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No-deal Brexit prolongs market uncertainty
KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 16 JAN 2019
The landslide defeat of Prime Minister Theresa May's UK divorce deal overnight hasn't rattled the global share markets, but investment experts remain cautious. The House of Commons rejected May's proposed exit strategy by an ...
PSP ramps up Aussie agriculture investment
KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 16 JAN 2019
The $166 billion Canadian pension investment manager PSP Investments has acquired a stake in an Australian grain and logistics company BFB. Already a major investor in Australia's agricultural sector, PSP Investments bought out private equity ...
SelfWealth launches ETF
KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 16 JAN 2019
Online broker SelfWealth will launch a new ETF targeting self-managed super funds. The SelfWealth SMSF Leaders ETF is due to launch on the ASX this financial year and listed under the ticker code SELF. It is pending regulatory ASX approval. ETF ...
ASIC suspends online broker AFSL
KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 15 JAN 2019
ASIC has suspended the AFSL of an online stockbroking firm until 10 January 2020. Halifax Investment Services had its licence suspended shortly after it went into voluntary administration. ASIC said the terms of the suspension will allow Halifax ...
Aristotle enters Australian market
KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 15 JAN 2019
Global investment manager Aristotle is entering the Australian market via a distribution agreement with Plus Capital Management. Third-party marketing business Plus Capital will focus on introducing Aristotle's global equity strategy to ...
Superannuation reforms splits opinion: Spot poll
KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 14 JAN 2019
Financial Standard's latest spot poll reveals a readership that's divided over the Productivity Commission's 31 recommendations aiming to improve the superannuation system. Asked if the final report's recommendations were fair and ...
MGP shuffles leadership team
KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 14 JAN 2019
Managed Accounts Holdings (MGP) has made several changes to its leadership team, which includes two promotions. Pamella Wilson was promoted to group chief operating officer, following roles as a senior business analyst and acting head of IT ...
Equip wins $190m superannuation mandate
KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 14 JAN 2019
Equipsuper has won a $190 million corporate superannuation mandate that will welcome some Qantas Super fund members. Global air services provider dnata will move 1100 employees, some of which are under a defined benefit scheme, to Equipsuper. It ...
PC calls for group insurance review
KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 11 JAN 2019
The Productivity Commission is calling for an independent public inquiry into group insurance and floated the possibility of tougher regulation that includes sharper ASIC oversight, among other recommendations. Recommendation 18 in the Productivity ...
California mandates gender board diversity
KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 11 JAN 2019
California has become the first state in the US to legislate gender board diversity for publicly listed companies. From 1 January 2019 public companies headquartered in California must have at least one woman on the board of directors by year end ...
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