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UniSuper owns 5pc of Gunns

RUTH LIEW  |  MONDAY, 1 NOV 2010
The $25.4 billion UniSuper has become a 5 per cent shareholder of Gunns, after its fund managers increased their stakes in the controversial Tasmanian timber company last week. Simon Hudson, head of equities at UniSuper, said the 5 per cent stake is ...

The changing face of super: State Street

RUTH LIEW  |  MONDAY, 1 NOV 2010
Australia's superannuation sector is expected to top $6 trillion over the next 25 years - as investors move to tap more aged-linked investments, SMSFs continue their rapid growth and super funds bring more of their investments in-house, according to ...

More products, more support for planners: BTIM

RUTH LIEW  |  MONDAY, 1 NOV 2010
BT Investment Management will increase the support it gives to financial planners and roll out new products for the retail market as part of its expansion plan, the firm said after announcing a cash net profit after tax of $30.9 million this morning. ...

Tower improves Accelerated Protection

RUTH LIEW  |  FRIDAY, 29 OCT 2010
Income protection, TPD, and critical illness protection have all received improvements on Tower's Accelerated Protection platform as the insurer finetunes its services to advisers. The firm has made 26 product improvements and updated its medical limits ...

Media Super signs UN PRI

RUTH LIEW  |  FRIDAY, 29 OCT 2010
Media Super has become one of the latest super funds to adopt the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment. Media Super, the industry fund which caters to people in creative industries, said it believes companies that act in a responsible ...

Cashflows down, but Flexible Super shines: AMP

RUTH LIEW  |  THURSDAY, 28 OCT 2010
AMP's new all-in-one AMP Flexible Super product delivered a star performance in the latest quarter, netting $544 million in cashflow, but cashflow numbers elsewhere fell compared to the previous period. AMP announced in an ASX statement today that its ...

Johnson Report holds key to competition

RUTH LIEW  |  THURSDAY, 28 OCT 2010
The most significant recommendation from the four major reviews in financial services comes from the Johnson Report to reduce interest withholding tax, which could place Australia at the top of the global competition ranks, research shows. More than ...

MLC stars in NAB $4.2bn profit

RUTH LIEW  |  WEDNESDAY, 27 OCT 2010
NAB's acquisition of Aviva, double digit insurance premiums growth and improved investment markets have helped MLC and NAB Wealth become key contributors to the bank's $4.2 billion net profit this year. NAB announced this morning a 19.3 per cent increase ...

Takeover will not affect client funds: Perpetual

RUTH LIEW  |  WEDNESDAY, 27 OCT 2010
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts' bid for Perpetual only involves shares in Perpetual Limited - and does not give the private equity firm access to client funds, the chairman of the committee overseeing the takeover deal told investors. "I would like to stress ...

Australians willing to pay just $300 for advice

RUTH LIEW  |  TUESDAY, 26 OCT 2010
The average Australian believes financial advice should cost just $300 upfront - almost 10 times less what planners say is the break-even cost of providing full advice, and a figure planners are calling "completely unrealistic". New research from Investment ...