03/12/2012

Push for fund managers to reveal pay

Australia's top fund managers earn salaries ranging from $500,000 a year to several million dollars, and some boost their pay packets further through incentive schemes and dividends.

03/07/2012

Jupiter profits jump despite inflows shrinkage‎

Chief executive Edward Bonham Carter said: "2011 was a positive year for Jupiter, despite the significant headwinds presented by the Eurozone crisis and increased pressure on household finances.

03/06/2012

Jefferies Hoare Govett wins Nord Gold broking role

Jefferies will act as sole broker to newly listed Nord Gold, which was appointing financial advisors for the first time after being spun out of Russian steelmaker Severstal earlier this year.

03/06/2012

Cazenove unveils European income fund for Rice‎

The Fund will seek a combination of high income with some long-term capital growth, aiming to outperform the FTSE World Europe Index and deliver a healthy yield to investors. Income will be available quarterly.

03/02/2012

Credit Hedge Funds are NOT Shadow Banks: AIMA

AIMA’s research paper* highlights crucial differences between the key functions of a traditional bank and those of credit hedge funds and other non-bank financial institutions.

02/29/2012

Hedge fund assets may hit $2.1 trillion in 2012: survey

The survey, which covered more than 600 institutional investors representing $1.04 trillion of hedge fund assets, found that investors expect their hedge fund portfolios to return 8.6 percent in 2012, down from 11 percent last year.

02/29/2012

Absa cuts African precious metals sector to negative

South African platinum producers face the dual challenges of sustained high levels of unit cost inflation and weak metal prices, Absa said, cutting its price target on Impala Platinum, Anglo American Platinum and Northam Platinum.

02/27/2012

Sarasin releases Islamic Wealth Management Report 2012

In its 2012 Islamic Wealth Management Report, "The path to corporate transformation - converting a company to Islam", Bank Sarasin reviews the complexities of converting a business to Islam, a topic which is rarely discussed or written about.

02/27/2012

‘Gold prices may hit $5,000’

The metal may trade between $1,500 and $2,500 this year, ending 2012 at about $2,250, Christopher Wyke, London-based product manager for emerging-market debt, commodity and currency funds, said at a briefing in Singapore.