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ALEX BURKE
Westpac has ended discussions regarding the sale of a $14 billion asset management subsidiary after the prospective bidder decided not to proceed.
ALEX BURKE
As part of its growth strategy, Fiducian highlighted the likely acquisitions of multiple advice businesses over the next 12 months in its annual report.
JAMIE WILLIAMSON
Female entrepreneurs represent both a growing demographic in Australia and an attractive business opportunity for wealth managers capable of offering bespoke services.
EMMA RAPAPORT
Changes to superannuation and news Bill Shorten has discretionary family trusts in his sights is making investors worried about their investment future.
DARREN SNYDER   In the lead up to the Best Practice Forum on Managed Accounts, Financial Standard is running a survey to help provide industry insight.
ALEX BURKE   As part of its growth strategy, Fiducian highlighted the likely acquisitions of multiple advice businesses over the next 12 months in its annual report.
ALEX BURKE   Westpac has ended discussions regarding the sale of a $14 billion asset management subsidiary after the prospective bidder decided not to proceed.
EMMA RAPAPORT   Aspiring first home buyers remain fearful of their financial futures with new research showing the housing affordability crisis is impacting financial confidence.
KARREN VERGARA   Operational complexities are holding life companies back from improving and modernising the life insurance industry, and leaving customers very confused as to exactly what they are insured for, a public hearing found.
KARREN VERGARA   Group disability income insurance has turned a corner for life insurers, recording strong earnings after years of mediocre performance, APRA's FY17 life insurance statistics show.
ALEX BURKE   Reduced contribution limits caused a significant upswing in self-managed superannuation fund cash allocations in the 2017 financial year, according to SuperConcepts research.
DARREN SNYDER   One of Japan's largest online broking platforms is soon to launch in Australia with a focus on self-managed superannuation funds and financial advisers.
BENJAMIN ONG   All of the jobs created in July were part-time (up 48,200 from June) and worse, 20,300 full time jobs were lost over the month. That doesn't spell accelerating wages growth.
BENJAMIN ONG   Slow Australian growth in nominal wages is being outpaced by increases in consumer prices. For the June quarter growth in real wages is zero.
JAMIE WILLIAMSON   Greater collaboration between regulators across Asia-Pacific is needed to combat an increasing threat of cyber-attacks to financial services organisations.
EMMA RAPAPORT   A previously banned adviser has been added to ASIC's proceedings against Wealth and Risk Management and its related companies following a successful Federal Court application.
EMMA RAPAPORT   The former head of business development and client relations at Australian Ethical has been appointed to a new role of national manager, retail distribution at Australian Unity.
KARREN VERGARA   Fidelity International appointed a new lead to help expand its Australian wholesale sales team.
DARREN SNYDER   About one-third of Link Group's revenue from its data services division now comes from digital products such as superannuation membership cards and mobile apps for members.
EMMA RAPAPORT   New Zealand's $35 billion sovereign wealth fund is hanging its future on a low-carbon strategy, shifting 40% of its funds away from companies with high exposure to carbon emissions and reserves.
EMMA RAPAPORT   Financial services technology provider IRESS has reported reduced first half-year results, with net profits and basic earnings per share down compared to the prior corresponding period.
KARREN VERGARA   The ASX decision to replace its exchange settlement system in place of distributed ledger technology (DLT) or blockchain could come as soon as December.
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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