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Poll provides fresh defence against Royal Commission
By Mark Smith  |  In Regulatory
12:44 pm
Fri, 14 October
The Australian Bankers Association (ABA) has launched its latest defence against Labor's proposed Royal Commission, releasing new poll data that shows a fall in support for an inquiry. The poll, conducted by Galaxy between October 6-9, shows two ... Read more
NSW Medical Devices Fund grants $8.6m
By Mark Smith  |  In Investment
12:43 pm
Fri, 14 October
Two Australian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association member companies have received part of the $8.6 million in funding from the NSW Government's Medical Devices Fund to bring new treatments and technologies to the market. University backed ... Read more
Fix super for indigenous Australians: KPMG
By Mark Smith  |  In Superannuation
12:41 pm
Fri, 14 October
Superannuation policy should be reformed to promote the economic wellbeing of indigenous Australia, argues KPMG in a new report. The professional services company said indigenous Australians face unique issues when participating in Australia's ... Read more
Magellan flags risk plan for Douglass
By Mark Smith  |  In Investment
12:10 pm
Thu, 13 October
Magellan chairman Brett Cairns has publically addressed the risk of anything happening to "key man" Hamish Douglass, reassuring investors that a plan of succession is in place. Addressing shareholders at the investment firm's annual general ... Read more
Buffett fires back at Trump tax claims
By Mark Smith  |  In Investment
12:30 pm
Wed, 12 October
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett has hit back at Donald Trump's criticism of his tax affairs in the latest presidential debate by publishing tax returns showing he's never used the tax deduction exploited by the Republican nominee. During the ... Read more
Bank life risk businesses lose market share
By Mark Smith  |  In Insurance
12:04 pm
Wed, 12 October
Bank-owned insurers including CommInsure and NAB/MLC have lost some of their share of the life insurance risk market to the likes of TAL and AIA owing to significant falls in the sale of new premiums, the latest data from Strategic Insight shows. ... Read more
Perpetual Global Share Fund strengthens defence
By Mark Smith  |  In Investment
11:36 am
Wed, 12 October
Perpetual has upped the cash weighting in its Global Share Fund and decreased its exposure to cyclical stocks on concerns the end of the economic cycle is approaching. The fund has increased its cash allocation to 18%, up from a five-and-a-half ... Read more
Legg Mason, AB funds highly recommended
By Mark Smith  |  In Investment
11:32 am
Wed, 12 October
... The investment team behind the fund is supported by an advisory board which includes former Future Fund chief executive Mark Burgess and former ANZ chief economist and well-known industry commentator, Saul Eslake. Lonsec noted that they were ... Read more
Life Insurance Code targets self-regulation
By Mark Smith  |  In Insurance
12:14 pm
Tue, 11 October
An independent committee will have the ability to sanction insurers who do not comply with a new set of standards laid out in an industry-wide Life Insurance Code of Practice produced by the Financial Services Council (FSC). The new code, released ... Read more
EAM Investors wins first Australian mandate
By Mark Smith  |  In Investment
12:03 pm
Tue, 11 October
Pacific Current Group's specialist global small and micro-cap boutique manager, EAM Investors, has won its first Australian institutional mandate. IOOF Investments has added the fund manager's Emerging Markets Small Cap Strategy to its IOOF ... Read more
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