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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 overall its entire structure. The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority ...
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 ...
Super fund launches new options
KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 15 JUL 2019
A $1.5 billion superannuation fund has introduced new ethical options for its 27,000 members. Christian Super, which is a founding signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment, has launched two new options: Ethical Growth ...
Government reduces deeming rates
KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 15 JUL 2019
The Federal Government has announced changes to deeming rates, a move welcomed by over 600,000 age pensioners. The Department of Human Services (DHS) will backdate deeming rates from 1 July 2019. The lower deemed rate will drop from 1.75% to 1% ...
APRA sticks to rigid member outcomes deadline
KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 12 JUL 2019
The prudential regulator has set high expectations for trustees to meet the inaugural annual outcomes assessment, which is less than six months away. While consultation for prudential standard Strategic Planning and Member Outcomes (SPS 515) is ...
Advisers struggle with untapped SMSF market
KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 12 JUL 2019
The demand for self-managed superannuation fund advice has stagnated over the last decade, while overall satisfaction with financial planners has declined to a seven-year low. This is according to Vanguard and Investment Trends' March 2019 SMSF ...
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