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2 August 2019

Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking completes acquisition of First State Investments

Leading global investment manager, Colonial First State Global Asset Management (CFSGAM) (known as First State Investments outside of Australia) today announced the completion of its sale from Commonwealth Bank of Australia to Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation.

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1 November 2018

Divestment of global asset management business

Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) today announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell its global asset management business, Colonial First State Global Asset Management (CFSGAM), also known outside of Australia as First State Investments, to Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation (MUTB) for total cash consideration of $4.13 billion (the Transaction).

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20 September 2018

CFSGAM announces change of leadership

Mark Lazberger has announced today that he is leaving Colonial First State Global Asset Management (CFSGAM) (also known internationally as First State Investments), having spent 10 years at the helm as Chief Executive Officer.

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15 December 2016

Taiwan Stewardship Principles for Institutional Investors

First State Investments provides the latest update on the endorsement and compliance with the Taiwanese Stewardship Principles for Institutional Investors.

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12 May 2016

Media Release: First State Investments commits to increased quality of climate risk disclosure in latest Responsible Investment report

First State Investments (First State) has today published its ninth annual Responsible Investment & Stewardship Report, in which it further enhances its reporting on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, including disclosing its climate risk exposures across a number of asset classes for the first time.

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