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Markets, economies benefit from eustress: ABDO

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 20 MAR 2024
While individuals can benefit from good levels of stress or "eustress", so too do financial markets and economies, according to an investment expert, who says that this can help move toward normalisation following a turbulent number of years. La Trobe ...

Inaugural CSLR levy slugs advisers $18.5m

KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 19 MAR 2024
The financial advice industry will be forced to pay $18.5 million to fund the Compensation Scheme of Last Resort's (CSLR) first year of operation, drawing outrage from the sector. The government released its estimates for the first and second phase ...

Castlerock embarks on $30m capital raise

KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 19 MAR 2024
Property fund manager Castlerock is aiming to raise $30 million to expand its portfolio focused on government-leased assets. The Castlerock Government Property Fund invests in state and Commonwealth government properties spanning five states. The 10-year-old ...

ASIC extends ETF class order

KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 19 MAR 2024
ASIC has released a new legislative instrument that extends relief to a broader class of quoted funds. ASIC Corporations (Relief to Facilitate Admission of Exchange Traded Funds) Instrument 2024/147 replaces [CO 13/721] ASIC Corporations (Relief to ...

GQG builds private markets unit on PAC stakes

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 18 MAR 2024
GQG Partners is launching a private markets business by acquiring Pacific Current Group's stakes in three fund managers operating in the asset class for US$71.25 million ($108.7bn). The foundations of GQG Private Capital Solutions (PCS) will comprise ...

Majority comply with IDR reporting: ASIC

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 18 MAR 2024
The latest round of the internal dispute resolution (IDR) reporting regime saw 87% of small financial firms submit their data to ASIC. The deadline for the third round of reporting, which forced a total of 8600 financial services firms to submit data ...

Court dismisses ASIC lawsuit against Finder

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 15 MAR 2024
ASIC's action against Finder Wallet has fallen flat as the Federal Court rejected allegations it was spruiking a financial product related to cryptocurrency. Justice Markovic yesterday dismissed ASIC's case against Finder.com's Finder Wallet and its ...

Low-margin clients hurt practice valuations

KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 14 MAR 2024
Lower fee-paying clients are severely affecting financial advice practices' bottom line and ultimately drag business valuations, a new analysis reveals. The latest Advice practice acquisition, sale & valuation guide from Centurion Market Makers highlights ...

Government promises transparent financial services regulation

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 13 MAR 2024
The federal government is launching an initiative to provide transparency and better coordination in how it regulates financial services firms to alleviate their compliance costs and burdens. The Financial Sector Initiatives Regulatory Grid wants to ...

Centuria raises $50m for new fund

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 13 MAR 2024
Centuria Capital Group has launched a new fund to wholesale investors that targets counter-cyclical opportunities across the property sectors and debt. The Centuria Select Opportunities Fund (CSOF) is a closed-ended unlisted fund targeting a 15% internal ...