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|The Department of Social Services (DSS) has backed down from its plan to change the way it assesses current holders of the Challenger Care Annuity. However, Challenger has agreed to redesign the product in line with the new 'user pays' aged care policies ...|
|AustralianSuper may act like an investment bank in underwriting future transactions, but only when it gives the fund a better deal on long-term investments, the fund's chief investment officer Mark Delaney has said. Earlier this year AustralianSuper ...|
|MLC has partnered with the SMSF Professionals' Association of Australia (SPAA) to provide advisers with self-managed super fund (SMSF) advice accreditation, training and support. Under the scheme, MLC and NAB licensees who attain SPAA accreditation ...|
|Incoming TWUSUPER chief executive Paul Sayer has questioned the motivation of the Royal Commission into Union Governance and Corruption, urging the commissioner to take a balanced view in his initial findings, which are due out on Monday. Just over ...|
|The upcoming tax white paper must redesign the taxation of superannuation so that it no longer disproportionately favours wealthy people, according to the Financial System Inquiry final report. The white paper, which is due to be drawn up next year ...|
|Former MLC chief executive Steve Tucker and former JBWere chief executive Paul Heath have launched a new private wealth management firm, Koda Capital. Privately funded by private equity players and former wealth industry executives, Koda Capital will ...|
|Revenue and profits for the 12 months to June 2014 have remained flat for life insurance companies, according to the latest statistics released by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA). While most of the figures released in the latest ...|
|Hastings Funds Management has partnered with the largest trust bank in Japan, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank (SuMi Trust), to invest in infrastructure debt opportunities in Europe. Under the partnership, Hastings and Tokyo-based SuMi Trust have already ...|
|The Financial System Inquiry final report has recommended superannuation funds make more use of longevity pooling in their retirement products. The report recommended that super funds offer a quasi-default 'comprehensive income product for retirement' ...|
|AMP Capital has joined ASX's mFund Settlement Service, listing six of its funds on the service. This takes the number of fund managers listed on the service to 23, and the number of funds to 70. ASX managed investment services manager Ian Irvine said ...|
Pendal Group has made year-long fee cuts on two funds, as it sees the Reserve Bank of Australia holding the cash rate at the record-low of 0.25%.
Standard & Poor's has downgraded AMP Limited's credit rating from BBB+ to BBB, with all AMP Group entities on CreditWatch with negative implications.
ME Bank chief executive Jamie McPhee has resigned after weathering scrutiny over the bank's adjusting of redraw facilities for mortgage customers and its relationship with the industry funds that own it.
At a time when many Australians are engaging directly with their superannuation fund for the first time, member satisfaction appears mixed, with two separate surveys producing some opposing views.
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