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Third person pleads guilty in Courtenay House Ponzi scheme

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  WEDNESDAY, 20 MAR 2024
David Sipina, a Croydon local, who had a role at defunct investment manager Courtenay House, has pleaded guilty to carrying on a financial services business without a licence and dealing in the proceeds of crime. Between 24 June 2015 and 21 April 2017 ...

ASIC ends legal battle: Provide Capital's appeal quashed

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  MONDAY, 18 MAR 2024
The Federal Court has dismissed an appeal by Provide Capital; it must now comply with a notice issued by ASIC to produce documents and pay the regulator's legal costs. ASIC had previously served a notice on Provide Capital to produce documents as part ...

Government dawdling on paid parental leave super: Greens

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  MONDAY, 18 MAR 2024
The Greens will propose changes to the government's Paid Parental Leave Bill (PPL) to ensure that superannuation is paid on PPL from July 1 this year. Earlier this month, the government announced that the PPL scheme will include superannuation guarantee ...

Iress sells mortgages arm to Bain Capital

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  FRIDAY, 15 MAR 2024
Iress will sell its UK mortgages business to Bain Capital for $164.3 million before costs. The financial software firm said the sale is a big step in its ongoing transformation strategy to sell-off non-core assets. The net proceeds from the sale will ...

MFS Investment Management appoints chief investment officer

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  FRIDAY, 15 MAR 2024
MFS Investment Management has named Alison O'Neil as its new chief investment officer, starting from 1 January 2025. O'Neil will oversee MFS's 300-person investment team, including fixed income, quantitative solutions, and global treading ...

Advanced ETP portfolios come at higher cost, complexity

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  THURSDAY, 14 MAR 2024
Investors can opt for a more advanced portfolio of exchange-traded products (ETPs), but this comes with increased fees and complexity. According to Rainmaker Information, constructing a balanced portfolio with intermediate ETPs, which target systemic ...

AMP upgrades North investment platform

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  THURSDAY, 14 MAR 2024
AMP's North wrap platform has introduced a feature that enables financial advisers to select investments by entering a client's target portfolio weightings. The investment switch functionality is designed to better align with how advisers construct ...

ASFA Retirement Standard hits record high

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  WEDNESDAY, 13 MAR 2024
The ASFA Retirement Standard for December quarter 2023 increased to a record high $72,148 per year for couples, and $51,278 for singles. The necessary lump sum for a "comfortable retirement" increased by 3.5% from last year. "Retiree budgets have been ...

Ontario Teachers' massively underperforms benchmark

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  WEDNESDAY, 13 MAR 2024
Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board reported a meagre 1.9% net return for 2023, falling short of its 8.7% benchmark, translating to a $15.8 billion negative value add. This contrasted with a modest 4% return in 2022, which surpassed its benchmark ...

New Forests appoints first global head of funds

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  WEDNESDAY, 13 MAR 2024
New Forests has named Macquarie Asset Management (MAM) veteran Michelle Elliot as its global head of funds. In the newly created role, Elliot will be responsible for improving investment, operations, and investment analytics to support the investment ...