Ross Greenwood, editor of Sky Information Enterprise, says one among Australia’s oldest funding managers, Perpetual, has launched a $2.5bn takeover for Pendal’s greatest rival, growing older BT Funds.
“Two weeks in the past, a consortium led by Phil King of Regal Funds threw a wrench within the works by bidding for Perpetual on the situation that it hand over its acquisition of Pendal,” Greenwood stated.
“Pendal went to court docket to power Perpetual to go forward with the provide — the court docket supported that view. Consequently, shares of Perpetual plunged on Friday.
“However one other twist as we speak: Paul Skamvougeras, Head of Equities at Perpetual, all of a sudden stood up and resigned – rumors about the place he’ll present up subsequent had markets swirling as we speak.”