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Industry fund appoints chair
KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 18 JUL 2019
A $2.7 billion industry superannuation has welcomed a new chair, as well as a deputy chair. Janet Torney has been appointed chair of Club Plus Super, while Steve Whan is the new deputy chair. Torney takes over from Tara Moriarty , who stepped down ...
Industry bodies react to APRA review
KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 18 JUL 2019
Several industry associations have responded to APRA's Capability Review as many weighed in on how the recommendations can improve the superannuation sector. The Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees head of advocacy Ailsa Goodwin ...
CFS hires executive manager of insurance
KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 18 JUL 2019
Colonial First State has recruited an executive manager of insurance from AIA Australia. Baneesha Narang joins CFS after working as a technical manager of group insurance at AIA Australia for over eight years. Prior to that, she was an assistant ...
NFP funds dominate group insurance market
KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 18 JUL 2019
While not-for-profit funds continue to hold the lions' share of the group insurance market, new research reveals corporate fund members are more likely to take-up default insurance. After examining insurance options available via 220 products ...
NEOS grows sales teams
KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 17 JUL 2019
NEOS Life has established its footprint in the South Australian market with two new hires. Andrew Bridgland joined NEOS in July as a business development manager, representing South Australia and Northern Territory. He was most recently at Asteron ...
APRA endorses review recommendations
KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 17 JUL 2019
APRA said it welcomes the Capability Review's "ambitious agenda" that aims to shakeup its culture and enforcement powers. Of the 24 recommendations from the Graeme Samuels-led Capability Review , APRA is endorsing the 19 recommendations ...
APRA forced to overhaul culture, capabilities
KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 17 JUL 2019
The prudential regulator has been criticised for its poor culture, leadership and regulation of the superannuation sector following a landmark review that will force it to overhaul its entire structure. The Australian Prudential Regulation ...
HUB24 launches white label SMA
KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 16 JUL 2019
HUB24 has partnered with a fund manager with more than $2 billion in assets under a managed account structure to launch a new SMA solution. Elston Asset Management, a subsidiary of financial services firm Elston, has launched a private label SMA on ...
APRA clarifies super fund acquisition process
KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 16 JUL 2019
APRA has released further guidance for parties interested in acquiring a stake in superannuation funds. Parties seeking to acquire a 15% holding or more in an RSE must undertake the new application process. The process, APRA said, is consultative ...
FASEA exam was fair: Poll
KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 16 JUL 2019
Less than a third of the financial advisers surveyed in Financial Standard 's spot poll found the inaugural FASEA exam questions difficult, while the majority said it was reasonable. Less than half (44%) of the survey participants said the ...
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