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CFA releases disappointing pass rate

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 7 FEB 2022
Only 27% of candidates who sat the latest Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) level one exam passed. The November exam, which had 28,170 aspiring investment management professions undertaking the session, saw a marginal improvement compared to the May ...

J.P. MAM head of Australia funds departs

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 7 FEB 2022
J.P. Morgan Asset Management's local head of funds business has tendered his resignation after nearly a decade with the firm. Head of the funds business for Australia and New Zealand David Hallifax will pursue other opportunities, the asset manager ...

Acquisitions bolster Kelly Partners results

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 7 FEB 2022
Several acquisitions bolstered the performance of Kelly Partners in the six months to December, the latest financial results show. The ASX-listed group saw a 25% increase in revenue to $30.9 million, thanks to its acquisition spree which contributed ...

ANZ appoints chief technology officer

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 7 FEB 2022
The ANZ banking group has appointed a new chief technology officer in a newly created position. Tim Hogarth, who was previously the bank's chief architect, was promoted to the role this month. Prior to ANZ, he spent a decade at Commonwealth Bank in ...

Magellan shuns turnaround companies

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 4 FEB 2022
Magellan Financial Group chair Hamish Douglass continues to take a contrarian stance by shunning "turnaround companies", claiming they make it difficult for fund managers to be profitable. A company in the process of turning around its operations are ...

RI Advice slapped with $6m penalty

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 4 FEB 2022
RI Advice was slapped with a $6 million penalty for failing to keep tabs on a representative who invested clients' money in risky and complex financial products. The Federal Court found that RI Advice failed to take the appropriate steps to ensure ...

FPA calls for stronger experience pathway

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 4 FEB 2022
The Financial Planning Association of Australia said it does not agree with the proposed changes to the experience pathway, claiming it would undermine the road to professionalism. Newly appointed chief executive Sarah Abood criticised the federal government's ...

Pinnacle folds boutique

KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 3 FEB 2022
Pinnacle Investment Management shuttered one of its affiliates just two years after it acquired a stake. Reminiscent Capital, a discretionary Asian macro strategy, folded in November 2021, resulting in a $1.8 million write off. Pinnacle hoped that Reminiscent ...

CFS awards platform technology mandate

KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 3 FEB 2022
Colonial First State awarded a major technology mandate in a bid to revamp its wrap platform. Specialist investment platform provider FNZ won the task of transforming FirstWrap, replacing its underlying technology as CFS attempts to cement its lead ...

Mercer creates local sales lead role

KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 3 FEB 2022
An investment management veteran has joined Mercer in a newly created sales role to support its growth agenda in Australia. Former Capital Group managing director for Australia and New Zealand Paul Hennessy joins the firm as Australian sales leader. ...