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CountPlus acquires stake in advice firm
KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 30 APR 2019
CountPlus has acquired a stake in a financial advice firm as Prime Financial Group offloads its minority interest. CountPlus acquired a 20% interest in Rundles Financial Planning, as well as a 40% stake in accounting firm Rundles Prime. Total ...
Super fund awards $50m mandate
KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 29 APR 2019
EG Funds Management has won a mandate from a $9 billion superannuation fund. The real estate investment manager, with $2.1 billion under management, was awarded a $50 million mandate from Tasplan, which will invest the funds in EG's High Income ...
Boutique fund manager launches LIT
KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 29 APR 2019
A boutique fund manager is launching a listed investment trust in a bid to raise $500 million. Regal Funds Management's Regal Investment Fund (RF1) provides exposure to a selection of alternative investment strategies and risk-adjusted absolute ...
Members dismiss intra-fund advice: Poll
KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 29 APR 2019
An overwhelming majority of superannuation fund members working within the financial services industry have never sought financial advice from their fund. About three quarters (71%) of participants in Financial Standard's latest poll admitted ...
MLC Life Insurance reviews terms and definitions
KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 26 APR 2019
MLC Life Insurance has introduced a number of updates to its definitions and terms across three brands. Changes to TPD, critical illness and income protection covers will apply to MLC Insurance, MLC Insurance (Super) and MLC Insurance (wrap or ...
Study unveils state with largest superannuation gender gap
KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 26 APR 2019
New research reveals the state that has the widest superannuation savings gap between male and female employees, at nearly 40%. The study by Women in Super and the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees of large industry superannuation ...
Watermark closes chapter on global equities
KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 24 APR 2019
Watermark Funds Management has completed its global equity strategy exit and bid farewell to several directors. Watermark's Global Leaders Fund (WGF) and Market Neutral Fund (WMK) were removed from the ASX at the close of trade yesterday. The ...
Compensation experts boost chief executive pay
KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 24 APR 2019
New research suggests ASX-listed companies that hire compensation consultants tend to boost the pay packets of its chief executives. The academic study, which analysed the top 500 public Australian companies, found 30% used a compensation ...
Superannuation mergers strike oligopoly fears
KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 23 APR 2019
Concern the superannuation industry will become an oligopoly like the banking sector is being fuelled by the regulators' new powers and increased funding, specifically aimed at forcing underperforming funds to merge or shut down. Of the $400 ...
Insurance expert joins $33bn super fund
KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 23 APR 2019
A $33 billion superannuation fund appointed a group insurance expert as its new head of insurance. Shane Fielding joins Hostplus from insurance broking and consulting firm IFS Insurance Solutions, where he spent nearly 12 years in senior roles. ...
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