Nikko to feed Japanese taste for Aussie bonds

Chief executive Charles Beazley says the fund will target Japanese retail investors, who increasingly see Australia as something of a safe haven thanks to its stable economy and AAA rating.


AMP Capital, Aberdeen score Advance mandates

The mandates will form part of the Advance Australian Fixed Interest Multi-Blend Fund, a specialised fixed interest fund that invests in Australian interest bearing securities such as Commonwealth, State, local and semi government and corporate bonds.


Former Hunter Hall exec Launches New Aussie Fund

Morphic Global Opportunities Fund will invest in global equities, with a mandate to take long positions in companies with a minimum market value of 400 million Australian dollars (US$408 million) and short positions in companies with a minimum market valu


BlackRock opens new Asian strategy

The new sleeve, Asian Rates, is run by Joel Kim, BlackRock’s head of Asia-Pacific fixed income. Singapore-based Kim joined BlackRock from ING Investment Management at the start of the year.


China Banks Coming to America

With the finalization of the deal, ICBC gained the license to conduct retail banking in the United States and expanded its organization and business network in the country, ICBC Chairman Jiang Jianqing said at a ceremony marking the completion of the tran


Morphic Asset Management opens for business

Morphic Asset Management has been established by two former Hunter Hall global equity portfolio managers, Jack Lowenstein and Chad Slater, who will be joint chief investment officers.