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  • Equity Trustees half year result

    Equity Trustees Limited (EQT) today confirmed a lift in half year revenue of 10.5% and a 3.6% increase in operating profit after tax for the six months ending 31 December 2010 compared with the prior corresponding period.

    Feb 24, 2011 Latest Media Releases

    AUI establishes sixth joint venture business

    Australian Unity Investments (AUI) has joined with an experienced fixed interest team led by highly-regarded fund manager Mr Bill Bovingdon to form its sixth joint venture business.

    Feb 18, 2011 Latest Media Releases

    Wingate and Safika form new private equity business

    Melbourne-based investment and advisory firm Wingate Group, and Safika Holdings, one of South Africa’s largest investment holding companies, have formed a Melbourne-based joint venture, Winsaf Pty Ltd, to undertake principal investments in Australia and Asia and help Australian companies invest into Africa.

    Feb 15, 2011 Latest Media Releases

    EQT makes appointments in Responsible Entity area

    In line with its recently announced strategy of increasing its focus on providing independent responsible entity (RE) and other fiduciary services, Equity Trustees Ltd (EQT) has announced new appointments in its corporate fiduciary and financial services group.

    Feb 9, 2011 Latest Media Releases

    Equity Trustees appoints IT head

    Mr Ryan Bessemer has joined Equity Trustees Limited (EQT) as head of business systems and information technology.

    Feb 7, 2011 Latest Media Releases

    EQT anticipates fiduciary services and RE opportunities

    Equity Trustees Ltd (EQT) is strengthening and renaming its funds distribution and corporate trustee services business, implementing a strategy to capitalise on its long-standing reputation and expertise in fiduciary services.

    Feb 1, 2011 Latest Media Releases

    AUI extends capital raising for Retail Property Fund

    Australian Unity Investments (AUI) has opened the $67 million discounted rights issue for its Retail Property Fund to a public offer following the successful raising of almost $30 million from existing investors.

    Jan 25, 2011 Latest Media Releases

    John Brogden addresses 2011 New Year kick-off

    John Brogden, chief executive officer of the Financial Services Council, was guest of honour at the Pritchitt Partners 2011 annual reception. He delivered a presentation

    Jan 20, 2011 Events

    Positive signs for IPOs in 2011: HLB Mann Judd

    The Australian Initial Public Offer (IPO) market is showing signs of greater strength, with some indicators back to their pre-global financial crisis levels, according to the latest HLB Mann Judd Small Cap IPO Watch, released today (Wednesday 19 January 2011).

    Jan 19, 2011 Latest Media Releases

    Look out for signal to become ‘wealth builder’: HLB Mann Judd Sydney

    It’s too easy for people to miss the signal that they are able to become ‘wealth builders’ and are in prime position to ensure a healthy financial future if they make the right choices, says Mr Jonathan Philpot, wealth management partner at accountants and advisers HLB Mann Judd Sydney.

    Jan 18, 2011 Latest Media Releases

    Positive signs for domestic and international equity markets in 2011: Platypus/Wingate

    Managing risk is the key for equity markets in 2011, although the outlook for the full year is relatively positive, according to Platypus Asset Management and Wingate Asset Management.

    Jan 18, 2011 Latest Media Releases

    Take control of education costs: Lifeplan

    Many parents get a nasty shock when they realise the cost of new textbooks and supplies needed at the start of a new school year, following hot on the heels of the expense of Christmas and summer holidays. However, some families have taken control of the annual back-to-school expenses by putting in place a budgeting and savings process separate to the day-to-day family budget, says Mr Matt Walsh of Lifeplan.

    Jan 17, 2011 Latest Media Releases

    2011 investment outlook better than 2010: AUI

    2011 should be a better year for investors than 2010 but it won’t be without its disruptions and volatility, says Mr David Bryant, head of Australian Unity Investments (AUI).

