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Super funds to dominate ASX: Research
KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 17 MAY 2019
Superannuation fund are forecast to control more than half of the ASX in 15 years' time, new Rainmaker research shows. Super funds currently invest about $700 billion in ASX-listed companies, representing nearly a 40% stake of the index and ...
Tobacco company launches life insurance offering
KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 17 MAY 2019
A major tobacco company is eyeing the life insurance industry by launching products that offer discounts for customers that quit smoking or switch to alternatives. Philip Morris International, the manufacturer of Marlboro cigarettes, will launch ...
Labor policies boost superannuation agenda
KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 17 MAY 2019
Australians concerned about their retirement savings should keep in mind the superannuation reforms at stake as they head to the polls tomorrow. A new analysis from the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees found Australians' ...
YBR overhauls wealth arm
KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 17 MAY 2019
Yellow Brick Road is restructuring its wealth business that will result in job cuts under the supervision of chair Mark Bouris. Its chief executive will also step down. YBR's board announced overnight it will commence to dispose, outsource or ...
Financial advisers weigh in on factor investing
KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 16 MAY 2019
No longer the domain of institutional investors, factor investing has become ubiquitous in financial advisers' investment strategies - and many do not recognise its influence. Main Street Financial Solutions principal and private client adviser ...
Frontier highlights best in show list weaknesses
KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 16 MAY 2019
New research from Frontier Advisors highlights the misplaced focus and potential pitfalls of the Productivity Commission's proposed 'best in show' list . Given the strong imperative for the superannuation sector to consolidate, the ...
Rainmaker unveils the best wholesale managed funds
KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 16 MAY 2019
An Australian Unity fund has topped Rainmaker's analysis of top-performers in the wholesale managed funds sector over the last three years. The Australian Unity Retail Property Fund delivered 25.1% in the three years to March 2019, outstripping ...
Citi names new regional chief
KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 16 MAY 2019
Citi appointed a new head of Australia as incumbent David Livingstone takes the reins of the EMEA business. Marc Luet will become the chief executive for Australia, as well as lead the New Zealand business. He is currently cluster head for Israel ...
Advisers forgo charitable conversations: Poll
KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 16 MAY 2019
Many financial advisers intend to incorporate charitable giving in the advice process, but the majority still do not broach the topic with clients, a Financial Standard survey shows. More than half (54%) of the financial advisers polled do not have ...
Aberdeen Standard hires ESG investment director
KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 15 MAY 2019
Aberdeen Standard Investments recruited Local Government Super's former responsible investment lead as its ESG investment director. Bill Hartnett will relocate to London to support ASI's emerging markets and Asia-Pacific team in the newly ...
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