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IOOF's national manager for advice relationships has taken up a regional role at HUB24, as the incumbent moves to a newly-created national role.
A Swiss asset manager has invested $50 million in a Queensland-based solar energy plant, as it makes it first foray into Australian renewable assets.
The managing director at a Sydney-based global equities manager accepts the seismic and long-term shift of investor money to exchange-traded funds, but said one core element is often forgotten in this development.
Don't pop that champagne cork yet. Australian wages growth could be a one-off.
KARREN VERGARA   UTS Business School is introducing a new postgraduate financial planning course in 2019 to meet increased adviser demand resulting from FASEA's education standards.
KARREN VERGARA   The Financial Planning Association of Australia slapped a $50,000 fine on former member Sam Henderson for breaching its professional code of conduct nine times.
DARREN SNYDER   Credit specialist La Trobe Financial has priced its seventh issue of Residential Mortgage Backed Securities at $750 million.
KANIKA SOOD   The $2 billion Melbourne boutique is looking to raise at least $100 million for a new agricultural fund targeted at high-net-worth individuals, family offices and not-for-profit organisations.
JAMIE WILLIAMSON   Zurich has entered a three-year study partnership with Oxford University to develop a means of ensuring workers are effectively protected and supported in an increasingly fragmented labour market.
KANIKA SOOD   The Financial Services Council has released a new draft life insurance code of practice that makes 30 changes to the code in place since 2017.
DARREN SNYDER   A commercial property lender believes banning limited recourse borrowing arrangements in their entirety would be too heavy handed, saying critics often cite residential property spruikers to cast shadows.
KARREN VERGARA   Self-managed super funds continue to have the lowest fees across all superannuation vehicles, charging an average total expense ratio of 0.82%, latest Rainmaker Research shows.
BENJAMIN ONG   For better or poorer, economic uncertainties have now turned the synchronised global upswing of 2017 and early 2018 into a synchronised global slowing (including the US), based on Markit PMI surveys.
BENJAMIN ONG   Don't pop that champagne cork yet. Australian wages growth could be a one-off.
KARREN VERGARA   The newly established Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) will appoint an ombudsman dedicated to helping small businesses resolve disputes with their financial service providers.
HARRISON WORLEY   The Federal Government is spending an additional $50 million to increase efforts in prosecuting financial misconduct.
HARRISON WORLEY   Lonsec appointed a former Clime Asset Management executive to lead its marketing efforts.
JAMIE WILLIAMSON   The Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia added a further two superannuation industry veterans to its board.
JAMIE WILLIAMSON   Superannuation funds that fail to achieve healthy long-term returns when measured against peers are in breach of their fiduciary duty to members, a former Federal politician has told the 2018 ASFA Conference.
JAMIE WILLIAMSON   Despite modelling much of its operations on the Australian superannuation system, the UK's National Employment Savings Trust opted against "politically unacceptable" compulsion and is proving all the better for it.
KANIKA SOOD   Financial services companies are betting on artificial intelligence (AI) more than ever, but remain sceptical of compliance and legal risks associated with the technology.
MICHELLE BALTAZAR   The race is on for the most dominant financial services provider to the $600 million millennial market segment in Australia, with local players facing stiff competition from US and Chinese fintechs.
KANIKA SOOD   A charity comparator website co-founded by a former Lonsec general manager is set to launch a premium vetting service for wealthy donors.
KANIKA SOOD   Australian charities could be receiving $180 million more in donations each year if the gender pay gap was to close, according to a new report on trends in philanthropy.
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