Colonial First State Global Asset Management is the consolidated asset management subsidiary of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. We have experience across a range of asset classes and specialist investment sectors with offices located in Sydney, Melbourne, London, Dubai, New York, Louisville, Paris, Frankfurt, Edinburgh, Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo, Jakarta and Auckland; and are represented in Beijing and Shenzhen through the First State Cinda joint venture. See www.cfsgam.com.au.
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