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Ausbil Investment Management has made two appointments to its MicroCap team, following the departure of its star managers in April.
QIC has outsourced a back-office function to a global portfolio management solutions provider in an effort to drive down costs and improve efficiency, especially in its alternative assets business.
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Listed wealth management platform HUB24 appointed Craig Lawrenson as its chief operations officer.
JAMIE WILLIAMSON   The top performing student in the final unit of the Financial Planning Association of Australia's CFP program was awarded the Gwen Fletcher Memorial Award for her ongoing commitment to providing quality financial advice.
KARREN VERGARA   Challenger is the latest to join Lonsec's thought leadership panel aiming to provide financial planners insights and solutions when it comes to advising clients on retirement.
JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |    12:46PM   Fiducian reappointed its custodian for a further five years, with the partnership placing the publically listed group in good stead to continue its expansion strategy.
ALEX BURKE  |    12:44PM   The value of responsible investment is being mispriced by markets due to short-termism and other barriers, according to Colonial First State Global Asset Management research.
KARREN VERGARA   AIA Australia has enhanced its life insurance offering with the launch of OneLife, aiming to help members achieve healthier lifestyles via its Vitality program.
JAMIE WILLIAMSON   The increasing importance of big data in the world of life insurance has seen MLC Life launch its new consumer-facing website, revealing the cornerstone of an ongoing digital transformation strategy.
JAMIE WILLIAMSON   Accounting document software provider MyWorkpapers has released a raft of features ahead of the introduction of new superannuation regulation on 1 July.
DARREN SNYDER   SMSF auditor Evolv launched its latest software platform this week and the new product is aiming to encourage industry collaboration.
BENJAMIN ONG  |    10:41AM   Markit Economics' preliminary estimates show that while the purchasing managers' indices (PMI) for the US, the Eurozone and Japan all came in below market expectations, all remained in expansion.
BENJAMIN ONG   The overall improvement in global growth we've witnessed in recent times could be partially attributed to the net positive impact of lower oil prices on economic activity.
JAMIE WILLIAMSON   A former Brisbane-based financial adviser was banned by ASIC for seven years for failures to comply with financial services law, including falsifying insurance applications.
EMMA RAPAPORT   Custodians and responsible entities of managed investment schemes with asset holding requirements are falling short of ASIC expectations, showing generally poor levels of understanding and compliance with Regulatory Guide 133.
JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |    12:53PM   The newly created role of general manager, digital transformation and performance at ANZ has been filled by a former eBay chief operating officer.
EMMA RAPAPORT  |    12:41PM   A former head of investment trusts marketing at J.P. Morgan Asset Management has been appointed the inaugural chief executive of Human Super.
KARREN VERGARA  |    12:51PM   Morningstar is pushing for MyRetirement solutions to be less product-centric and a mandatory digital advice component be made available for retirees.
EMMA RAPAPORT   Industry superannuation funds VicSuper and HESTA are among 30 organisations forming the national Financial Inclusion Action Plan, driving inclusion and resilience for adults who are experiencing financial exclusion.
EMMA RAPAPORT AND DARREN SNYDER  |    10:49AM   The arrival of Amazon Marketplace in Australia will disrupt several businesses and the financial services industry won't be immune to the online store's influence.
EMMA RAPAPORT   Australian consumer concern about security issues including financial and internet risks is the highest it's been in the last decade according to the latest Unisys Security Index.
ALEX BURKE   Australian and US sophisticated investors partnered to acquire a suite of large-scale multifamily real estate assets in the US.
ALEX BURKE   Two prominent Australian family office businesses have signed a conditional heads of agreement to combine operations.
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