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Assistant Treasurer Sinodinos resigns
By AAP  |  In Regulatory
2:50 pm
Fri, 19 Dec

Independent expert lists CBA compensation challenges
By Laura Millan  |  In Financial Planning
12:45 pm
Fri, 19 Dec
Promontory Financial Group has acknowledged that the Commonwealth Bank (CBA) program to compensate victims of bad financial advice poses a number of challenges. Read more

Avestra fined for breaching takeover laws
By Harry Page  |  In Regulatory
11:55 am
Thu, 18 Dec
Avestra Asset Management has been convicted and fined $40,000 for breaching takeover laws according to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). Read more

AMP Capital receives $200m from OPB
By Harry Page:  |  In Investment
11:45 am
Thu, 18 Dec
AMP Capital has received a $200 million commitment from the Canadian pension plan Ontario Pension Board (OPB) to invest in its global investment strategy. Read more

ASIC cancels boutique's AFSL
By Harry Page  |  In Regulatory
11:45 am
Thu, 18 Dec
Boutique Protect Ensure Pty Ltd has had its Australian financial services (AFS) licence cancelled by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) following a suspension of its licence earlier ... Read more

Challenger negotiates Care Annuity compromise
By James Fernyhough  |  In Regulatory
10:10 am
Thu, 18 Dec
The Department of Social Services (DSS) has backed down from its plan to change the way it assesses current holders of the Challenger Care Annuity. Read more

Adviser remuneration "critical": Trowbridge Interim Report
By Alice Uribe  |  In Insurance
9:35 am
Thu, 18 Dec
The quality of advice and the remuneration of adviser incentives were raised as "critical" areas in the interim report of the Life Insurance and Advice Working Group (LIAWG) established by the Association ... Read more

ASIC acts on 440 SMSF auditors
By Laura Millan  |  In SMSF
9:00 am
Thu, 18 Dec
Self-managed super fund (SMSF) auditors who did not undertake or pass a competency exam necessary to retain their registration have seen their registration cancelled by the Australian Securities and Investments ... Read more

IRESS appoints board director
By Laura Millan  |  In Executive Appointments
10:05 am
Wed, 17 Dec
IRESS has appointed a National Mutual Group executive and industry veteran as independent non-executive director, starting February 1, 2015 Read more

Government repeals Palmer FoFA changes
By Laura Millan  |  In Financial Planning
10:00 am
Wed, 17 Dec
The government has repealed the Palmer United Party's (PUP) proposed changes to the Future of Financial Advice (FoFA) legislation and grandfathering amendments have become law. Read more

Australian Unity acquires two $80 million mortgage funds
By Staff writer  |  In Investment
4:20 pm
Mon, 15 Dec
Australian Unity Real Estate Investment (AUREI) has acquired Owenlaw Trust Limited, the manager of the $60 million Owenlaw First Mortgage Income Fund and the $20 million Owenlaw Mortgage Trust. Read more
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