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'As expected' changing expectations
By Benjamin Ong  |  In Economics
9:20 am

Market Wrap AM
By AAP  |  In Economics
9:10 am
The Australian market looks set to open flat following a mixed performance on Wall Street after the Federal Reserve kept interest rates near zero and surprisingly strong second-quarter US economic growth ... Read more

New PJC inquiry will "close the loop" on consumer protection
By Laura Millan  |  In Financial Planning
1:00 pm
A new parliamentary inquiry to lift professional, ethical and education standards in the financial services industry will help close the loop on the consumer protection mechanism, Financial Planning Association ... Read more

Licensee under ASIC scrutiny after employing AAA advisers
By Laura Millan  |  In Financial Planning
1:00 pm
An Adelaide-based licensee has entered into an enforceable undertaking (EU) with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) after it employed a number of former representatives of AAA ... Read more

Market Wrap
By AAP  |  In Economics
1:00 pm
The Australian share market is higher with resource stocks the early gainers. Read more

Mercer appoints two independent directors
By James Fernyhough  |  In Executive Appointments
12:55 pm
Mercer has appointed three new directors to its Australian entity boards, including two new independent non-executive directors. Read more

AFA unveils main principles of code of conduct
By Laura Millan  |  In Financial Planning
12:55 pm
The Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) will prioritise the completion of the organisation's code of conduct after revealing the foundation principles of the document this morning at a roadshow in ... Read more

Fitzpatricks hires former CFSGAM head of marketing
By James Fernyhough  |  In Executive Appointments
12:55 pm
Fitzpatricks Financial Group has made two senior appointments in response to a growth in advisers and funds under advice. Read more

Drastically limit number of default funds: Grattan CEO
By James Fernyhough  |  In Superannuation
12:50 pm
The government should limit the number of superannuation funds providing default super to around five if it wants to reduce fees, according to Grattan Institute chief executive John Daley. Read more

Premium hires former IOOF exec for compliance role
By Alice Uribe  |  In Executive Appointments
12:15 pm
Premium Wealth Management has hired former IOOF audit manager to head up its compliance division. Read more

Lonsec makes portfolio manager changes after review
By Staff writer  |  In Investment
12:00 pm
Following a strategic asset allocation (SAA) and model portfolio review, Lonsec 's Core Model Portfolios will now have a more balanced allocation between global and Australian equities and an increased ... Read more

MetLife refocuses on middle classes with direct distribution
By Alex Dunnin  |  In Insurance
11:55 am
Based on the way global insurers are increasingly looking to the direct market to boost sales in developed economies, the way insurance is distributed in Australia looks set for a shake-up. Read more

PROFILE: Sunsuper chief executive Scott Hartley
By James Fernyhough  |  In Superannuation
10:50 am
In January, former NAB executive Scott Hartley leapt across the chasm that separates the retail and industry sides of superannuation, becoming chief executive of Sunsuper. Six months in, he reflects on ... Read more
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