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Following its acquisition of a stake in Escala Partners, New York-based Focus Financial Partners is set to buy a slice of Melbourne-based MEDIQ Financial Services.
With the coronavirus, now dubbed COVID-19, impacting not only many lives, but now also the bottom line of some of the world's biggest companies, investors are chasing shorting opportunities to bank big on the pandemic.
A former chair of the SMSF Association has returned for another stint in the top job.
The chief executive of a $5.5 billion industry superannuation fund has spoken out against increasing the superannuation guarantee to 12% in a submission to the Retirement Income Review.
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR   FASEA has approved applications for the recognition of coursework from the Australian Financial Advisers (AFA) and Stockbrokers and Financial Advisers Association (SAFAA) as part of its education standards for financial advisers.
HARRISON WORLEY   A former AMP and Synchron financial adviser has been brought before the courts for allegedly using the retirement savings of clients to fund his own lifestyle.
HARRISON WORLEY   Chi-X has unveiled the next tranche of large US listed companies to become available through its TraCRs investment vehicle.
KANIKA SOOD   ETF Securities is set to launch a new exchange traded fund on the ASX that will invest in 10 companies including Facebook, Apple, Amazon and Google which together returned 45% last year.
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR   AIA Australia, which now owns CommInsure Life, has announced that CommInsure Protection products will cease accepting new business from 31 March 2020.
JAMIE WILLIAMSON   Members of a $25 billion industry superannuation fund are set to pay higher insurance premiums from April 1, with some paying up to 20% more for death and TPD.
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR   Delegates to the SMSF Association's annual conference have heard of the uptick in enforcements against SMSFs this financial year.
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR   At the SMSFA Conference a question around rare coins and artworks held in an SMSF sparked serious compliance concerns.
BENJAMIN ONG   I don't see what good another one, two or three RBA rate cuts would achieve. In fact, all they'd do is put us at risk of further problems.
BENJAMIN ONG   Total wages in Australia grew by 2.2% in the year to the December 2019 quarter; unchanged from the previous quarter and the slowest growth rate in close to two years.
ELIZA BAVIN   Leaders from five international tax organisations came together in Sydney to review their work in fighting against transnational tax crime, revealing recent action against a global financial institution.
ALLY SELBY   The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has settled charges against a blockchain startup, after it raised $68 million through an unregistered "initial coin offering".
ALLY SELBY   Bell Financial Group has appointed an industry veteran as a non-executive director to its board, effective immediately.
ELIZA BAVIN   Midwinter Financial Services has announced three new appointments as it expands its advice software business.
HARRISON WORLEY   Opposition leader Anthony Albanese has called out an "unholy coalition" attacking superannuation.
ELIZA BAVIN   The chief executive of a $5.5 billion industry superannuation fund has spoken out against increasing the superannuation guarantee to 12% in a submission to the Retirement Income Review.
MICHELLE BALTAZAR   For investors keen to claim their stake in local tech companies early in the wave, financial advisers have a new solution.
HARRISON WORLEY   McGrathNicol has partnered to launch a tech-enabled forensic investigations service to help Australian businesses detect cybercrime.
KANIKA SOOD   Sydney is more expensive than Dubai and has the world's priciest business class flights but best-value luxury shopping, says a new report.
KANIKA SOOD   In a research note sent to clients, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management's Nathan Lim shared the four Australian ETFs the firm prefers over the rest.
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