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AustralianSuper boosts private equity investments by $13bn

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  TUESDAY, 10 MAY 2022
AustralianSuper will invest $13 billion into private equity globally over the next two years and grow its US-based team to deliver strong long-term returns for members. About $9.5 billion of this capital is planned to be invested in the US where the ...

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank establishes new super trustee

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  MONDAY, 9 MAY 2022
The trustee and issuer of Bendigo SmartStart Super and Bendigo SmartStart Pension has changed from Sandhurst to the newly created Bendigo Superannuation. Bendigo Super is a new subsidiary company of Bendigo and Adelaide Bank with the purpose of being ...

PIMCO selects new head of local business

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  MONDAY, 9 MAY 2022
PIMCO has announced Samuel Watkins as executive vice president and head of business for Australia and New Zealand. Watkins will have local oversight of business management functions and report to the head of Asia-Pacific Alec Kersman. In this role ...

Westpac reports $3.1bn in cash earnings

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  MONDAY, 9 MAY 2022
The bank's cash earnings dropped due to competitive pressures on net interest margins and reduced credit impairment benefits. More promisingly, Westpac's earnings were up 71% compared to the second half of last year due to the success of its cost reset ...

Woolworths scraps AMP super mandate

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  FRIDAY, 6 MAY 2022
Woolworths has terminated the $4 billion corporate super mandate it had with AMP, instead appointing Australian Retirement Trust to manage 30,000 employees' superannuation. In a Q1 2022 assets under management and cashflows update to investors ...

Macquarie Group posts record earnings

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  FRIDAY, 6 MAY 2022
Macquarie Group has posted a $A4.7 billion net profit for the year ended 31 March 2022, up 56% from the prior year. This strong result was carried by impressive performances across all the companies operating groups. Items within the banking group that ...

Senator Bragg defends domestic crypto ETFs

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  THURSDAY, 5 MAY 2022
In a letter to ASIC, Liberal senator Andrew Bragg has welcomed foreign crypto ETF competition but not before domestic products have become widely available. Bragg asked the regulator to confirm it will not provide an uneven playing field for foreign ...

US Federal Reserve enacts biggest rate hike in 22 years

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  THURSDAY, 5 MAY 2022
The US Federal Reserve has raised rates by 0.5%, the most aggressive interest rate increase in over 20 years. In his opening statement, Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell said: "Inflation is much too high, and we understand the hardship it is causing ...

BennBridge appoints new chief executive

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  THURSDAY, 5 MAY 2022
Bennelong's offshore subsidiary, BennBridge UK and Europe, has appointed Robert McKillop as chief executive. McKillop has almost 30 years of experience in asset management leadership across investment, distribution, and product functions. McKillop's ...

Reserve Bank fallout after hawkish pivot

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  WEDNESDAY, 4 MAY 2022
Yesterday, the Reserve Bank of Australia surprised markets by lifting the cash rate target for the first time in over a decade. The decision to raise rates 25 basis points to 0.35% came as the RBA sought to withdraw the extraordinary monetary support ...