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IOOF posts $33.2m profit

BEN COLLINS  |  MONDAY, 25 FEB 2013
Listed wealth manager IOOF has announced a $33.2 million net profit after tax for the period to 31 December. "IOOF has delivered another solid underlying performance amidst an ever-changing financial and regulatory environment," said Christopher Kelaher ...

Accountants in demand

BEN COLLINS  |  MONDAY, 25 FEB 2013
Accountants are one of several professions that are in short supply in Australia, new research has revealed. The Clarius Skills Index for December shows that accountants, along with engineers, IT professionals, corporate services managers are in high ...

Maple-Brown Abbott moves into global listed infra

BEN COLLINS  |  FRIDAY, 22 FEB 2013
Investment manager Maple-Brown Abbott yesterday said it would launch a new global listed infrastructure investment strategy. The investment team for the new strategy will include Andrew Maple-Brown, Steven Kempler, Lachlan Pike and Justin Lannen. All ...

SMSF adviser escapes jail time with suspended sentence

BEN COLLINS  |  FRIDAY, 22 FEB 2013
A former self-managed superannuation adviser was yesterday sentenced to a suspended year and a half in jail after he tricked clients into buying his own shares. Craig Dangar was yesterday sentenced in the Downing Centre District Court, to concurrent ...

Takeover to drive $8m in savings

BEN COLLINS  |  FRIDAY, 22 FEB 2013
If a takeover bid for rival The Trust Company is a success, the combined businesses will enjoy $8 million a year in savings, Equity Trustees has told shareholders. Yesterday Equity Trustees said that it would try and buy its competitor The Trust Company. ...

ASIC slaps biggest fine ever

BEN COLLINS  |  FRIDAY, 22 FEB 2013
Financial services watchdog ASIC has handed out a record fine of $500k to a man who ran a $30 million scam targeting SMSFs. David Hobbs of Nelson, New Zealand, who was described as the "mastermind" behind more than a dozen unregistered offshore managed ...

Industry groups join forces to mount super campaign

BEN COLLINS  |  THURSDAY, 21 FEB 2013
Industry groups have warned politicians to guarantee that no further changes will be made to superannuation. This morning both the Financial Services Council and the newly-formed SMSF Owners' Alliance gave Federal Government a March 12 deadline, the ...

Second UK client for IRESS

BEN COLLINS  |  THURSDAY, 21 FEB 2013
Software provider IRESS has secured its second major client in the United Kingdom. Wealth management company Towry has confirmed it will use IRESS's XPLAN software in its 18 offices across the United Kingdom. Towry's implementation of XPLAN is already ...

AMP Capital posts strong earnings

BEN COLLINS  |  THURSDAY, 21 FEB 2013
Higher internal management fees and improved investment markets have helped AMP's funds management arm (AMP Capital) post a strong increase in operating earnings. Wealth manager AMP released its results this morning, which show that AMP Capital's operating ...

AIST appoints CEO

BEN COLLINS  |  MONDAY, 18 FEB 2013
The Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees has named a chief executive officer to replace former CEO Fiona Reynolds who left in January. On Friday the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) said its executive manager of policy ...