Investment

What do institutional investors want – what do perception studies tell us?

Qualitative investor perception studies give insight into the minds of shareholders. They allow companies to get an impartial comprehensive assessment of their standing in the investor community while also being a tool for continuous improvement for investor relations.

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Chinese investment in Australia remains strong despite global outflow slowdown

Australia remains a magnet for Chinese investment – but the 2017 annual figures have fallen materially and we need to be careful that current tensions do not lead to ongoing…

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Renewable energy deals are ramping up globally, but what about Australia?

It’s getting hotter and Australia is talking battery storage and whether the Telsa battery in South Australia will help keep the lights on.

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The rise of passive investing – a corporate governance issue

The rise of passive investing has been widely chronicled in the global financial media in terms of its appeal to investors and the potential “distortions” to the equity market. How far this shift will progress is a hotly-debated topic.

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Australians align their investments with their values and it delivers abundant returns

Responsible investment funds are outperforming their average mainstream counterparts year on year, as the market for responsible investment continues to grow in Australia

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Finkel Review: Clean Energy Target to provide policy certainty and drive investment

Australia requires continuing investment in clean energy and the Finkel Review proposes a set of recommendations capable of implementation within the next 18 months to drive it.

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More than money can buy: social benefit bonds investing in social change

Social Benefit Bonds (SBB) double down on the goodness that investment can bring, delivering – when successful – returns to the investor, outcomes for society and NGOs, and savings for…

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North America – a rich source of investors for Australian equities

It probably won’t come as a surprise to many that as at the end of 2014, 50 percent of the $US74 trillion of assets under management for the global fund…

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Reporting season: Caveat emptor

We’re now in the middle of AGM season. Companies are making outlook statements based on the first quarter of trading. So what can investors expect to see? As someone who…

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