Bribie Island is a fisherman’s dream.GOT the Monday blues? If you’d rather be fishing, you’re going to love or seriously envy what one lucky Queensland buyer landed over the weekend.A unique three-level Bribie Island beach hut designed by architect Paul Wallace, sold on the weekend for $605,000. The beach is down a track across the road.It even has a fireplace for those cold winter nights after a long day fishing, hiking along nearby walking tracks or strolling along the beach.Just in case you do miss the office work a bit, the property also has a separate office building which can of course be used instead for craft or to store prized fishing gear. White Patch, Bribie Island.“White Patch is a tightly held enclave and this property offers at its’ doorstep the dual benefits of the magnificent Pumicestone Passage and over half an acre of prime island real estate to enjoy.” White Patch, Bribie Island.“Here you’ll be rewarded with juvenile snapper, bream, flathead, the odd mulloway and sand crabs.” Real estate agent Stephen Smith of Stephen Smith Real Estate in Scarborough said the Paul Wallace home was “meticulously designed” for free and easy living, including a very unique bathroom with splash worthy tub. White Patch, Bribie Island.The holiday home sits on a 2,023sq m block across the road from a beach which the Visit Moreton Bay Region fishing guide names as “the last point before you’ll need a 4WD to access the inland tracks and camp grounds on the (Pumicestone) Passage”. This designerWhite Patch, Bribie Island property sold for $605,000 over the weekend.Clad in a corrugated iron facade, the three bedroom, two bathroom, two car space holiday home is in a sought after area called White Patch on Bribie Island, which is a mecca for fishing enthusiasts. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor8 hours ago
Credit: Zhang KaiyvShanghai, ChinaSeparately, ASI’s parent company Standard Life Aberdeen has opened a pensions business in China.Heng An Standard Life (HASL), a joint venture between Standard Life Aberdeen and Tianjin TEDA International established in 2003, this month became the first joint venture business to be granted permission to set up a pensions insurance company in China.HASL said it had been targeting pension product distribution in China “for a number of years” as the country represented “a significant opportunity for both insurers and investment managers”.More than 250m people were expected to be aged over 60 by 2020, HASL said, with fewer working-age people to support them. “As a result, the Chinese long-term savings system is expected to shift from predominantly state pension provision to a focus on occupational and individual savings,” the company said.Keith Skeoch, chief executive of Standard Life Aberdeen, said: “As the pensions market in China looks set to go through fundamental reform to meet the challenges of an ageing population, Heng An Standard Life is exceptionally well positioned to support pension savers in this important market.”Skeoch became sole CEO earlier this month after Martin Gilbert, co-founder of Aberdeen Asset Management, moved to become vice-chairman of Standard Life Aberdeen and chairman of ASI. Aberdeen Standard’s headquarters in EdinburghIf approved, ASI would join other major shareholders including the Royal County of Berkshire Pension Fund, Majedie Asset Management and private equity firm Livingbridge, all of which had equity stakes of more than 5% as of 31 December 2018.The Berkshire fund – part of the UK’s Local Government Pension Scheme – bought a 20% stake in Gresham House in 2017 and provided the cornerstone investment for the firm’s British Strategic Investment Fund, targeting illiquid alternative investments.At the end of 2018, Berkshire’s stake amounted to 17.8% of Gresham House shares.Further readingGresham House: Network effects Gresham House CEO Tony Dalwood is fundraising for a UK housing and infrastructure fund, and has the LGPS in his sightsStandard Life Aberdeen enters China’s pension market Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) has agreed to launch a joint venture with UK-based specialist manager Gresham House, including backing a new fund targeting UK smaller companies.The strategy is designed to exploit what the two groups said was a “substantial investment opportunity” created by regulation such as MiFID II. A number of investors and research bodies have said the separation of investment research costs from trading fees has led to a decline in coverage of smaller listed companies.Peter McKellar, global head of private markets at ASI, said: “The structural changes, liquidity issues and declining research coverage among smaller companies provides a long-term opportunity to generate significant investment returns for our clients.“The establishment of this joint venture is in reaction to client demand for exposure to the increasing opportunities in strategic public equity. We identified Gresham House as a compelling joint venture partner based on a belief that working with a team with their experience, depth of resource and strong track record can deliver a compelling investment opportunity for clients.” ASI has also agreed to pay roughly £6.5m (€7.6m) for a 5% equity stake in Gresham House on top of the creation of the joint venture, subject to shareholder approval.
With Bees goalkeeper David Raya expecting Bryan to cross the free-kick from fully 40 yards, the Fulham star struck the ball inside the goalkeeper’s right-hand post to trigger scenes of jubilation from his teammates and manager Scott Parker. And Bryan doubled his tally in the closing minutes, playing a neat one-two with substitute striker Aleksandar Mitrovic to finish on his weaker right foot and seal the victory. Loading… Fulham have been promoted to the Premier League after beating Brentford 2-1 after extra-time in the Championship playoff final at Wembley. After a drab 90 minutes, it took a moment of inspiration from Cottagers left-back Joe Bryan to break the deadlock on the stroke of half-time in the additional period. Read Also: Drinkwater touts Chilwell for Chelsea switch Henrik Dalsgaard headed home to half the deficit with almost the last touch of the game, but it is Fulham who make an immediate return to the top flight after relegation last year, netting £135million in the process. Defeat capped a heartbreaking end to the season for Thomas Frank’s side, who lost each of their final two games of the regular season to miss out on automatic promotion. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?10 Gorgeous Asian Actresses No Man Can Resist10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World7 Breathtaking Train Stations Around The Globe7 Worst Things To Do To Your PhoneYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do This