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AMP loses BOLR changes class action

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 5 JUL 2023
The Federal Court this morning has ruled in favour of disgruntled AMP Financial Planning advisers who saw the value of their practices deteriorate after the parent company controversially changed its Buyer of Last Resort (BOLR) rules. In handing down ...

Trustees must do better on account consolidation: ASIC

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  THURSDAY, 29 JUN 2023
Super funds are not doing enough to address duplicate member accounts, with an ASIC review forcing some trustees to remediate members. Under the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993, super trustees must have processes in place to tackle multiple ...

Anti-hawking laws could dampen super fund advice: Academic

KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 27 JUN 2023
An academic has raised concerns about the impact anti-hawking laws will have on superannuation funds' ability to provide financial advice amid the federal government's proposal to open advice to other channels. Anthony Asher, an associate professor ...

Advisers embrace less back-office burden

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 23 JUN 2023
Financial advisers have welcomed the elimination of many back-office inefficiencies under the federal government's adoption of the Quality of Advice Review recommendations. Some of the QAR recommendations assistant treasurer Stephen Jones flagged ...

Centuria looks to grow WA portfolio

CHLOE WALKER  |  FRIDAY, 23 JUN 2023
The latest purchase of a $16 million Busselton neighbourhood shopping centre reflects the group's increased focus on the golden state, according to head of retail Bruce McCully. The daily needs neighbourhood shopping centre is anchored by a Coles ...

SMSFs brace for more reforms: Expert

KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 20 JUN 2023
As June 30 approaches, self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) must brace themselves for more regulatory reforms that could impact their hard-earned savings, according to a superannuation expert. HLB Mann Judd superannuation partner Mitchell Markwick ...

Consultation opens on NALI reforms

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  TUESDAY, 20 JUN 2023
The government has proposed several changes to the non-arm's length income (NALI) regulations, which are set to affect self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) and small APRA-regulated funds (SAF). The Treasury Laws Amendment (Measures for Consultation) ...

Allianz Retire+ makes key appointments

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  MONDAY, 19 JUN 2023
Allianz Retire+ has appointed a national platform and research relationship manager, while also making a raft of high-profile appointments to its Retirement Advisory Board. Joining the Allianz Retire+ team as national platform and research relationship ...

Labor advances super performance test changes

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 19 JUN 2023
As the government unveils a raft of updates to the superannuation performance test, due to take effect in August, some trustees are worried that it subjects Choice products to a rigid criterion. As previously flagged, all products will be subject to ...

ETF explainer: Understanding their structure

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  FRIDAY, 16 JUN 2023
At the Financial Standard Technical Services Forum, Betashares associate director Gavin Montgomery explored the unsung structural aspects of ETFs. It's no secret ETFs have experienced growing popularity, especially among financial advisers. The ...