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Alternatives an antidote to volatility: Report
KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 22 JAN 2019
As volatility continues to plague the equity markets, alternatives are attracting investors with solid income streams and stability amid the uncertainty. The inaugural J.P. Morgan Global Alternatives Outlook, which surveyed global chief executives ...
Managed accounts not immune to Royal Commission
KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 22 JAN 2019
A legal expert is warning managed accounts providers of the potential implications the financial services Royal Commission will have on remuneration and product recommendations. The Fold Legal chair Claire Wivell Plater urges financial advisers not ...
LICs defy franking credit refund changes
KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 22 JAN 2019
Amid the uncertainty surrounding the future of franking credit refunds , two listed investment companies are rewarding shareholders with special dividends. The Australian Foundation Investment Company (AFIC) and Mirrabooka announced they will pay ...
Amundi Asset Management Australia chief exits
KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 21 JAN 2019
The chief executive of Amundi Asset Management Australia has departed following a restructure that will shift the business' sales and client servicing functions to a local distributor. Brian Scott was the chief executive of Amundi Asset Management ...
No-deal Brexit sparks mixed reaction: Poll
KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 21 JAN 2019
Financial Standard's latest survey shows the financial services sector is grappling with the effects the upcoming Brexit deal will have on the industry. On the back of UK Prime Minister Theresa May's historic defeat of her proposed exit ...
BNP Paribas Securities Services names APAC lead
KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 21 JAN 2019
BNP Paribas appointed a new Asia Pacific lead for BNP Paribas Securities Services. Mostapha Tahiri will succeed Philippe Benoit as the head of the Asia Pacific business effective February 1. Tahiri will report to Jose Placido, global head of client ...
Australian Ethical divests IOOF
KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 18 JAN 2019
Australian Ethical is in the process of divesting its $8.8 million stake in IOOF. Australian Ethical head of ethics research Stuart Palmer said the decision was driven by IOOF's failure to put governance and conflicts management arrangements ...
CCIV consultation opens
KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 17 JAN 2019
The next phase of implementing the Corporate Collective Investment Vehicle regime is open for consolation. Stakeholders have until 28 February 2019 to make submissions on two proposed bills - the tax and regulatory component, and related ...
Legalsuper expands member services arm
KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 17 JAN 2019
Legalsuper created two new senior managerial roles to help service its 44,000 member base. Noel Hucker was appointed manager of member service for the northern region to manage teams in Queensland, Northern Territory, New South Wales and the ...
Local Government Super chief resigns
KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 17 JAN 2019
The chief executive of Local Government Super, David Smith, has resigned less than two years in the role. Smith joined the $11 billion superannuation fund in September 2017 . LGS confirmed that deputy chief executive Donna Heffernan will take the ...
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