    Jan 12, 2011 Latest Media Releases

    Greater transparency and good communication a priority in 2011

    We can expect to see new superannuation legislation (again!) as well as the possibility of tougher regulation to protect investors – hopefully providing greater investor protection following the collapse of a number of investment schemes where investors lost capital. On top of this, there are a number of other issues that financial services operations will need to deal with.

    Jan 12, 2011 Blog

    South Wharf DFO financing augers well for 2011: Wingate

    Wingate Group and J.P.Morgan’s Global Special Opportunities Group have provided a $42.5 million mezzanine finance facility to part-fund Plenary Group’s 50 percent acquisition of the South Wharf Retail Precinct in Melbourne.

    Jan 6, 2011 Latest Media Releases

    AUI opens priority rights offer for Diversified Property Fund

    Australian Unity Investments (AUI) has opened a limited priority rights offer for investors in its Diversified Property Fund at a 7.5 percent discount to the security price*, with a view to raising up to $40 million.

    Nov 30, 2010 Latest Media Releases

    Tips on getting your voice heard

    The financial services industry has traditionally been good at using public relations. Most companies in the area understand the importance and value of communication with clients and influencers, and make a commitment to public relations in their marketing budget.

    Nov 28, 2010 Blog

    Tyndall moves forward with new appointment

    A week after being acquired by Nikko Asset Management, Tyndall Investments has initiated a program to further strengthen its business with the promotion of Mr Andrew Julius to head of retail. This follows the earlier confirmation of Mr Craig Hobart as managing director of Tyndall.

    Nov 25, 2010 Latest Media Releases

    Surveys show benefit of strong client relationships

    Results of some interesting surveys looking at attitudes to financial planners were released in recent weeks which, together, tell a story of interest to all personal services businesses.

    Nov 4, 2010 Blog

    Commonsense key to good communication

    It surprises me how often the basics of good communications – getting the right information to the right people, in a way that they want to receive it – get forgotten or sidelined.

    Oct 12, 2010 Blog

    Brand damage can be mitigated with good communications

    With more media coverage this week following a directional hearing on the sexual harassment charges against David Jones and its former chief executive, I’m wondering just how much the issue will harm the David Jones brand?

    Sep 2, 2010 Blog

    Don’t sacrifice clarity by trying to sound authoritative

    We’ve all had the experience of talking with executives who are clearly very intelligent and know their stuff very well, but who are pretty much incomprehensible because they insist on using big words mixed with jargon.

    Aug 1, 2010 Blog

    Public relations does not mean “spin doctoring”

    It annoys me that, over the years, the term “spin doctoring” has become synonymous with public relations. The thing that rankles is that to most people, “spin” means the art of misleading or even deceiving – especially in a political context.

    Jul 25, 2010 Blog

    What is a “boutique” fund manager?

    I’ve heard a number of references recently to “boutique fund managers”, often suggesting a different meaning of the term than my understanding of it.

    Jul 4, 2010 Blog

    Don’t underestimate the importance of attention to detail

    I was talking to a journalist the other day who was disparaging about a media release he’d received from someone else, because of poor grammar in a couple of spots and careless spelling mistakes

    Jun 22, 2010 Blog

    Shadow Minister at 2010 Pritchitt Partners reception

    Luke Hartsuyker, shadow minister for financial services, superannuation, corporate law and consumer affairs, was guest of honour at the Pritchitt Partners 2010 annual reception. A

    Feb 4, 2010 Events

    Superannuation Minister at 2009 New Year kick-off

    Senator Nick Sherry, Minister for Superannuation and Corporate Law, was guest of honour at the Pritchitt Partners New Year reception for 2009. A number of

    Jan 29, 2009 Events

    Graham Bradley addresses 2008 New Year function

    Graham Bradley, an independent company director, addressed the Pritchitt Partners 2008 New Year kick-off, speaking on “acting in investors’ interests”. 2011 Pritchitt Partners kick-off with

    Jan 31, 2008 Events
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