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ANZ enters ETF market

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ANZ has become the first major Australian bank to become an ETF manufacturer, via a joint venture with ETF Securities.

ETF Securities and ANZ announced the JV, known as ANZ ETFs, at the ANZ Grow Centre in Sydney yesterday.

The new company will list six ETFs on the ASX in the next two weeks, pending regulatory approval.

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BlackRock creates Aussie fundamental equities team

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Global fund manager BlackRock has created an Australian fundamental equities team with two new appointments.

Former Perpetual executive Charlie Lanchester has been appointed as head of Australian fundamental equities, with Madeleine Beaumont as senior portfolio manager.

“The BlackRock Australia business will benefit greatly from having a fundamental equities team,” the firm’s country head, Justin Arter, said.

“Charlie and Madeleine will add a new dimension to BlackRock Australia which has grown strongly over the past three years,” he said.

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Why M&A is on a tear in 2015

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Tom DiChristopher

Dealmaking hit an eight-year high in the first quarter as the cost of doing deals remains low and companies are chasing organic growth, the co-president of private equity firm THL Partners said Wednesday.

Total announced mergers and acquisitions reached $902.2 billion in Q1, the highest level since 2007. Deals valued at $1 billion or more accounted for 69 percent of all mergers and acquisitions volume in the first quarter. (more…)

BNP Paribas offers emerging markets capability

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Taylee Lewis

The fund has been offered in order to provide Australian investors with diversification away from domestic assets, a BNP Paribas-issued statement said.

BNPP IP Australia chief executive David Grybas said: “We are pleased to be introducing this emerging market equity expertise to our Australian clients.”

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