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Infrastructure’s role in mitigating greenwashing

Yasmine Masi 1 July 2022

Asset managers that invest in infrastructure companies have a responsibility to manage greenwashing, according to Andrew Maple-Brown, co-founder and Managing Director of Maple-Brown Abbott Global Listed Infrastructure.

Maple-Brown said there are several ways greenwashing can be managed, including engagement with company management, shareholder voting powers and joining environmental, social…

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Australians want better emissions targets, renewable energy subsidies: poll

Yasmine Masi 30 June 2022

The results from the latest Lowy Institute annual national survey found the majority of Australians (90 per cent) support federal subsidies for renewable energy technology and want stronger emissions targets (77 per cent).

The survey of over 2,000 Australians also revealed 75 per cent of participants supported Australia hosting a…

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APRA to closely monitor Volt Bank’s exit

Mike Taylor 29 June 2022 No Comments

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority says it will closely monitor the closure of Volt Bank and the return of depositors’ money.

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Income opportunities await investors willing to diversify

Yasmine Masi 29 June 2022 No Comments

Stephen Dover from the Franklin Templeton Institute has recommended investors diversify portfolios to combat risks of an economic slowdown.

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Investors should not make automatic assumptions on inflation

Oksana Patron 28 June 2022 No Comments

The current inflation and the recent oil price shock do not necessarily mean that stagflation will be the next step.

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Australia one of world’s most “Bitcoin-friendly” nations

Yasmine Masi 27 June 2022 No Comments

Research from online investing platform, Invezz, revealed Australia ranked as the seventh most Bitcoin-friendly nation in the world.


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“Greenwashing backlash” keeps investment industry in limelight

Yasmine Masi | 27 June 2022Federated Hermes' Eoin Murray said the "greenwashing backlash" has thrust the investment industry into the spotlight - for the wrong reasons.
Self-regulation

ASIC updates guidance on CCIV licensing

Yasmine Masi | 24 June 2022The Australian Securities and Investments Commission updated its guidance on registering corporate collective investing vehicles from 1 July.
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Australia ranks high on female billionaire count

Yasmine Masi | 24 June 2022Analysis of Forbes' latest world billionaires rankings has determined 60% of Australia's billionaires are female.
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What investors need to know about leveraged loans

Yasmine Masi | 22 June 2022bfinance analysts Mathias Neidert and Kunal Chavda have highlighted the pros and cons of leveraged loans as an asset class.
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Aussie fixed income portfolios deliver for investors

Yasmine Masi | 21 June 2022Western Asset Management has confirmed its view on inflation in line with the RBA forecast and the strong performance of fixed income.
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Aussies invest over $1 billion in sustainability

Yasmine Masi | 21 June 2022A report from the Responsible Investment Association of Australasia and BT has revealed Australians have invested over $1 billon in ESG.
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Recession fears renewed after Fed hikes rates

Yasmine Masi | 17 June 2022Analysts from JPMAM and GSFM said fears of a U.S. recession have returned, after the U.S. Federal Reserve raised rates by 75 basis points.
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ACCC raises concerns on Link Administration sale

Mike Taylor | 16 June 2022The competition regulator, the ACCC, has raised key competition concerns over the proposed acquisition of Link Administration by Dye and Durham.