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Best-in-show splits industry
KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 11 JAN 2019
The best-in-show default superannuation fund shortlist the Productivity Commission wants to launch before June 2021 has divided industry opinion. The Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees chief executive Eva Scheerlinck said the ...
Platform fee disclosures overlooked: ISA
KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 10 JAN 2019
Industry Super Australia welcomed ASIC's proposed fee transparency disclosure changes but pointed out that several areas fell short and failed to address ongoing issues. In response to Consultation Paper 308, ISA said one of Darren ...
Productivity Commission shakes up default superannuation
KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 10 JAN 2019
The Productivity Commission reinforced several recommendations flagged in mid-2018 in a bid to modernise the $2.7 trillion industry, which included shaking up the default sector. The Commission handed down 31 recommendations in its final report in ...
ASFA, ISA, FSC weigh in on the final report
KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 10 JAN 2019
Major industry associations collectively agree that the Productivity Commission's final report reaffirms the strength of superannuation, but member advocates say the findings are wake up call to fix a broken system. CHOICE chief executive Alan ...
Simpler fee disclosure on ASIC agenda
KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 9 JAN 2019
Under new proposed changes by the corporate regulator, consumers will be able to compare superannuation funds and investment products more easily. ASIC released its response to Report 581, an independent review conducted by regulatory expert Darren ...
Hiring continues but wage growth under pressure
KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 9 JAN 2019
The Royal Commission inquiry and the state of the property market has not dampened the financial services sector's positive hiring intentions over the next three months, recruitment firm ManpowerGroup says, but there are challenges. The finance ...
TAL and Zurich lead inflows, CommInsure lags: Strategic Insights
KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 9 JAN 2019
Latest figures from research group Strategic Insights show mixed results for the country's largest insurers. Overall, the life insurance sector grew steadily by 1.7% year-on-year and reached $16.5 billion. However, it was a mixed result for the ...
WestConnex among largest infrastructure deals in 2018
KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 8 JAN 2019
The WestConnex Motorway ranked among the largest infrastructure projects by deal size globally in 2018, latest Preqin data shows. Backed by the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority and a consortium that includes AustralianSuper and Transurban , the $9.26 ...
UK loses £800bn in assets amid Brexit fears
KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 8 JAN 2019
The financial services sector has moved about £800 billion ($1.4 trillion) of assets out of the UK to Europe since the Brexit referendum took place more than two years ago. This is according to EY's Brexit Tracker, which flagged the ...
Retail investors see limited upside in 2019
KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 7 JAN 2019
Retail investors predict the trajectory of the local share market will be flat in 2019, but expect to be rewarded with modest returns, Investment Trends' latest survey shows. The 2195 investors canvassed in the monthly Investor Intentions Index ...
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