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Zero carbon economy to create substantial wealth

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New research has shown that a zero waste and zero carbon policy can lead to significant wealth creations which will be driven by technology. Research from Macquarie University has found that an estimated $20 trillion in new wealth could be generated, fuelled by cleantech patents. Professor Martina Linnenluecke from the university said that investors, asset managers and super funds would drive the clean-energy momentum, motivated by the potential of new wealth.

“Our analysis estimated that the total wealth created by the development of cleantech patents ranges from US$10.16 to US$15.49 trillion dollars and will involve an additional investment stimulus to the economy from US$2.93 to US$3.71 trillion,” she said. Already cleantech has become a fast-growing patent class said Professor Linnenluecke but further investment in the field would generate more wealth creation. “Our projections show that there are vast sums of money to be made by investment in cleantech. Estimates of wealth creation of between US$10.16 to US$15.49 trillion mean that there are enormous opportunities for business to create wealth and drive GDP for decades to come,” she said.

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ESG: Actively driving change

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Environmental, social and governance investing is in vogue globally, but there seems to be a particular fascination for it in Australia. Speaking at the recent Aberdeen Standard Investments Changing Investment World forum in Sydney, ASI’s global head of stewardship and ESG investment Euan Stirling noted that despite the variety of ESG interpretations in the market, actively changing companies for the better should be at its core.

What is ESG investing?

ESG investing acquired some inaccurate associations with non-financial issues during its early days, according to Mr Stirling.

While some see the primary focus of ESG being ethical investing, again, this was not Mr Stirling’s view. While he does support stock selection within ethical funds, he believed ESG investing to be about much more than that.

“It is about creating the right long-term outcomes for our clients through the prism of environmental, social and governance considerations. For example, if we invest in a business that is exploiting workers and treating them poorly, then returns will simply not be sustainable. The same for a business that produces toxic emissions.

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IOOF business snapped up for $50m

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A financial technology and infrastructure company has announced plans to acquire an Australian corporate trust business for $51.6 million. Sargon will buy the IOOF-owned Australian Executor Trustees (AET) Corporate Trust, which currently has $30 billion in funds under supervision. Sargon chief executive Phillip Kingston welcomed today’s announcement acknowledging the complementary fit between Sargon and AET Corporate Trust.

“During the past two years, Sargon has made a number of strategic acquisitions to bolster our capability and scale in trustee and custodian services, to ultimately deliver the best possible outcomes for our clients,” Mr Kingston said. “Each of the companies acquired by Sargon ultimately use our proprietary infrastructure and technology to deliver an intuitive, seamless and efficient experience for their clients. “Through a powerful combination of technology and industry experts, we’re helping our clients navigate regulatory complexity, as well as mitigate security and compliance risks so they can focus on growth.”

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New AI and robotics ETF launched

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A new ETF has launched on the ASX to allow Aussie investors the opportunity to invest in the disruptive robotics and AI sectors. BetaShares has launched their Global Robotics and Artificial Intelligence ETF or RBTZ on the ASX to give Aussie investors an opportunity to invest in the expanding portfolio. RBTZ will provide access to companies involved in the production of or use of robotics and artificial intelligence products and services.

BetaShares chief executive Alex Vynokur said that disruption was already here and fundamentally changing many industries. “Disruption is actually happening really across the board. So industries, say traditional manufacturing industries you know, is now going through a seismic shift in the way manufacturing is being conducted,” he said. The growth of the robotics sector is forecast to grow over 30 per cent per annum whilst AI software is forecast to grow 55 per cent per annum by 2025, according to BetaShares.

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Tech sector M&A activity rises 33%: Ansarada

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AI-powered virtual data room Ansarada has outlined where M&A activity is likely to heat up in the next six to 12 months – and the technology sector is leading the way, thanks to US investors. Ansarada’s latest quarterly M&A report, titled Indicators 3.0, has revealed technology, real estate and the industrials sectors had the highest amount of M&A deals from June through to August 2018. M&A activity in the IT or technology industry rose by 33 per cent, while the real estate sector saw an uplift of 25 per cent and the industrials sector enjoyed 23 per cent growth.

“Tech continues to be a strong sector and one with enormous potential, underpinning many businesses with other industries at their core,” the report said. While the Australian tech sector was “comparatively new”, growth had accelerated to an “impressive” degree, with local firms such as Atlassian and WiseTech disrupting their respective industries. According to the report, a major driver of M&A activity in this sector was US investment. American investors were drawn to Australia for its “lifestyle dividends” as well as its key placement in Asia-Pacific despite escalating trade tensions between China and the US.

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