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Morningstar equities research lead departs

JAMIE WILLIAMSON
The long-serving head of equities research at Morningstar has reflected on six decades in financial services in a final analyst note.

Best default super funds revealed

ANDREW MCKEAN
Superannuation research shows that retail funds dominated in the 12 months to January end.

Advice PDMs, BDMs at inflection point: Survey

KARREN VERGARA
Professional and business development managers are growing increasingly dissatisfied in their current roles as many flagged their exit over the next three years, a new survey finds.

Blackwattle Partners launches global fund

CHLOE WALKER
The Sydney-based fund manager has launched its first global fund, led by former Antipodes portfolio manager Sunny Bangia.

ASIC succeeds in conflicted remuneration case

KARREN VERGARA   ASIC has succeeded in its case against RM Capital, which the court found failed to take reasonable steps to prevent its authorised representative accepting conflicted remuneration.

Count completes Diverger acquisition

KARREN VERGARA   Count has finalised the acquisition of Diverger as the latter officially delists from the ASX today.

Low investor demand sees equities funds wound up

JAMIE WILLIAMSON   An Australian equities fund from a global manager and an emerging markets equities offering from a local boutique will both be terminated.

Blackwattle Partners launches global fund

CHLOE WALKER   The Sydney-based fund manager has launched its first global fund, led by former Antipodes portfolio manager Sunny Bangia.

Major decline in group insurance coverage: ASFA

ANDREW MCKEAN   The Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) has reported a sharp decline in group insurance coverage, pointing the finger at recent reforms.

New life insurance regulations rolled out

ANDREW MCKEAN   Assistant treasurer and minister for financial services Stephen Jones has issued life insurance regulations that aim to modernise the legislative framework.

How will Division 296 Tax impact farmers?

CHLOE WALKER   RSM Australia director of SMSF services Katie Timms says farmers will be disproportionately impacted by the government's draft legislation Division 296 Tax.

Proposed super tax requires perspective: Expert

KARREN VERGARA   Members must look beyond the "doom and gloom" of the superannuation tax leaping from 15% to 30% and not be scared off from using SMSFs as an alternative retirement savings vehicle, according to an expert.

Pay gaps at super funds, fund managers revealed

JAMIE WILLIAMSON   The data release from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency shows most superannuation funds and fund managers still have a lot of work to do to close their respective gender pay gaps.

Economists share their top left field ideas for 2024

JAMIE WILLIAMSON   Some of the nation's leading economists shared their Factor-X - also known as an X-factor - for the year ahead at this morning's Chief Economists Forum in Sydney, led by the man who coined the term, industry veteran Don Stammer.

ASIC takes further action on Prospero

KARREN VERGARA   ASIC is pushing for Prospero Markets to be wound up following revelations that it was linked to one of Australia's biggest-ever money-laundering operations.

ASIC cracks down on scammers

CHLOE WALKER   The corporate regulator says it has shut down about 3500 investment scam websites since July 2023 to protect Australians from digitally enabled misconduct.

Morningstar equities research lead departs

JAMIE WILLIAMSON   The long-serving head of equities research at Morningstar has reflected on six decades in financial services in a final analyst note.

DomaCom chief executive John Elkovich steps down

ANDREW MCKEAN   Fractional property investing platform DomaCom's chief executive John Elkovich has resigned effective immediately due to personal reasons.

Best default super funds revealed

ANDREW MCKEAN   Superannuation research shows that retail funds dominated in the 12 months to January end.

Long-term cost of super early release to be $85bn: SMC

CHLOE WALKER   Australian taxpayers may face an $85 billion bill due to the COVID-era Early Release of Super scheme, according to a new analysis by the Super Members Council (SMC).

GBST upgrades WealthConnect platform

ANDREW MCKEAN   GBST has enhanced its WealthConnect platform, introducing the capability to model interactive superannuation, pension, and self-managed super fund (SMSF) strategies.

Financial services 300x more likely to get hacked: Expert

CHLOE WALKER   When it comes to cyber-attacks on financial services businesses, Cyber Collective founder Fraser Jack says it's not a matter of 'if' but 'when'.

HNWI collecting activity stoops: Knight Frank

CHLOE WALKER   Despite a slew of record-breaking sales, luxury investment markets weakened in 2023, according to the Knight Frank Luxury Investment Index (KFLII).

Global economy to grow at a slower positive rate

CHLOE WALKER   Members of the Wigmore Association family office network, including Mutual Trust head of investment solutions Simone Rouse, believe that the global economy will continue to expand in 2024, albeit at a slower pace than in 2023.