View post tag: News by topic The ship’s company of Royal Australian Navy Hydrographic ship HMAS Leeuwin was able to share a significant milestone recently with Fijian Navy colleagues.As the Republic of Fiji Navy marked their 40th anniversary on 25 July, Leeuwin was undertaking a survey of uncharted Fijian waters.Leeuwin is currently deployed to Fiji and is surveying waters in the vicinity of Rotuma Island with members of the Republic of Fiji Navy. The information gathered will be used to update charts to provide mariners with confidence and allow an opportunity for economic growth through trade and tourism.Leeuwin is the first Royal Australian Navy ship to visit Fiji since December 2006, reflecting the steady increase in the navy-to-navy relationship since defence ties were re-established.[mappress mapid=”16646″]Image: Australian Navy August 12, 2015 View post tag: celebration Authorities View post tag: HMAS Leeuwin View post tag: Fiji Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today HMAS Leeuwin Joins Fiji Navy’s Anniversary Celebration View post tag: Asia-Pacific HMAS Leeuwin Joins Fiji Navy’s Anniversary Celebration View post tag: Anniversary View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy Share this article
Unigestion has opened a new office in Toronto to increase its institutional business in Canada.The Swiss asset manager already has two institutional mandates in the country – the pension plan of the Desjardins group, which awarded a mandate in 2012, and an unnamed institutional client that mandated Unigestion in 2013.For both institutions, Unigestion is running global equity mandates with a combined value of CAD500m (€330m).Through its new office in Toronto, it will also be offering its other products, including “risk-managed equities, private assets, alternative investments and cross asset solutions”, a spokesman confirmed to IPE. Heather Cooke has been named director institutional clients for the new office.She joins from Mercer Canada, where, since 2010, she was partner and leader of Implemented Consulting and Dynamic De-Risking.The Swiss asset manager said its services were “ideally suited” to the institutional investor segment in Canada, where pension funds, endowments and foundations are keen to diversify their manager pool and are open to new solutions.Unigestion said the Canadian pension fund market had been growing every year for the last 10 years, and that the company aimed to “go where the clients are”.“The opening of the Toronto office is a major development in the expansion of Unigestion’s footprint beyond its traditional European markets,” the Swiss asset manager said.In total, Unigestion has €10.9bn in assets under management, with more than half in segregated mandates.
Stewart and Barry give the thumbs up to being in Donegal!A plan hatched over a couple of pints in Australia has seen a Burt man travel almost 18,000 kms to compete in this weekend’s Donegal Rally.And not only that but Barry Callaghan has spent almost €20,000 bringing his own rally car with him.Barry, 29, has lived in Perth for three years and takes part in rallies across Australia Now he has spent the last nine months planning the trip along with his boss Stewart Liddle, 55.Dad-of-one Barry revealed “Like most things it kind of happened over a couple of pints one night and we couldn’t go back on it.“Myself and Stewart rally back in Australia and I am always telling him about Donegal and how brilliant the Donegal Rally is.“So we decided last October that we would just go for it and here we are,” he said. Barry’s 2006 Subaru Imprenza left Australia in March and only arrived in Ireland on Monday last.But while Barry didn’t leave his car behind, the same can’t be said about his heavily pregnant wife Keara (nee Barr) and son Matthew, 5.“Keara is due our second child in July and I told her that if she goes into labour not to call me.“Hopefully she can hold on until I get back but could you imagine having to fly back to Australia having spent all this money,” he laughed.Navigator Barry, who is a panel-beater with local Australian company Signhere Signs, admits that most people think he is mad spending so much cash on a rally. “Most people think I have a screw loose in my helmet.“But the reality is that the nearest rally to us in Australia is 3,000 kms away.“This is a little bit further and it’s going to cost a lot more but it’s a once in a lifetime thing – hopefully,” he laughed.Barry said he is also delighted to be able to get back to Donegal and see his friends and family in the village of Burt close to the border with Derry. “I’ve told Stewart to take it easy at the start of the race. I don’t want us going out on the first bend after all the time and money we have spent on our dream,” he added.Meanwhile another Donegal man, Glenn Alcorn, has also traveled from Australia to take part in this weekend’s event.BURT MAN TRAVELS 18,000 KM TO TAKE PART IN DONEGAL RALLY! was last modified: June 20th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Barry CallaghanBURTdonegal rallyStewart Liddle