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Family law super reforms released

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  TUESDAY, 1 JUN 2021
The government has released the long-awaited exposure draft legislation intended to prevent individuals from hiding superannuation assets in family law proceedings. The exposure draft legislation will use information held by the Australian Taxation ...

Global Merces MD cops ASIC ban

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 31 MAY 2021
The corporate regulator has banned Holly Grofski, the managing director of Global Merces Funds Management, from working in financial services for six months. ASIC's banning order is in addition to the criminal charges Grofski is facing, which alleges ...

Court says minister has 'duty of care' in coal investment

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  FRIDAY, 28 MAY 2021
The Federal Court has ruled in favour of eight high school students, finding that the Federal Environment Minister has a duty of care not to cause them harm from climate change. The case was brought by Equity Generation Lawyers principal David Barnden. ...

AMP sued for charging dead clients

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  THURSDAY, 27 MAY 2021
ASIC has taken Federal Court action against AMP for allegedly charging more than 2000 deceased clients insurance premiums and financial advice fees after being notified of their death. The action relates to five companies that are or were subsidiaries ...

NAB denies underpaying full-time workers

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 26 MAY 2021
National Australia Bank is denying it underpaid full-time employees as part of its ongoing investigation into a payroll bungle, which to date has repaid $55 million. The Financial Sector Union has raised concerns that current and former full-time NAB ...

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 ...

Aware Super adds government relations head

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  TUESDAY, 25 MAY 2021
The $140 billion super fund has promoted a portfolio manager as head of government relations and policy. Andrea Forbes joined Aware Super in April 2020 as a portfolio manager in the asset management team. In her new role, Forbes will lead the government ...

Chief economist update: Recovery flashing hot, hot, hot

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 24 MAY 2021
... question now is whether or not these are only transient inflationary pressures - as proclaimed by most central banks (led by the Fed and ex-BOJ) - or are early signs of things to come. The answer to this would determine future monetary and fiscal pol ...

Fund manager hit with serious charges

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 21 MAY 2021
The former managing director of Global Merces Funds Management, which is now in liquidation, has been slapped with criminal charges for dishonest conduct and providing dodgy information about the fund's affairs. The court determined that Holly Grofski ...

ASIC takes action against Equiti

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 21 MAY 2021
ASIC is taking action against a financial services group for allegedly paying conflicted remuneration totalling $165,000 to its financial advisers who gave inappropriate SMSF and property advice. Equiti Financial Services (Equiti FS) - which is now ...