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2014 IPO rally delivered volatility, low returns
By Laura Millan  |  In Investment
12:30 pm
Fri, 27 Feb
Accounting businesses drag Countplus profit
By Laura Millan  |  In Investment
12:25 pm
Fri, 27 Feb
Countplus profit was down 10.3% for the six months to December 2014, with results reflecting challenging conditions in the accounting and business service area, the company reported. Read more
Demography must drive reform
By Andrew Bragg, FSC director of policy and global markets  |  In Economics, Superannuation
11:30 am
Fri, 27 Feb
A clear Australian agenda for change which requires difficult reform over the next decade is emerging. Read more
Only a quarter of Australians contributing to reach retirement goals
By Alex Gambotto-Burke  |  In Superannuation
12:15 pm
Fri, 27 Feb
While over half (55.2%) of Australians know how much savings they will need for a comfortable retirement, only a quarter (24.5%) are making additional super contributions to reach this goal, according ... Read more
ASIC bans former Westpac problem gambler
By Alex Gambotto-Burke  |  In Regulatory
12:10 pm
Fri, 27 Feb
ASIC has permanently banned a former Westpac home finance manager from practicing financial services. Read more
Alternatives managers asked to help more with fees
By Mark Smith  |  In Investment
12:25 pm
Fri, 27 Feb
More than half of investors in hedge funds and other alternatives say changes to fee structures can better align their interests with fund managers, according to a recent survey by data and research provider ... Read more
Perpetual forecasts $18m benefit from Trust acquisition
By Laura Millan  |  In Investment
12:25 pm
Fri, 27 Feb
Perpetual reported that the integration of The Trust Company is ahead of schedule and is expected to deliver synergy benefits of $18 million to $20 million before tax. Read more
Future Fund alternatives head joins Hedge Fund Standards Board
By Staff writer  |  In Executive Appointments
12:25 pm
Fri, 27 Feb
Future Fund's head of debt and alternatives David George has joined the board of the Hedge Fund Standards Board (HFSB). Read more
AIA profit up 16% in 2014
By Laura Millan  |  In Insurance
12:25 pm
Fri, 27 Feb
AIA operating profit after tax was up 16% to US$2.91 billion for the year ended 30 November 2014. Read more
Equity Trustees boosts profit
By Alex Gambotto-Burke  |  In Investment
12:15 pm
Fri, 27 Feb
Equity Trustees (EQT) has boosted its net profit to $7.6 million in the six months to 31 December 2014, a 41.7% rise on the previous corresponding period. Read more
Tme to get fiscal
By Benjamin Ong  |  In Economics
10:00 am
Fri, 27 Feb
Perhaps it's time to try the more effective fiscal policy to stoke "animal spirits". Bring back John Maynard Keynes and let the government borrow and spend to revive the economy. Read more
Market wrap
By AAP  |  In Economics
12:35 pm
Fri, 27 Feb
The market has opened weaker, dragged down by losses in the energy sector and a dismal Woolworths half yearly result. Read more
Market Wrap AM
By AAP  |  In Economics
9:15 am
Fri, 27 Feb
The Australian stock market looks set to open higher after a mixed night in overseas markets. Read more
Magellan fund awarded Morningstar Gold rating
By Alex Burke  |  In Investment
12:35 pm
Thu, 26 Feb
Shortly after announcing an ASX-listed version, Magellan's unlisted Global Fund has been awarded a Morningstar GOLD rating. Read more
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