Editor's Choice
KARREN VERGARA  |   12:33PM
A major review investigating why some consumers are worse off from purchasing life insurance via direct channels is underway.
JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |   12:12PM
Grant Thornton strengthened its private wealth advisory capabilities with the appointment of an investment manager to lead its Australian private wealth business.
DARREN SNYDER
Alpha Fund Managers, the funds management subsidiary of Infocus Wealth Management, has enlisted a further two funds to its multi-manager suite.
KARREN VERGARA
A former RBA governor will spearhead the merger of three financial and superannuation dispute resolution bodies into a one-stop-shop.
JAMIE WILLIAMSON   ANZ Wealth is encouraging financial advisers of all ages to apply for the AFA Rising Star Award, saying there is a misbelief that it only seeks to recognise young advisers.
KARREN VERGARA   Financial advisers who customise services at an individual personal level are not only more likely to win new clients but are perceived to be trusted advisers, according to an academic.
JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |    12:28PM   Fractional property investment platform DomaCom has signaled a move into reverse mortgage lending, confirming it is developing a senior equity release product to be available before 2018.
KARREN VERGARA  |    12:25PM   Residential property outperformed other asset classes, generating 8.1% and 10.3% per annum returns over a 10 and 20-year period respectively, new research on long-term investing shows.
EMMA RAPAPORT  |    12:38PM   The Insurance in Superannuation Working Group is seeking to enhance member insurance outcomes by improving access to timely and relevant information.
KARREN VERGARA  |    12:33PM   A major review investigating why some consumers are worse off from purchasing life insurance via direct channels is underway.
ALEX BURKE   Ignition Wealth is launching a new tool to help financial advice clients determine their suitability for establishing a self-managed super fund.
JAMIE WILLIAMSON   The SMSF Association will establish a 'policy think tank' to provide thought leadership for the retirement savings market on financial and non-financial issues.
BENJAMIN ONG  |    11:41AM   Year to date the Australian dollar is 10% higher than the US dollar and 6.1% up on the trade weighted index. If this persists, it would pressure import prices down.
BENJAMIN ONG   Given the macroeconomic outlooks, the RBA should be cutting rates. Yet reducing interest rates would increase financial stability risks in the economy.
ALEX BURKE   APRA is reducing the barriers for super funds to transfer members and merge or wind up products following industry consultation.
KARREN VERGARA   A Royal Commission into the financial services sector is unnecessary given the amount of substantial reforms and remediation the industry has already undertaken, the Financial Services Council said.
EMMA RAPAPORT  |    12:21PM   Industry super fund First State Super is welcoming a new acting head of investment strategy as it transitions towards integration with recently acquired wealth management business StatePlus.
JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |    12:12PM   Grant Thornton strengthened its private wealth advisory capabilities with the appointment of an investment manager to lead its Australian private wealth business.
DARREN SNYDER  |    12:26PM   AustralianSuper chief executive Ian Silk has flagged expanding the fund's internal investment team to manage more than half of its rapidly growing asset base.
KARREN VERGARA   Superannuation funds must do better at addressing millennials' chronic disengagement with their super, which in the long-term is dire for the economy, according to the Financial Services Council.
EMMA RAPAPORT   Fintech hub Stone and Chalk is extending its reach into Victoria with the help of an industry superannuation fund.
KARREN VERGARA   Citi Australia's wealth management and advice arm is ramping up its digital offerings in an effort to be a leader in the region.
ALEX BURKE   A prominent Australian family office entered into a placement with an ASX-listed asset manager, bringing its total investment to $55 million.
ALEX BURKE   Australian and US sophisticated investors partnered to acquire a suite of large-scale multifamily real estate assets in the US.
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