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Arowana winds up LIC
KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 7 JAN 2021
The Arowana Contrarian Value Fund (CVF) is in the process of winding up and delisting from the ASX after a period of underperformance. The listed investment vehicle flagged in April 2020 that it was "engaging in a detailed strategic review" because ...
Super funds back COVID-19 preventative drug
KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 7 JAN 2021
Four major superannuation funds are backing a biotech company that is developing a preventative nasal spray that claims to prevent COVID-19 and the common cold. AustralianSuper, HESTA, Hostplus and Statewide Super have joined forces with CSL, a venture ...
ASIC takes fintech to court
KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 6 JAN 2021
The corporate regulator has initiated action against a fintech for allegedly misleading customers about the benefits of investing in residential property in self-managed superannuation funds. Squirrel Superannuation Services, an SMSF platform provider ...
Prioritise underperformance over stapling: AIST
KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 6 JAN 2021
The Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees says the new Your Future, Your Super laws should prioritise underperformance ahead of stapling as existing members stuck in dud funds will be worse off. In its submission to the draft legislation ...
Super fund targets homegrown opportunities
KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 1 JAN 2021
The coronavirus pandemic is a boon for the localisation of Australian businesses that will create investment opportunities and jobs growth, two superannuation fund experts predict. Statewide Super chief executive Tony D'Alessandro and chief investment ...
ASIC slams auditors
KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 23 DEC 2020
The corporate regulator has lambasted the major auditors for sloppy work, and poor governance and accountability practices. A sample of audits for the six months to June 2020 questions the quality and integrity of audit services. In aggregate, ASIC ...
Super funds boost stake in US toll roads
KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 23 DEC 2020
AustralianSuper and UniSuper have bolstered their investments in a major road development based on the east coast of the US. Together with the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPP Investments), the superannuation funds will acquire a 50% stake ...
QLD super funds advance merger
KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 22 DEC 2020
LGIAsuper and Energy Super will proceed with a merger that is set to finalise as early as 1 July 2021. The board of the two Queensland-based superannuation funds have signed a binding heads of agreement following a two-and-a-half month due diligence ...
Charles Schwab fails consumers, cops fine
KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 22 DEC 2020
Charles Schwab UK has been fined $15.6 million for failing to protect consumers and lying to the regulator. CSUK has to cough up GBP8.96 million for a number for safeguard and compliance failures, the UK's Financial Conduct Authority has found, noting ...
APRA Connect to go live in 2021
KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 22 DEC 2020
APRA has recommenced work on its data-collection project, which will go live in September 2021. Web-based platform APRA Connect ultimately replaces Direct to APRA (D2A) as the data collection tool. The test environment will kick off from June 2021. ...
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