October 6

A standard project home has been tweaked with a touch of Hamptons-style

first_img32 Riverbreeze Crescent, Maudsland.The hallway opens up to reveal an open-plan formal lounge room with gas fire place, Calacutta marble bench tops in the kitchen and dark oak timber floors. 32 Riverbreeze Crescent, Maudsland.“This wasn’t an ordinary design for Metricon and they hadn’t done anything like this in Queensland yet so we didn’t really know how it would turn out,” Mr Russell said.“There were a few similar designs in Melbourne so we flew there for a weekend to walk through a few of the homes there to get a better feel of what it would look like completed.“It is stylish to say the least,” he said. 32 Riverbreeze Crescent, Maudsland.“We looked at this home as a design adventure and made a lot of alternations, especially with the kitchen.“We wanted a hotel flair in the bedrooms so we chose more bold colours and features.”Aegean honed limestone on the floors and a Arabescato marble vanity top combine with a freestanding bath in the ensuited main bedroom.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North8 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoMr Kadel said the house was not a typical Metricon designed home with a sweeping Hamptons-style staircase, purple carpeted bedrooms and a custom kitchen. 32 Riverbreeze Crescent, Maudsland.A lion head door knock opens to an impressive view of the foyer which flows down a hallway of bedrooms and a floor-to-ceiling glass garden atrium.“We created the home so it had a bit of green and instead of walking down the hallway and just looking into bedrooms we wanted something interesting to break it up with,” Mrs Kadel said.“Russell and I also work from home so it was very important to have an environment that aide you feel good. 32 Riverbreeze Crescent, Maudsland. FEAST your eyes upon endless style in this Hamptons-inspired home.By using the bones of a Metricon Home and taking out everything in between, Homeowners Bernii and Russell Kadel decided to be different by adding their own touches to a standard design. 32 Riverbreeze Crescent, Maudsland.“The design was originally a project home which was a good starting point but we ended up changing it quite a bit,” Mrs Kadel said.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 3:55Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -3:55 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels576p576p480p480p360p360p240p240pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Finding the Hamptons style03:56 Related videos 03:56Finding the Hamptons style02:45Hamptons Mansion listed for $91 million02:34Showing off your home in the best light02:18Hamptons house bowls over market01:47Holiday in style, for only $US2.5 million02:02Interior design awardsThe Gold Coast couple bought the property almost five years ago and said the design took six months to get onto paper and council approved.“I have always had a passion for interior design, I used to buy a lot of home design magazines and really had an eye for American architecture,” Mrs Kadel said. 32 Riverbreeze Crescent, Maudsland.Georgio Impala marble tiles and a handmade brick feature wall features in the outdoor room and over looks gardens and tree lined parklands. 32 Riverbreeze Crescent, Maudsland.Tinted windows, a crystal chandelier, manicured rose garden and solar system are other standout features in the 540sq m home. 32 Riverbreeze Crescent, Maudsland.“In the afternoons we really enjoy sitting in the outdoor room with a glass of red and watch the birds, Maudsland is an area which is wrapped in wildlife and we have been lucky enough to see 26 bird species from our backyard.”last_img read more

