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JAMIE WILLIAMSON
A former Australian Wallabies captain will lead Stockspot's new partnership strategy on a consultative basis, with financial advisers and accountants firmly in his sights.
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.
KARREN VERGARA
While the financial services industry has taken commendable steps in restoring consumers' trust and confidence, it is still not free from the threat of a public inquiry like the banking sector is currently facing.
KARREN VERGARA AND JAMIE WILLIAMSON
A former National Australia Bank executive has joined Equity Trustees as its new general manager of charitable trusts and philanthropy.
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.
ALEX BURKE   Ageing populations giving rise to an increasing number of blended families will drive up complexity in estate planning, according to Bartier Perry Lawyers executive lawyer Chris Tsovolos.
ALEX BURKE   While Australian equities traditionally occupy the higher-risk portion of an investment portfolio, historical analysis suggests cash may actually be riskier, according to Lazard Asset Management portfolio manager Dr. Philipp Hofflin.
ALEX BURKE   Retirement income products need to be designed around three investment objectives: increasing income, reducing risk and maximising returns.
EMMA RAPAPORT   The sheer breadth of technological change in the insurance industry is "dazzling" and will make the industry unrecognisable in years to come, a PwC expert said.
JAMIE WILLIAMSON   MLC Life Insurance is positioning itself to directly challenge Australia's established group insurers, unveiling a group insurance digital platform for superannuation fund trustees, administrators and members.
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   This is an environment where a premature interest rate hike would be a bigger mistake than one that turns out to be slightly late.
BENJAMIN ONG   While there's a few ups and downs, Markit Economics' fresh batch of flash PMI estimates hasn't altered from the prevailing dynamics in the world's biggest economies of continued expansion in manufacturing and service sector activity and low or easing inflation.
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.
JAMIE WILLIAMSON   A former Australian Wallabies captain will lead Stockspot's new partnership strategy on a consultative basis, with financial advisers and accountants firmly in his sights.
JAMIE WILLIAMSON   The current head of investment strategy at First State Super will become BT Investment Management's first head of multi asset investments.
EMMA RAPAPORT   Industry superannuation funds Kinetic Super and Sunsuper signed a Successor Fund Transfer deed, authorising a merger of the two funds.
DARREN SNYDER   Australia should be justifiably proud of its robust $2.3 trillion retirement system, but there's also serious room for improvement, according to a global asset manager.
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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