes the new battleground. Into the fray yesterday (August 23) the Actuaries

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Smaller investors look to private debt

Private debt is starting to attract a broader range of investors, including high-net-worth individuals and smaller funds that are searching for yield combined with capital preservation. The attraction, alongside the asset class’ traditional supporters among the big super funds, has

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Sustainable funds boom surges to another record

Flows into ESG-focused managed funds hit a record $2.9 billion during the June quarter, as total assets in that group jumped 66 per cent for the full 12 months, according to the latest report by Morningstar, for Australia and New

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Matt Rady’s big new job

Having left the ambitious specialist retirement start-up of the Allianz Insurance group, Allianz Retire+, in July, Matt Rady

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