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Advice reforms can solve retirement income challenges

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 9 FEB 2024
Opening up superannuation funds to more comprehensive financial advice could help solve some of the retirement income challenges Australians face, according to the Actuaries Institute. In its submission to the Retirement Phase of Superannuation consultation ...

ASIC chases 757 adviser registrations

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 9 FEB 2024
ASIC has issued its final reminder to the 757 financial advisers who have yet to register with the corporate regulator. As of February 6, ASIC counted many relevant providers who have outstanding registrations. They have until February 16 to get cracking ...

Cash rate unchanged at 4.35%

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 7 FEB 2024
The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) kept the cash rate unchanged at 4.35% on the back of positive inflation data in its first meeting for 2024. Despite inflation registering at 4.1% for the month of December, down from a peak of 7.8% one year prior ...

SMSF scammers charged with criminal offences

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 7 FEB 2024
A duo who allegedly defrauded self-managed super funds (SMSF) have been charged by the Melbourne Magistrates Court with a string of criminal offences. The charges follow an ASIC investigation into the activities of Joseph Cullia and Zoran Markovic ...

Clime avoids board spill

KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 6 FEB 2024
Clime Investment Management has avoided a board spill that was brought about by its former chair and a substantial shareholder. Major shareholder Torres Industries, which is associated with former Clime chair Don McLay, attempted to oust directors John ...

Actively managed, ESG funds top 2023 outflows

KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 6 FEB 2024
Actively managed funds and ESG strategies suffered the biggest outflows in 2023 at a combined $57.7 billion. According to Calastone's Global fund flows report, actively managed strategies lost $42 billion (US$27.2bn), eclipsed by passive equity ...

iExtend finds interim arrangement to operate

KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 6 FEB 2024
After being rebuked by ASIC for operating without an AFS Licence, iExtend is now running under a Corporate Authorised Representative (CAR) arrangement for the interim. A CAR enables iExtend to act as an agent of an AFS Licensee, meaning it is authorised ...

SMSFA prepares delegates for major super tax reform

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 5 FEB 2024
The SMSF Association is urging the wealth management sector to embrace learning opportunities at this year's National Conference, particularly as major reforms such as the $3 million superannuation tax changes loom. The SMSFA will host its flagship ...

Scarcity buys stake in asset manager

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 5 FEB 2024
Scarcity Partners has bought into an $8 billion asset manager that caters to private wealth firms. Scarcity acquired a 30% interest in Evidentia Group but did not disclose the dollar value. Evidentia works with private wealth firms to build investment ...

Dirigere Advisory rebrands to Intelligent Planning

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 2 FEB 2024
Financial advice licensing support provider Dirigere Advisory has rebranded to Intelligent Planning, hiring a new advice distribution manager in the process. Intelligent Planning was launched on January 15 and operates under the same Dirigere AFSL. ...