One single strategy will not be enough to end the superannuation savings gap between men and women, industry stakeholders have concluded. Submissions to the Senate inquiry into 'Economic security for women in retirement' show that the industry is ... Read more
Perpetual has acquired a wealth management firm specialised in serving professionals in the medical field. The acquisition involves Fintuition and all of its related brands, including The Private Practice and Skinner Macarounas. It follows a ... Read more
UniSuper is developing FlexiChoice, a lifetime retirement income solution that addresses issues such as longevity or sequencing risk. The comprehensive income product for retirement (CIPR) is designed to provide members with access to a default ... Read more
More than 20% of retail superannuation fund members are thinking about leaving within the next five years, CoreData research found. Members likely or very likely to move to another fund regulated by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority ... Read more
Australian Executor Trustees (AET), a division of IOOF, has launched a number of philanthropy solutions that will allow advisers access to structures that will benefit their clients. The firm has also assisted Queensland University of Technology ... Read more
A crowd-funded initiative is proposing that self-managed super funds (SMSFs) raise about $360 million to acquire Kidman Station. The initiative, started by retail investment platform DomaCom and financial adviser Stephen Burgin, was set up ... Read more
Energy Industry Super Scheme (EISS) has appointed a chief investment officer who was previously the executive manager of investments at Suncorp. Ross Etherington has started in the position today and will oversee all aspects of EISS's investment ... Read more
Zurich Investments has launched a Concentrated Global Growth Fund that gathers the manager's best ideas. The strategy is managed by American Century Investments and recently received a 'Recommended' rating from Zenith Investment Partners. The fund ... Read more
PIMCO has appointed five world leaders to a newly-created Global Advisory Board that will contribute to the firm on global economic, political and strategic developments. The board will be chaired by former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke. ... Read more
A majority of actively managed global equity funds outperformed the MSCI World Index for the year ending 30 September 2015, Zenith Investment Partners research shows. A total of 55% of funds on Zenith's Approved List outperformed the benchmark ... Read more
We invite you to watch our latest video featuring the head of ANZ ETFS, Kris Walesby.
In it he introduces a new ETF, due for launch later in July, which tracks the Euro Stoxx 50 index of major companies ... Watch video
We invite you to watch our latest video featuring Bell Direct chief executive officer Arnie Selvarajah.
In the video and accompanying article he explains how easily the increasing number of advisers using ... Watch video
Financial Standard editor Mark Smith presents a roundup of the week's biggest industry news and executive appointments. In this week's news:
QIC and Future Fund back $3bn renewable fund
A strategic partnership ... Watch video
We invite you to watch our latest video featuring Zurich Investments senior investment strategist Patrick Noble.
The question of how to generate a satisfactory return to meet investors' needs is becoming ... Watch video
It is often said by equity managers with a mandate to scour the entire globe for investment ideas that getting the geographic allocation right in any given year is the most important driver of returns.
That's ... Watch video
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