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MetLife raises bar on group insurance awareness
KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 29 MAY 2017   12:20PM
Group life insurer MetLife launched a national campaign to ensure every working Australian is aware of built-in life insurance available through superannuation. Group insurance provides a "really good value base form of protection", but far too ...
Qualitas launches fund, adds two directors
KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 26 MAY 2017   12:29PM
Real estate investment management firm Qualitas hired two new executives to help launch a $500 million construction fund. Mark Power and Gil Norwood both join as directors and will help manage the fund that will finance residential and commercial ...
Asset managers lax in building relationships
KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 26 MAY 2017   12:26PM
Asset managers are not doing enough to actively engage and create meaningful dialogue with investee companies, an international survey shows. Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF), which has ¥144.8 trillion ($1.7 trillion) in ...
Super assets hit $2.3 trillion
KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 25 MAY 2017   12:57PM
Superannuation assets including MySuper reported double-digit growth in the 12 months to March, according to quarterly figures from APRA. While total superannuation assets grew to $2.3 trillion, up 11.2% on the prior year, MySuper assets (part of ...
"Shunned" investment strategy generating massive returns
KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 25 MAY 2017   12:52PM
Active, value investment managers overlooking critical market anomalies are missing out on potential returns of up to 40%, according to PM Capital. One opportunity that is not well-known and is even "shunned" by some investment managers are ...
CFA Institute investigates ESG investment gap
KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 24 MAY 2017   12:50PM
The CFA Institute is partnering with a United Nations-backed organisation to determine why investment managers aren't standardising environmental, social and governance factors across all asset classes. CFA Institute, together with the Principles ...
Revenue boost for life insurers
KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 24 MAY 2017   12:48PM
Life insurance companies reported a 146% boost in revenue, but failed to improve bottom line performance in the 12 months to March, according the latest APRA performance statistics. Life insurers' total revenue of $37.9 billion was driven mainly by ...
Advisers doubtful over super home deposit scheme
KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 24 MAY 2017   12:41PM
The practicality of the Federal Government's proposed first home superannuation saver scheme is raising concerns with several financial advisers. HLB Mann Judd wealth management manager Lindzi Caputo said there are still a lot of questions ...
Super funds adopting insurers' investment strategies
KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 23 MAY 2017   12:35PM
Superannuation funds are at risk of losing up to $800 billion during retirement phase over the next five years if they rely on benchmark-outperforming strategies proven to be successful only during accumulation phase. AXA Investment Managers ...
Life insurance market flat: Research
KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 22 MAY 2017   12:08PM
The life insurance market experienced weak growth in the last three years despite the significant amount of marketing effort and money spent on rejuvenating the industry, a new report shows. Product innovation and intensive marketing activities by ...
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