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The social bond that found an affordable house for mum-to-be Kaitlyn

Kaitlyn McRae found an affordable home through Argyle Housing which is partly funded via Regnan s Credit Impact Trust. Pic Argyle Housing nbsp WHEN Kaitlyn McRae fell pregnant she didn t think she could afford to raise her child in a nice house. Then the 20-year-old came across Argyle Housing which develops affordable housing for Australians on low-to-moderate incomes. One of Australia s most experienced...

Women like Nasima are finding a career path with help from Regnan investors

Nasima Khatun found a career thanks to low-cost loans provided via IFC social bonds. Picture Gazi Nafis Ahmed IFC EIGHT years ago Nasima Khatun pictured above right started work as casual labourer at Bangladesh food and beverage producer PRAN Group. Today the 30-year-old mother of two is a full-time line supervisor in the tomato-processing division at PRAN s plant in Natore 250km north-west of Dhaka....

Impact investors helped Stacey and Luna find low-cost housing

Stacey and Luna found a home through Argyle Housing which is partly funded by Regnan s Credit Impact Trust. Pic Argyle Housing nbsp THE first years of little Luna s life were spent surfing from one relative's home to the next with mum Stacey. I haven t had a home to call my own said single parent Stacey. It was never easy and I always...

Bright future for investors in Aussie solar farm

Investors in Regnan's Credit Impact Trust helped finance this solar farm in Nyngan NSW. Pic Getty nbsp AUSTRALIA was once famous for riding on the sheep s back but some of the land trodden by woolly livestock now supports new sustainable industries such as renewable energy. A former sheep paddock near the central NSW town of Nyngan has been transformed into one of the Southern...

Crispin Murray’s weekly ASX outlook

Pendal's head of equities Crispin Murray

Here's what's influencing Australian equities this week according to Pendal s head of equities Crispin Murray pictured above . Reported by portfolio specialist Chris Adams. NOVEMBER was heading for the best monthly return for the S amp P ASX 300 since 1988 despite a quieter period last week.The index lifted 0.98 to take the month s gains to 11.58 by the end of Friday.Equity markets...

Regnan’s Tim Crockford: why impact investing is growing fast

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Regnan's head of impact investment Tim Crockford interviewed by Investment Magazine Nov 2020 . IMPACT investing which aims to generate a financial return and a positive impact on society is a fast-growing market.The value of Australian impact investment products is expected to grow to 100 billion in the next five years up from 20 billion in 2019 according to the Responsible Investment Association Australasia.Impact investment...

Change to Fund Buy-sell Spread

Pendal Active High Growth Fund APIR BTA0488AU ARSN 610 997 674 Effective 25 November 2020 the buy-sell spread for Pendal Active High Growth Fund will increase as set out in the table below Old New Pendal Active High Growth Fund0.34 0.17 0.17 0.38 0.19 0.19 The buy-sell spread is an additional cost to you and is generally incurred whenever you invest in or withdraw from...

Why Crispin Murray re-engineered Pendal’s ethical share fund

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Pendal's head of equities Crispin Murray explains his vision for our enhanced Ethical Share Fund THIS YEAR has demonstrated some fundamental truths about today s investment environment.One truth is that the world is vulnerable to shocks from climate change to pandemics. Another is that change is accelerating.A third is that successful companies must confidently manage a wider set of risks than in the past. These...

Crispin Murray: what’s influencing Aussie equities this week

Pendal's Head of Equities, Crispin Murray

Here's what's influencing Australian equities this week according to Pendal s head of equities Crispin Murray pictured above . Reported by portfolio specialist Chris Adams. MARKETS were mixed last week. On one hand there were fears the US Covid-19 surge could prompt restrictions that weigh on growth. On the other we saw further positive vaccine developments.The S amp P 500 fell 0.73 but Australian equities...

Tech stocks in emerging markets: what to look for

Senior fund managers James Syme and Paul Wimborne specialise in Emerging Markets

Looking at tech stocks in emerging markets Take care to consider investments with a catalyst to unlock a company's potential and share price. Global Emerging Markets Opportunities portfolio managers James Syme and Paul Wimborne pictured above explainTECHNOLOGY companies generally face an extremely supportive operating environment at present.Covid-19 has hugely accelerated online migration. Along with the rise in artificial intelligence and machine learning this requires massive...