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Quoted funds powering Mainstream

Investment and superannuation service provider Mainstream Group (ASX: MAI) reported a 20 per cent yearly rise in funds under administration this week. The company, which has broadened its services from traditional administration including application forms and tax reporting, to complementary businesses lines like custody and superannuation, is riding a tailwind of structural growth. Founded in…

Staff Writer | 26th Jan 2021 | More
Back to school – who gets the best grades?

Assume you are the global portfolio manager of the Sector Hindsight Fund. This allows you to make decisions with knowledge about equity sector performance with hindsight, but not stocks within the sectors. The pedantic client base would expect you to show risk management as well, therefore a single sector is not on. Beating the global…

Giselle Roux | 5th Oct 2020 | More
  • JANA recruits from within for new insurance role

    JANA Investment Advisers, Australia’s largest asset consulting firm, is expanding its insurance business, which until now has been most developed in the health insurance sector, with the creation of a new role as ‘head of insurance strategy’, to be filled by Greg Wilkinson. Wilkinson, currently a senior consultant and a member of JANA’s global equities…

    Greg Bright | 14th Sep 2020 | More
    HESTA appoints Martin Currie for new partnership

    Martin Currie Investment Management has formed a partnership for international equities with HESTA, the $52 billion health and related industries super fund.

    Greg Bright | 7th Sep 2020 | More
  • COVID Takes a Nibble at House Prices, That Could Widen to a Bite

    The COVID-19 pandemic has begun to bite into the residential property market, with capital city dwelling values falling a cumulative 1.3% over the past two months – but this mild weakening could be just the start of a double-digit decline.  

    James Dunn | 13th Jul 2020 | More
    The sun shines on M&A activity in renewables

    Mergers and acquisitions have come to a grinding halt this year. But activity in the renewable energy sector is heating up with a number of deals. According to Bloomberg data, in the wider market, Australia’s deal activity dropped to $13.8 billion in the first quarter of 2020, a 32 per cent drop from the 12…

    Annabelle Dickson | 29th Jun 2020 | More
    SMSF auditors in hot water

    SMSF auditors have been put on notice after the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) found several tax practitioners falsifying self-managed superannuation fund annual returns. Seventy-four tax practitioners have been identified after lodging 2017 and 2018 SMSF annual returns with an incorrect or fraudulently recorded SMSF Auditor Number (SAN). The review comes after the Australian Taxation Office…

    Annabelle Dickson | 27th May 2020 | More