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Morningstar bets on active fund managers

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 21 MAR 2022
As market sell-offs continue to pummel ASX-listed active fund managers, Morningstar is betting big that Pendal, Magellan, Pinnacle and Platinum will deliver past the short-term noise. The fund mangers' "compounding potential" for larger assets under ...

Douglass exits Magellan board

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 21 MAR 2022
Magellan Financial Group's Hamish Douglass tendered his resignation as a director from the board effective March 19. The board said his resignation is "due solely to his medical leave of absence", which was announced to the ASX on February 7. The ...

Experienced advisers in education limbo

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 21 MAR 2022
Experienced financial advisers that have yet to gain a bachelor's degree or equivalent are caught in the middle of a political maelstrom promising an easier education pathway. With both major parties announcing significant changes to adviser qualifications ...

Adviser numbers close in on 17k

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 18 MAR 2022
The number of financial advisers is close to dipping below the 17,000 mark as more than 700 recently exited the industry. As of March 17, the ASIC Financial Adviser Register recorded 17,246 active advisers, Rainmaker modelling of the data reveals. On ...

ASIC opens CCIV licensing consultation

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 18 MAR 2022
ASIC is seeking feedback on licensing rules for the Corporate Collective Investment Vehicles regime ahead of its July implementation date. The consultation includes examining the licensing application process - AFSLs wanting to apply and operate a CCIV ...

GIC bolsters Australian real estate JV

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 18 MAR 2022
Singapore's sovereign wealth fund GIC expanded its partnership with a local real estate fund manager by injecting its joint venture with an additional $2.4 billion. NorthWest Australia's healthcare real estate joint venture with GIC has reached ...

BetaShares launches Aussie bluechip ETF

KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 17 MAR 2022
BetaShares is set to launch a strategy that invests in Australian companies deemed to be of high quality. The BetaShares Australian Quality ETF, with ticker code AQLT, comprises companies that have high return on equity, low leverage and relative earnings ...

EQT secures RE, custody mandates

KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 17 MAR 2022
An alternatives asset manager and lender handed down a custody and responsible entity mandate to Equity Trustees for one of its funds. Metrics Credit Partners chose EQT to oversee the two functions for its Metrics Direct Income Fund. EQT replaces Sandhurst ...

TAL wins life company award for 2021

KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 17 MAR 2022
TAL has taken out the Association of Financial Advisers' 2021 Life Company of the Year Award for the fifth consecutive year. TAL also won the Overall Platinum and Income Protection categories. NEOS Life took home four awards for Service Quality, Trauma ...

Frontier appoints head of strategy

KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 17 MAR 2022
A new strategy lead has joined Frontier to help the asset consultant capitalise on its recent growth trajectory. The firm announced that Megan Mulia will become the head of strategy from April 19, overseeing corporate strategy, business planning and ...
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