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If Labor wins the upcoming Federal Election, don't expect the new Treasurer to go easy on underperforming funds - industry or otherwise.
The Board of Taxation has commenced a review into the tax implications of granny flat arrangements.
A $2.5 billion Melbourne-based boutique has hired a new portfolio manager from a family office as it builds out its global capability.
Industry Super Holdings is under pressure to divest its stake in a company that supplies weapons technology to Saudi Arabia from the global community.
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR   An adviser formerly licenced by Dover Financial Advisers has been banned for failing to provide advice in the best interest of clients.
JAMIE WILLIAMSON   National Australia Bank has set aside an additional $525 million for customer remediation, more than 90% of which is in relation to its wealth operations. The total owing is now estimated at more than $1.1 billion.
KANIKA SOOD   Colonial First State has trimmed its platforms fees, in a move it says will save $68 million in annual fees for 500,000 members.
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR   A Calvert report on the impact of ocean degradation on portfolios has drawn interesting conclusions about the role of investment in the health of our oceans.
KANIKA SOOD   CommInsure and AMP recorded significant declines in group risk premium inflows for the year ending December 2018, latest Strategic Insight data shows.
KARREN VERGARA   Freedom Insurance Group will offload its administration and financial advice businesses, and eventually cease operations.
KARREN VERGARA   A new one-stop-shop SMSF solution that aims to help financial advisers keep on top of administrative and regulatory burdens has launched.
HARRISON WORLEY   SMSF solutions provider Heffron has appointed a new managing director.
BENJAMIN ONG   The timely counter-cyclical measures by both the People's Bank of China (PBOC) and the country's fiscal authorities are starting to bear fruit.
BENJAMIN ONG   Equity markets everywhere may not be climbing in a straight line, but they are climbing.
KARREN VERGARA   Personal tax cuts and the $7.1 billion estimated surplus announced were the main highlights of this year's Budget, Financial Standard's latest straw poll shows.
KANIKA SOOD   Australia's active ETF industry could benefit as the US securities regulator softens its stance on daily disclosures for the segment.
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR   First State Super has fully integrated its financial advice business, StatePlus. In doing so, the fund has gained a deputy chief executive.
KARREN VERGARA   ANZ has denied reports it will cut 8000 jobs over the next three years.
KARREN VERGARA   ASIC warned it may take action on superannuation funds that send misleading communication to members about inappropriate fees and insurance premiums.
KARREN VERGARA   A new study shows the gender retirement savings and pay gap is triggered as early as graduate employment and progressively worsens.
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR   Former Commonwealth Bank and Westpac chief information officer Bob McKinnon is tasked with the tough job of chairing the New Payments Platform (NPP) through its rollout.
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR   Australian digital assets investment firm TCM Global Asset Management (formerly Token Capital Management) is making its first international foray.
HARRISON WORLEY   Latest research shows Australia lost close to half a trillion dollars in wealth at the end of 2018.
KANIKA SOOD   L1 Capital's latest UK residential property fund is expecting to raise between $60 million and $70 million as financial planning groups and rich investors hunt opportunities for attractive yields.
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