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Politicians spar over future of superannuation guarantee

ALISON BEVEGE  |  FRIDAY, 26 AUG 2011
Politics flared today on the proposed increase in the superannuation guarantee with each side remaining entrenched in their positions. Minister for Superannuation Bill Shorten called on the Coalition to support the lifting of the superannuation guarantee ...

Super funds prefer employers via clearing houses

ALISON BEVEGE  |  FRIDAY, 26 AUG 2011
Superannuation funds far prefer dealing with employer payments through separate clearing houses, a super fund technology expert said yesterday. Shane Collister, general manager for technology solutions at TelstraSuper said the fund has employers of ...

IFM hits back at claims it plays politics with super fund money

ALISON BEVEGE  |  FRIDAY, 26 AUG 2011
The chief executive of asset manager Industry Funds Management has hit back at press reports about his organisation's plan to run clean energy advertisements to coincide with the Labor Government's carbon tax campaign, calling the coverage "inaccurate". ...

Software helps financial advisers pin down most valuable clients

ALISON BEVEGE  |  THURSDAY, 25 AUG 2011
Macquarie's financial planning software division COIN today released a new package that helps financial advisers see which clients are earning them the most money, the firm said. The new tool can also enable financial practice managers to see which ...

IOOF profits soar despite difficult times

ALISON BEVEGE  |  THURSDAY, 25 AUG 2011
Diversified financial group IOOF has reported statutory net profits after tax have risen by 28.4% to $99.5 million in its annual results released today. Chris Kelaher, managing director of IOOF, said it was a very pleasing result and had come despite ...

iPac buys $230m SA planning practice

ALISON BEVEGE  |  THURSDAY, 25 AUG 2011
Wealth management firm iPac has bought a $230 million Adelaide-based planning practice, growing the funds under management of its South Australian arm to more than $1.2 billion. Financial advisory firm Intervest Holdings has taken its team of six financial ...

New software can make financial advice hub for super fund administrators

ALISON BEVEGE  |  WEDNESDAY, 24 AUG 2011
Technology provider Decimal has created a new version of its online system to allow superannuation fund administrators to have a centralised financial advice hub that can be used by its multiple client super funds. Jan Kolbusz, managing director of ...

MLC to launch new flagship insurance product

ALISON BEVEGE  |  WEDNESDAY, 24 AUG 2011
MLC is to launch a new insurance product in October, which it says will be their flagship offering. Duncan West, executive general manager of insurance, said Protectionfirst and MLC Personal Protection Portfolio are to be replaced by a newly engineered ...

AIA Australia creates Asia role, new CEO

ALISON BEVEGE  |  TUESDAY, 23 AUG 2011
Life insurance group AIA Australia has appointed chief executive Damien Green to a Hong Kong-based role where he will grow AIA Group business across the region. Green has held the reins at AIA Australia since November 2009 and will start the newly created ...

UK pension liabilities bigger than the bank

ALISON BEVEGE  |  TUESDAY, 23 AUG 2011
Falling global equity markets have caused UK pension liabilities to grow in relative size, in one case outstripping the market capitalisation of its parent bank, a Citibank study has found. Lloyds Banking Group now has pension liabilities of 26.8 billion ...