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Australia bucks concentration trend

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR
New research on equity markets from S&P shows the ASX 200 has become more diversified as markets around the world have become more concentrated.

Munro launches fund on ASX

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR
Munro Partners and GSFM have launched the Munro Climate Change Leaders Fund on the ASX under ticker MCCL.

Insto investors tempted by crypto

JAMIE WILLIAMSON
A new study shows close to 80% of institutional investors and wealth managers are now looking favourably upon cryptocurrencies, citing strong capital growth and diversification benefits.

American Century introduces small-cap fund

KARREN VERGARA
American Century has launched a global small-cap fund targeting Australian wholesale investors.

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