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Victorian government agency hunts for fund manager

KANIKA SOOD  |  FRIDAY, 23 JUL 2021
The Victoria government's LaunchVic is looking for a fund manager to run a $120million startup fund. The Victorian Startup Capital Fund (VSCF) is a fund-of-funds that was announced in the Victorian Budget 2020/21 and will invest in Victorian early-stage ...

Retirement Income Covenant paper released

KANIKA SOOD  |  TUESDAY, 20 JUL 2021
The government has released a position paper on the Retirement Income Covenant and is inviting submissions until August 6. Subject to the legislation passing, the government plans to have the covenant come into effect in July 2022. The new paper, released ...

Life insurance drives economy: Research

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  TUESDAY, 6 JUL 2021
The life insurance industry has emerged as a key driver of global economic growth, new research shows. The latest MetLife Value of Life Insurance report aims to increase customer engagement and noted life insurance provides stable, long-term investment ...

Super tax concessions to outstrip Age Pension by 2040: Report

KANIKA SOOD  |  MONDAY, 28 JUN 2021
By 2040, the government will be spending more on superannuation tax concessions than on the Age Pension, according to the fifth Intergenerational Report released today. The government currently spends about 2% of the GDP on superannuation tax concessions. ...

MAX Award winners crowned

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  FRIDAY, 11 JUN 2021
Now in their 26 th year, the Financial Standard MAX Awards for 2021 were presented at an event at Luna Park, Sydney last night, recognising the exceptional efforts of marketing, advertising and distribution teams in financial services. Close to 300 ...

Government to strengthen FMI

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  WEDNESDAY, 9 JUN 2021
The government will soon introduce a regulatory reform package on Financial Market Infrastructure (FMI) following a review by Australia's financial regulators. The Council of Financial Regulators (CFR) consisting of APRA, ASIC, Treasury and the Reserve ...

Last day to vote in MAX Awards

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  FRIDAY, 28 MAY 2021
Voting for the 16 th annual Financial Standard MAX Awards will close at midnight tonight. So far the nominees have received 17,303 votes in total. The MAX Awards celebrate outstanding marketing, advertising and sales professionals in the financial services ...

Chief economist update: Victoria's victory against the virus voided

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 28 MAY 2021
Australia's state of Victoria is back in lockdown. So are Victorians' irritation and anger at having their lives and livelihood restricted for the fourth time since the coronavirus began early last year. So are estimates of the cost to the state ...

Chief economist update: China and Australia's interdependence

BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 26 MAY 2021
While China continues to ramp up its attempts to bring Australia to heel through rhetoric, threats and measures limiting/banning imports of Australian products - from barley to lobsters to wine - into its shores, China remains our top export market. ...

Accessing super cements inequality: Report

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  TUESDAY, 25 MAY 2021
A new report has assessed the impact of COVID-19 on low-income earners in Australia, with findings illustrating harm caused by the early release of super program. The Brotherhood of St Lawrence Shocks and Safety Nets report found that financial wellbeing ...