theinstoreport: Weekly Round-up


This is the last week of publication for theinstoreport and the website will not be updated after this week’s newsletter. It’s been a great three years and I would like to thank the many readers of this .. Read More

Definitions in factor investing matter


Factor investing has experienced a significant increase in popularity in recent years as institutional investors continue to look for better ways to build portfolios. But not all managers defined the same factors in.. Read More

CFA research finds no duplicate liquidity


CFA Institute research has found no evidence of high-frequency traders (HFT) artificially propping up liquidity in global equity markets. Some investors have criticised HFTs for placing multiple orders with the inte.. Read More

Real estate pricing going global


The pricing of core real estate assets and the flow of capital into that asset class had undergone further globalisation, breaking through the regional separation of the past, according to Frontier Advisors. Followi.. Read More

IFM poaches AMP Capital quant team


IFM Investors has poached a nine-member quantitative equity team from AMP Capital, including AMP Capital head of active quantitative strategies Lachlan Davis. The team will run three new strategies for IFM, includin.. Read More



All good things must come to an end, and so it is with theinstoreport. This is my last edition of the weekly newsletter as I am leaving Benchmark Media, and with my departure theinstoreport will no longer be publish.. Read More

Equip passes on investment fee reduction


The $7 billion industry superannuation fund Equip will cut fees and costs for both accumulation and pension members from 1 February 2016, after the fund was able to reduce the investment fees it pays fund managers in all.. Read More

GBST appoints new CEO


Capital markets software provider GBST has appointed Robert De Dominicis as chief executive and managing director, after the departure of Stephen Lake in September this year. De Dominicis co-founded the wealth manag.. Read More

K2 small cap fund approved for listing


K2 Asset Management has received approval for the listing of its K2 Australian Small Cap Fund on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). The fund will start trading immediately. The fund commenced operation .. Read More

Pacific Current buys stake in index business


Pacific Current Group Рthe new name of the merged investment management businesses Treasury Group and Northern Lights Capital Group Рhas acquired a 23.4 per cent minority equity interest in California-­base.. Read More