Global shares provide a yield alternative

Australian investors looking for income from their equity investments tend to favour the local sharemarket because of the added kick they get from franked dividends. But veteran US equity fund manager Bill Priest, says the global equity market has become…

XTB unveils hidden bond yield, expands product range

XTB, a provider of Australian Stock Exchange-traded corporate bond units, has identified the corporate bond market as a key opportunity for investors to introduce diversification benefits to their portfolios and gain access to significant low-risk yield. It has announced the…

Charter Hall ups the yield ante

Charter Hall Direct Property has re-launched an unlisted office property fund, pitched at retail investors and SMSF trustees looking for income. The Charter Hall Direct PFA Fund has forecast distribution yield of 7.25 per cent a year, paid monthly, for…

ANZ launches hybrid notes

ANZ has launched an issue of capital notes, Capital Notes 5, seeking up to $1 billion of capital. The hybrids will qualify as Additional Tier 1 Capital for regulatory capital requirements. ANZ will use the capital to refinance an outstanding…