Track record is vital, but a lack of comprehensive and independent research is often forcing investment teams to do their own due diligence when it comes to alternative managers.
Teams from Pzena and Invesco scored highly against the Northern Trust-backed Essentia Analytics’ Behavioural Alpha Benchmark, a system designed to differentiate between luck and true investment nous.
After a minor blip in 2022 residential property prices are once again soaring to new heights, driven largely by the asking price for houses in major capital cities. But not all is gold for sellers in the country.
“The portfolio does look different to mainstream,” says Australian Ethical portfolio manager and equity analyst Deana Mitchell, before explaining how the fund manager tilts up and down to meet its ethical charter.
The real estate fund’s launch underscores the commercial juggernaut’s belief that the healthcare sector opportunity is a significant one.
Higher mandatory contributions and increased pension assets helped Australia improve on its 2022 score in Mercer annual index, and move up a spot in the 47-country ranking. Yet the research cited room for improvement.
It may not be a boom, but the marked increase in new listings, total listings and aggregate asking price for properties across the country in September reflects a healthy spring market according to the researcher.
The CFS team is ramping up the suite of model portfolio offerings on its next generation investment platform, while adding new functionality to streamline the adviser experience.
Foresters is combining its 150 year history with one of the newest investment platforms on the market to reach a whole new audience for its Education Bond offering.
With the lowest vacancy rate for industrial land in the developed world, Australia’s biggest challenge in the sector is keeping up with demand. But there’s no easy fix, says property group Charter Hall.