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Wilson Asset Management founder Geoff Wilson says he will resist the temptation to super-size his new listed investment company WAM Global. WAM Global, which will lodge its prospectus with the corporate regulator on Monday, will be WAM's first... [Link]

Royal Commission to boost ETFs: VanEck

Financial Standard - Apr 20, 2018

A $1.4 billion ETF manager believes growth in the sector will soar as the Royal Commission hears evidence on the conflicts of interest within vertically-integrated institutions. An increasing number of financial advisers have been using ETFs to... [Link]

Investment performance might ebb and flow like the tide, but fees are as certain as death and taxes. This truth – enabled by advances in data processing – has underpinned the rise of cheaper ways of investing over the past decade. We have seen... [Link]

Melbourne-based equities investor L1 Capital is set to return hundreds of millions of dollars to clients. Street Talk understands L1 Capital has started notifying some of its institutional clients that they should expect a cheque in the mail... [Link]

It's not easy being a socially conscious investor. To see why, look no further than Facebook. By any reasonable ethical standard, the social media giant doesn't measure up. The Cambridge Analytica debacle and its aftermath revealed that Facebook... [Link]

Yarra Capital executive joins AUI board

Financial Standard - Apr 17, 2018

A top executive from Yarra Capital Management has joined the board of a $1.2 billion listed investment company. Dion Hershan is currently Yarra Capital Management's managing director and head of Australian equities. He joins the board of Melbourne... [Link]

Vanguard is the latest fund manager to tap the growing demand for active exchange traded funds in Australia. Global Value Equity and Global Minimum Volatility — ETF versions of actively managed funds in existence for the past year... [Link]

Vanguard launches two active factor ETFs

Financial Standard - Apr 16, 2018

Vanguard will list its first active exchange-traded funds for Australian investors on the ASX tomorrow. The first of the two new ETFs is Global Value Equity (ASX: VVLU), and invests in global equities with value characteristics. The second... [Link]

L1 Capital’s IPO raising for LIC soars to $1bn

The Australian - Apr 16, 2018

Melbourne fund manager L1 Capital is putting the final touches on a listed investment company worth about $1 billion, double the firm’s initial expectations. The fund will be listed on the Australian Securities Exchange on April 24 and the success... [Link]

Geoff Wilson joins 8IP board

Investor Daily - Apr 12, 2018

Eight Investment Partners, better known as 8IP, has appointed Wilson Asset Management (WAM) founder and chairman Geoff Wilson to its board. WAM and its associates are shareholders in 8IP and will provide strategic support to the investment company. [Link]

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