A health score introduced by BT a year ago to help its insurance claimants get back into the workforce is showing strong signs of being a success. Introduced in July 2015, BT's health outcome measure assesses a person on a number of health aspects ... Read more
If the government's proposed changes to superannuation go through, keeping any excess funds over the $1.6 million cap in accumulation is likely to be more beneficial than withdrawing it from superannuation altogether. That's according to modelling ... Read more
Uniting Financial Services (UFS) has joined the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) to drive Australia's commercial property sector towards a higher-performance future. UFS, the Treasury and Investment Services arm of the Uniting Church in ... Read more
Global real estate investment manager, Cromwell Property Group, has confirmed that the Bureau of Meteorology has extended its lease at 700 Collins Street, Melbourne for a further 10 years. The Bureau of Meteorology occupies approximately 15,500 ... Read more
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has launched a new initiative aimed at educating advisers and pre-retirees about the potential pitfalls of retirement planning schemes. Super Scheme Smart - which forms part of the ATO's broader focus on tax ... Read more
PIMCO has appointed a real estate strategist to be based in its New York office. Paul Vosper joins the firm's 49-strong real estate team as an executive vice president and real estate strategist reporting to Jennifer Bridwell, managing director and ... Read more
QIC and the Future Fund have backed a $2-3 billion fund with AGL that, once fully invested, will own roughly 10% of Australia's renewable energy capacity. A strategic partnership between the QIC Global Infrastructure Fund and the Future Fund will ... Read more
The UBS Microcap fund has been approved for inclusion on all the menus on adviser platform Macquarie Wrap. Established only 18 months ago, the UBS Microcap Fund gives investors access to an actively managed, diversified portfolio with some of the ... Read more
Three members of NAB's executive leadership team will leave the company following an extensive organisational restructure which sees wealth management and personal banking brought under the same division. Group executive personal banking Gavin ... Read more
Members who have changed jobs since joining Equip have for the first time ranked trust ahead of investment returns as the reason for sticking with the fund. In Equip's 2016 member survey conducted by CoreData, just over a third of these 730 members ... Read more
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
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
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
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
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