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Freedom to divest all operations
KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 15 APR 2019
Freedom Insurance Group will offload its administration and financial advice businesses, and eventually cease operations. Freedom told the ASX this morning that it agreed in principle to sell its policy administration business to a third party for ...
IOOF responds to class action
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  FRIDAY, 12 APR 2019
IOOF has responded to being served with a class action proceeding filed by Quinn Emanuel Urqhart & Sullivan. On Friday the law firm announced it had filed proceedings against IOOF,based on evidence given at the Royal Commission and legal ...
J.P. Morgan still the top custodian
KANIKA SOOD  |  FRIDAY, 12 APR 2019
J.P. Morgan held on to the top spot among custodians as total assets under custody in Australia fell 1.2% in the half-year ending December 31. Lacklustre markets pushed the total assets under custody down to $3.58 trillion in the period, according ...
Super funds hungry for global stocks, alternatives
KANIKA SOOD  |  THURSDAY, 11 APR 2019
The lion's share of the institutional mandates awarded in Australia last year went to international equities and alternatives manager, the latest Rainmaker Mandate Chaser report shows. Not-for-profit superannuation funds and investment managers ...
Chief economist update: Japan yearns for a weaker yen
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 11 APR 2019
The last time we heard some sort of policy guidance from the Bank of Japan (BOJ) was in early February this year when governor Haruhiko Kuroda was quoted as saying that: "If (currency moves) are having an impact on the economy and prices, and if we ...
AMP, IOOF: Saved by ESG
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  WEDNESDAY, 10 APR 2019
An equity specialist released a new report outlining its ESG approach to saving both its investments and the reputations of AMP and IOOF following the Royal Commission. In its 2019 Annual Stewardship Report, Martin Currie outlines how it worked ...
ASIC outlines enforcement efforts
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  WEDNESDAY, 10 APR 2019
In the second half of last year ASIC brought criminal proceedings against nine individuals on 76 charges, with four people imprisoned as a result and $12.7 million imposed in civil penalties. ASIC also disqualified 28 directors and there were 72 ...
Rice Warner names new chief executive
KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 8 APR 2019
The former head of Willis Towers Watson Australasia will now lead Rice Warner as its chief executive. Andrew Boal takes the post as Michael Rice steps down after 30 years of building and leading the business. Rice remains as an executive and board ...
APRA receives new super powers
KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 5 APR 2019
The prudential regulator's powers have been bolstered thanks to new laws that will enable it to take tougher action on trustees and underperforming funds. The Treasury Laws Amendment (Improving Accountability and Member Outcomes in ...
AMP, Griffith University support professionalism
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  FRIDAY, 5 APR 2019
AMP is funding a financial advice research fellowship with the aim of raising professional standards in the advice industry. The new research fellowship and scholarship program is in partnership with Griffith University's Business School. As part ...
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