September 29

Bonus eyes climate risks with fresh investment approach

first_imgClaudio Gligo, CIO, Bonus PensionskasseOnce the new data had been collated, Bonus could then choose to make changes to its asset allocation within the fund-of-funds structure or start an engagement process with companies held via retail funds, the CIO said.Bonus aimed to repeat the same exercise for its corporate bond and government bond holdings Gligo said. Eventually the approach could be copied for the €1.1bn Bonus Vorsorgekasse.The group signed the Principles for Responsible Investment at the beginning of this year, which proved to be a “surprisingly extensive but also very interesting” exercise in data collection, the CIO said. “I like the network you are joining by signing the PRI and the new ideas you can get from it,” he added.With more climate data analysis available Bonus is considering signing the Montreal Carbon Pledge, which will involve the annual public disclosure of the carbon footprint of its investment portfolio.“In any case, we will start to report on our climate-related risks and opportunities more in the future – also to our clients,” Gligo said.He added that Bonus did not want to rush into adopting an ESG strategy, but instead take small steps “that are profound, grounded and can be documented. We are not interested in producing short-lived marketing headlines”.The group was also looking into impact investing ideas such as affordable housing, and it was looking to “expand governance topics” such as “working on an engagement policy”, he said.“It is important to understand how well a company is actually implementing a sustainable strategy and how far along the value-creation chain it has an impact,” Gligo emphasised.Victoria VolksbankenGligo said Bonus was able to focus on implementing comprehensive ESG strategies having successfully integrated Victoria Volksbanken’s pension funds.“We have finalised the merger this year for both the Pensionskasse as well as the Vorsorgekasse,” he said. “Joining the two different IT systems used for membership data proved to be the most difficult step.”In January 2016, the Bonus Group cleared the final regulatory hurdles to take on the €660m Victoria Volksbanken Pensionskasse and the €224m Victoria Volksbanken Vorsorgekasse. Gligo, who previously held various positions at Volksbanken Group and Union Investment, joined Bonus in November 2017 to help integrate the newly merged portfolios and asset management approaches. “For us climate risks are particularly important for company assessments as they are hard economic factors that must be included in a holistic financial analysis,” Gligo said.He added that, with more regulatory updates including climate-risk assessment provisions, companies not addressing such risks might “end up as stranded assets”.Climate-risk assessments were also mentioned in a recent update to the Austrian law governing pension funds, the PKG, which came into effect last year.“This is one of the reasons why we are focusing on climate data analysis in our portfolio, but for us social and governance factors are also very important,” Gligo said.Fixed income plans Austria’s €1.5bn Bonus Pensionskasse is setting up a fund-of-funds structure to enhance the efficiency of its investment process.The multi-employer pension fund will get a better overview of the climate-related risks in its portfolio as a result, according to CIO Claudio Gligo.“We are in the final stage of a selection process for a provider of a fund-of-funds vehicle to give us comprehensive information on climate risks in all our equity exposure,” Gligo told IPE.The name of the asset manager has not been disclosed.last_img read more

September 9

Abdullahi Emerges Winner of ‘The Big Bull Rice Man-of-the- Match’ Award

first_imgSuper Eagles right-back, Shehu Musa, was voted the first winner of ‘The Big Bull Rice’ Man-of-the-Match award instituted by TGI Group, the Official Food Partner of the Super Eagles.Tropical General Investments (TGI) Group is an international investment and holding company with diversified interests and investments in Nigeria, Ghana, Republic of Benin, Morocco, UAE, South Africa, India and several other emerging marketsShehu Abdullahi was voted the man-of-the-match for Nigeria in the Super Eagles versus Chipolopolo of Zambia World Cup Qualifier played in Uyo last SaturdayA cheque of N1million was presented to the Nigeria international who plays for Anorthosis club shortly after the match by Mr. Onyekachi Onubogu, Executive Director, TGI Group and Mr. Sumit Jain, Chief Financial Officer, WACOT Limited makers of The Big Bull Rice after Nigeria won the match 1-0 through Alex Iwobi’s goal in the 73rd minute.Congratulating the first recipient of the award, Mr. Onubogu, stated that the award is now to be known as ‘The Big Bull Rice Man of The Match’ with a prize of N1 million cash alongside 10 bags of Big Bull Rice to be donated to a charity of the player’s choice.“We are making the presentation right here on the pitch at the end of the match because we believe this is something that will continue to motivate the players to perform excellently well and encourage a culture of excellence,” Onubogu said.While emphasising the unifying role of soccer in Nigeria, Mr. Onubogu stated that the goal of his conglomerate is to ensure that the Super Eagles does not only qualify for the 2018 World Cup but that the team puts up an unprecedented impressive performance at the competition in Russia.TGI Group was unveiled as the official food partner of the Super Eagles for the next three years last Friday at a joint press conference which took place at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo by the President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick and other members of his Executive Committee.Responding, the player commending Big Bull Rice for the award and stated that it will further motivate him and other members of the Super Eagles to give their best to the team.  Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more