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MLC: FOFA support hub sees strong response
ELISE BURGESS  |  WEDNESDAY, 28 MAR 2012
MLC has reported a strong response to its FOFA-focused website for its advisers, detailing how reforms may impact their business, with a 45% rise in traffic since its launch. Since its pilot launch in early March, the Future of Financial Advice ...
Flaws in advice system revealed by ASIC report
ELISE BURGESS  |  WEDNESDAY, 28 MAR 2012
The results of ASIC's shadow shopping research, which found only 3% of retirement advice was 'good', has revealed flaws in our current advice system, according to some industry figures. The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) ...
AMP Capital brings global mngt in-house
ELISE BURGESS  |  TUESDAY, 27 MAR 2012
AMP Capital has brought its global portfolio management in-house after appointing eight senior roles for listed real estate and infrastructure and ending its joint venture with AMP Capital Brookfield. Following a strategic review, AMP Capital has ...
Future Fund builds Aust infra exposure
ELISE BURGESS  |  TUESDAY, 27 MAR 2012
Future Fund has purchased 35 million shares in toll road operator Transurban for $192.7 million, to hold 6.78% as the fund continues its build its exposure in Australian infrastructure. Purchased through infrastructure fund manager RARE ...
Challenger to launch new fixed income fund
ELISE BURGESS  |  TUESDAY, 27 MAR 2012
Investment management firm Challenger is within weeks of launching a new fixed income fund for advisers. In an exclusive with Financial Standard, Rommel Hacopian, general manager, platforms and national key accounts said the new fund will be ...
Forrester Cohen builds adviser distribution
ELISE BURGESS  |  MONDAY, 26 MAR 2012
Property investment group Forrester Cohen has appointed a new head of distribution to target the adviser market. John Finucane has been appointed head of distribution for Forrester Cohen. Finucane has over 30 years experience in the third party ...
Major product changes ahead for planners
ELISE BURGESS  |  MONDAY, 26 MAR 2012
Product providers are reassessing their offerings to the independent adviser market, according to ANZ Wealth, with new strategies under development to address massive issues. Practical implementation is centre stage for ANZ Wealth across a number ...
New standards for UNPRI
ELISE BURGESS  |  FRIDAY, 23 MAR 2012
Colonial First State Global Asset Management, Local Government Super Scheme, Telstra Super, AMP Capital and TWUSUPER are among the 1000 UN responsible investment signatories that will face new mandatory requirements next year. Dr James Gifford, who ...
FOFA passing causes industry division
ELISE BURGESS  |  FRIDAY, 23 MAR 2012
The Future of Financial Advice legislation has successfully passed through the House of Representatives to very mixed reactions from the wealth management industry. Minister for Financial Services Bill Shorten called the legislation "historic ...
Inaugural responsible investing platform launched
ELISE BURGESS  |  THURSDAY, 22 MAR 2012
Advisers heard about the rising standards for UNPRI signatories and responsible investing at the official launch of Australia's first responsible investing platform. The Emerald Wrap is a non-aligned platform that promotes values based advice and ...
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