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KARREN VERGARA   Nominations for the Asteron Life and the Association of Financial Advisers' annual Excellence in Education Award are now open.
KARREN VERGARA   An advice dealer group is welcoming a former AMP advice manager to head its Queensland business as part of the boutique firm's expansion strategy.
ALEX BURKE   An $81 billion international investment manager took the majority stake in a large Australian provider of specialist medical software.
ALEX BURKE   A Macquarie-led consortium will acquire a UK investment bank for £2.3 billion ($3.9 billion) and merge it with its existing UK infrastructure business.
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.
JAMIE WILLIAMSON   Supermarket giant Coles quietly exited the life insurance industry less than three years after launching a directly distributed offer.
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.
DARREN SNYDER   KPMG economists highlight some of Australia's poorest citizens are taking on negatively geared property investments when there's a clear inability to manage the financial risks.
BENJAMIN ONG   The better news is the 15.8% jump in imports. Although this would provide a negative contribution to GDP growth, it also indicates strengthening domestic demand.
JAMIE WILLIAMSON   A former director of a Melbourne-based investment banking securities dealer and asset management firm was banned from providing financial services by ASIC.
KARREN VERGARA   Retail banking practices don't carry "significant systemic risks" that deliver poor customer outcomes, an independent review has found.
JAMIE WILLIAMSON   RF Capital welcomed the former head of distribution for Australian Unity to its ranks at the beginning of the year.
JAMIE WILLIAMSON   4D Infrastructure recruited a new investment analyst to take responsibility for US stock coverage.
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.
KARREN VERGARA   The Sedgwick Review failed to address some of the "unconscionable" remuneration practices undertaken by banks to cross-sell superannuation products and nothing is being done to curb this, Industry Super Australia says.
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.
KARREN VERGARA   Global bank Wells Fargo is launching an artificial intelligence-driven customer service 'chat' experience within Facebook's Messenger application.
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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