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FoFA legislative changes pass in the House of Reps
By Laura Millan  |  In Financial Planning
12:45 pm

FSC: Appoint an ASIC commissioner for international issues
By Mark Smith  |  In Regulatory
12:55 pm
The Financial Services Council (FSC) has called on the Financial System Inquiry to consider the appointment of a new ASIC commissioner to deal with international regulatory issues and for an agency to ... Read more
SPAA rejects compulsory annuitisation
By Laura Millan  |  In Superannuation
12:55 pm
The SMSF Professionals' Association of Australia (SPAA) has spoken against the introduction of compulsory annuitisation in Australia in its submission to the Financial System Inquiry (FSI) Read more

IFM warns against foreign ownership of infrastructure
By James Fernyhough  |  In Investment
12:50 pm
The liquidity requirements of Australian superannuation funds will discourage them from investing in Australian infrastructure, meaning more assets will be bought by foreign investors, IFM Investors has ... Read more

TAL appoints new chair, Thomas to retire
By Laura Millan  |  In Executive Appointments
12:35 pm
Former chair of the TAL board Rob Thomas AM will retire at the end of August and the insurer has appointed a replacement. Read more

Select chair to become OneVue deputy CEO
By Alice Uribe  |  In Investment
12:50 pm
Select Group chairman Brendan Foley will become OneVue's deputy chief executive after the wealth management company agreed to acquire Select Asset Management and Select Investment Partners. Read more

High fees deter accountants from using platforms for SMSFs
By Laura Millan  |  In SMSF
12:15 pm
Accountants see high fees and costs as the main barrier to use investment platforms with their self-managed super fund (SMSF) clients, according to Investment Trends research. Read more

Infrastructure valuations at all-time highs
By Mark Smith  |  In Investment
12:10 pm
Prices for global infrastructure assets traded so far this year are at the highest level on record, according to the latest analysis by alternatives research house Preqin. Read more

Hold fire: Emerging market debt set for correction
By Mark Smith  |  In Investment
12:30 pm
Investors considering allocating to emerging market debt should hold fire for the time being because the end of stimulus measures in the US will bring a more attractive risk-reward trade-off. Read more

Consumers overwhelmingly positive about super
By James Fernyhough  |  In Superannuation
12:45 pm
Positive consumer sentiment towards superannuation has increased in most areas over the last year, according to the Superannuation Sentiment Index 2014, conducted jointly by ING Direct and the Financial ... Read more

Australian Money Market adds CBA to platform
By Mark Smith  |  In Financial Planning
12:35 pm
Australian Money Market (AMM) has added the CBA Accelerator Cash Account to the choice of options on its term deposit platform. Read more

Market wrap
By AAP  |  In Economics
12:55 pm
Australian stocks are headed for a weaker finish, with investors unwilling to maintain the recent run of rising prices amid a range of headwinds. Read more

Sunrise, sunset
By Benjamin Ong  |  In Economics
9:10 am
Time for more arrows before the sun sets. Read more
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It's now a few weeks since Financial System Inquiry (FSI) chief David Murray handed down his interim report and already sectional advance ... read more
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