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APRA could oversee stalled super fund mergers
KANIKA SOOD  |  WEDNESDAY, 6 FEB 2019
The financial services Royal Commission has suggested APRA's proposed new powers could be used to address stalled super fund mergers. The Parliament is currently waiting to pass a number of changes to the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act ...
Platforms steady after Royal Commission
KANIKA SOOD  |  TUESDAY, 5 FEB 2019
Platforms at the big four banks, AMP and IOOF can breathe a sigh of relief after the Royal Commission's final report. Commissioner Kenneth Hayne did not recommend either structural separation or wider approved product lists. And this could slow ...
ASIC enforcement must get tough: Commissioner
KANIKA SOOD  |  TUESDAY, 5 FEB 2019
ASIC's enforcement arm must wrangle more muscle but it should be separated from the regulator's day-to-day dealings with its subjects, the Royal Commission final report said. Commissioner Kenneth Hayne said when ASIC identifies misconduct, its ...
Life risk commissions must also go: Hayne
KANIKA SOOD  |  MONDAY, 4 FEB 2019
Commissioner Kenneth Hayne has recommended ASIC ultimately whittle down the commissions on life insurance products to zero unless there is a clear justification to keep them. On 1 January 2018, advisers' upfront commission for implementing a ...
Harder for insurers to dodge claims
KANIKA SOOD  |  MONDAY, 4 FEB 2019
Insurers will find it tougher to dodge paying out claims if the Royal Commission's recommendation to amend insurance law is enacted. At the round six hearings of the Royal Commission, it was revealed that CommInsure used outdated medical ...
Tough quarter for world's largest pension fund
KANIKA SOOD  |  MONDAY, 4 FEB 2019
The world's largest pension fund lost about $186 billion in the three months to December 31, as equities performed poorly. Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF)'s total assets dipped to $1.9 trillion in the third quarter of FY18 (in ...
QIC appoints managing director
KANIKA SOOD  |  MONDAY, 4 FEB 2019
QIC has appointed a new managing director for its $22 billion global real estate business from an ASX-listed real estate manager. Michael O'Brien fills the role that opened when QIC's managing director of real estate Steve Leigh retired last year. ...
Synchron renews calls on risk advice separation
KANIKA SOOD  |  FRIDAY, 1 FEB 2019
Synchron director Don Trapnell is sticking by his long-held view that if risk advice and financial advice are not separated, dedicated risk advisers will exit the industry in droves. "Australians need access to both life insurance advisers and ...
Yarra Capital adds to investment team
KANIKA SOOD  |  FRIDAY, 1 FEB 2019
The boutique has hired an AustralianSuper analyst after it took over the management of UBS's Australian equities funds last year. Olivia Dalton started at Yarra Capital Management two weeks ago. She will cover industrial stocks, working ...
Link sells a slice of $1.5 billion acquisition
KANIKA SOOD  |  FRIDAY, 1 FEB 2019
Link Group is selling a part of a business it acquired for $1.5 billion in 2017, with the proceeds going to pay down debt. The ASX-listed company has entered a binding agreement to sell its corporate and private clients (CPCS) business to Apex ...
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