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Financial advisers must rethink value propositions and condense client books to achieve sustainable growth as traditional advice offerings continue to feel the squeeze.
Vanguard believes investors would be better off considering the characteristics of a certain factor and its addition to portfolio performance rather than purely targeting outperformance through factor-based funds.
AMP Capital has appointed a new head of its institutional and corporate business.
AustralianSuper appointed a new chair for its investment committee.
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JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |    12:29PM   A new advertising campaign launched by the Financial Planning Association of Australia is attempting to bust the myth that financial advice is just for the wealthy.
JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |    12:28PM   Financial advisers must rethink value propositions and condense client books to achieve sustainable growth as traditional advice offerings continue to feel the squeeze.
ALEX BURKE  |    12:57PM   Former Liberal Party leader and chair of the Asset Owners Disclosure Project, John Hewson, believes markets are ignoring a climate-induced crisis far more severe than the one caused by subprime mortgages.
EMMA RAPAPORT  |    12:50PM   RARE's global listed infrastructure fund has been awarded a "recommended" rating from ratings house Lonsec.
EMMA RAPAPORT   Asteron Life is rewarding financial adviser's clients who have a healthy lifestyle with the introduction of several life insurance discounts.
KARREN VERGARA   Listed financial advice firm ClearView criticised the Financial Services Council's life insurance approved product list draft standard as superficial and ineffectual, saying it will only allow sub-par practices to continue.
EMMA RAPAPORT   Self-managed superannuation funds will be banned from direct borrowing under an expanded housing affordability policy unveiled by the Federal Opposition today.
JAMIE WILLIAMSON   Financial advisers can now manage the entire needs of SMSF clients through a new purpose built, cloud-based solution.
BENJAMIN ONG  |    11:36AM   Trump's surprise move on Canada not only proves the man's unpredictability but also that he continues to "walk his talk", delivering on his promise of "America First".
BENJAMIN ONG   French indecision is underscored by the choice of centrist Emmanuel Macron (23.8% based on preliminary results) and far-right nationalist Marine Le Pen (21.6%) - two candidates with different visions for the future of France.
KARREN VERGARA  |    10:04AM   Some $1.1 billion of unclaimed money is lying in dormant bank accounts, life insurance and shares, according to ASIC.
DARREN SNYDER   Twelve months in to its public commitment to place more focus on protecting consumer interests, the banking industry still needs to persuade the community that change is being made.
EMMA RAPAPORT  |    12:31PM   Man GLG, the discretionary investment management business of Man Group, is expanding its machine learning capabilities with the creation of a new role.
ALEX BURKE  |    12:06PM   MLC Life Insurance, the insurer established after NAB sold its life insurance arm to Nippon Life, has created three new business engagement manager roles.
ALEX BURKE  |    12:13PM   Legalsuper, the $3.1 billion super fund for Australia's legal community, awarded a global equities mandate to a boutique firm in Florida.
EMMA RAPAPORT   Superannuation funds with more than £10 billion ($17 billion) in assets under management should seriously consider implementing an internal investment management strategy, a leading UK pension expert says.
JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |    12:31PM   An independent advice dealer group is the latest to partner with AdviserLogic, now using its PayLogic software.
ALEX DUNNIN   A Rainmaker study of extra benefits and features being offered by super funds in Australia reveals that technology and communication-oriented features are the most active area of product development.
MICHELLE BALTAZAR   Leading Australian philanthropists were honoured for the impact of their giving at the 2017 Philanthropy Australia Awards held this week in Melbourne.
EMMA RAPAPORT   Collective and collaborative giving is on the rise in Australia, with more than a third of philanthropists suggesting they give as a group as well as individually.
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