Monday, December 08, 2014
The S&P Dow Jones Indicies December 2014 Quarterly Rebalance occurred last week. Why do you need to know this?
The mandates for some fund managers require them to hold a position in companies in one of the indexes. So as soon as a company moves into an index, all of a sudden its on the radar of dozens, possibly hundreds, of institutional fund managers controlling a large chunk of Australia’s superannuation pie.
Monday, September 01, 2014
The past 12 months or so have seen a record number of floats on the sharemarket.
With about $14 billion worth of initial public offerings over the past year, it is the biggest year since the GFC for bringing companies to market.
In the main, investors have been well rewarded. Of the bigger listings, catering and cleaning business Spotless Group, the credit reporting business Veda Group, Genworth Mortgage Insurance Australia and Healthscope, the hospital, medical centre and pathology operator, have share prices trading significantly above their float prices.