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23 May 2024 Comments
As YTD financial adviser growth approaches parity with 2023, Wealth Data’s Colin Williams is optimistic that adviser losses will be less severe than…
Employers should not panic if remuneration budgets are too stretched to offer salary bumps, according to two recruiters, as staff say they are also…
Failure to meet ESG compliance obligations can leave financial services directors walking a tightrope of risk, according to PwC, as ASIC urges firms…
The property group has announced the sale of its European funds management platform for $457 million as it looks to Australia and New Zealand for…
Research house Genium Investment Partners has made a third appointment from Morningstar in less than a year to work in its newly-launched research…
AZ NGA subsidiary Nestworth, which recently acquired the financial advice business of Australian Unity, has appointed a former senior Insignia…

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As YTD financial adviser growth approaches parity with 2023, Wealth Data’s Colin Williams is optimistic that adviser losses will be less severe than 2024 due to increasin...

Employers should not panic if remuneration budgets are too stretched to offer salary bumps, according to two recruiters, as staff say they are also attracted to a greater...

AZ NGA subsidiary Nestworth, which recently acquired the financial advice business of Australian Unity, has appointed a former senior Insignia executive as CEO. ...

ASIC has flagged the 2022 case of RI Advice as an example of the need for cybersecurity measures within a financial services firm as chair Joe Longo warns a cyber attack ...

Colonial First State has reached $1 billion in funds under administration on its Edge platform, having launched last August. ...

PEOPLE & PRODUCTS

Research house Genium Investment Partners has made a third appointment from Morningstar in less than a year to work in its newly-launched research ratings division....

Iress has announced it is strengthening its security settings after suffering an unauthorised access of its systems over the weekend....

28 April 2024

Financial advice platform Otivo has made an experienced appointment from the US as its head of product strategy....

16 April 2024

Apostle Funds Management has appointed the newly created position of director, head of wholesale as the firm expands its Australian footprint in the wholesale sector....

15 April 2024

Recruitment manager Robert Half has shared the most in-demand roles in financial services that firms are finding difficult to fill, driven by ASIC’s growing focus on risk...

FUNDS MANAGEMENT

Failure to meet ESG compliance obligations can leave financial services directors walking a tightrope of risk, according to PwC, as ASIC urges firms to prepare for climat...

The property group has announced the sale of its European funds management platform for $457 million as it looks to Australia and New Zealand for future growth....

Australian Ethical has announced it has entered into a binding agreement to acquire a sustainable fixed income manager, increasing its FUM by around $2 billion....

Russell Investments has appointed a new head of Asia-Pacific, six months after appointing Pete Gunning to the role....

Natixis affiliate Loomis Sayles has announced an actively managed global bond fund in light of consumer demand....

SUPERANNUATION

6 March 2024
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The Albanese government has confirmed superannuation will be paid on the Commonwealth paid parental leave scheme from next year, addressing a longstanding “gender blind s...

31 January 2024

Total MySuper assets are approaching $1 trillion while the number of funds with more than six members has declined by 40 per cent over the last five years, according to A...

21 January 2024
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SuperRatings has shared the top 10 balanced superannuation funds of the calendar year 2023, with the top two funds returning more than 13 per cent each....

17 January 2024

Super funds have delivered a strong 2023 calendar year result, bolstered by strong international share markets, successfully reversing losses of 4.6 per cent in the previ...

10 January 2024

Money Management explores four key superannuation fund mergers expected to finalise this year, including two mergers with Australian Retirement Trust. ...

LIFE/RISK

Policy and advocacy specialist Benjamin Marshan has left the Council of Australian Life Insurers after less than a year, having joined in March from the Financial Plannin...

The declining volume of risk advisers meant KPMG has found a rising lapse rate for insurance policies arranged by independent financial advisers, particularly in the TPD ...

The Life Insurance Code of Practice has transferred from the Financial Services Council to the Council of Australian Life Insurers....

The firm has announced it will no longer be writing new life insurance policies in the retail advised and corporate group insurance channels, citing a declining market an...

ASIC has issued its first interim stop order on two life insurance products from ClearView Life for DDO failures....

ACCOUNTING

28 August 2022

Australian Ethical has reported its net profit after tax (NPAT) fell 15% to $9.6 million for the year ended 30 June, while its underlying profit after tax (UPAT) declined...

25 August 2022

Insignia Financial has announced a 59% increase in its underlying net profit after tax (UNPAT) to $234.5 million in FY22....

3 February 2022

Having completed their educational qualifications, those advisers who remain in the industry are reporting being “run off their feet” with new clients....

29 September 2019

With October being Mental Health Month, it’s a good opportunity for people in the profession to look out for each other’s mental health....

28 May 2019

The Administrative Appeals Tribunal has rejected an application by a former tax agent to stay a Tax Practitioners Board decision to terminate his registration with the ma...

POLICY & REGULATION

Treasurer Jim Chalmers has handed down his third budget, outlining the government’s macroeconomic forecasts and changes to superannuation....

The central bank has announced its latest rate decision amid stubborn inflation and increasing geopolitical tension....

Government has introduced a bill to Parliament to legislate the first stream of the QAR reforms....

ASIC now has a 1:1 ratio when it comes to court success in the enforcement of crypto activities and more action is expected as Treasury seeks to introduce a regulatory fr...

A leading governance body has hit out at “specialist interest groups proposing ad hoc law reform” when it comes to reforms of financial services legislation and believes ...

 

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