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Women in Super names new chief executive

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 16 MAR 2022
Women in Super appointed a new chief executive who comes with extensive experience from the education sector. Jo Kowalczyk takes the post, bringing her background in strategy, advocacy, and transformation. She was most recently the compliance and operations ...

FPA is the preferred association: Research

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 16 MAR 2022
The Financial Planning Association holds the lion's share of membership as nearly 40% of advisers report they are part of the professional body. Some 38% or 7239 active advisers on ASIC's Financial Adviser Register are members of the FPA based on the ...

Half of retail investors will go the distance

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 16 MAR 2022
Only half of retail amateur investors would stay the course if the market experienced a 20% correction or more, a new survey shows. Out of 3700 traders canvassed in Superhero's latest survey, 53% said they would stick with their investments during market ...

Centuria joins forces with Morgan Stanley

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 16 MAR 2022
Centuria Capital Group has partnered with Morgan Stanley in a bid to further expand its healthcare assets which have grown to $1.7 billion. The joint venture with Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing seeds an investment vehicle called the Centuria Prime ...

Startup launches risk retention option

KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 15 MAR 2022
A life insurance startup is launching an alternative option that targets customers who want to cancel their policy. iExtend partners with policyholders by paying the premiums of the co-owned cover. Policyholders are able to maintain their cover and ...

ETF investors soar to 1.7m

KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 15 MAR 2022
Retail investors continue to flock to passive strategies as new research shows the number of users soared to a new high of 1.7 million. Investment Trends estimated a 33% rise in the number of users of exchange-traded products during 2021, while a further ...

WT Financial Group acquires Synchron

KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 15 MAR 2022
ASX-listed WT Financial Group (WTL) is set to acquire Synchronised Business Services for $8 million. The transaction will create one of the country's largest non-aligned dealer groups with more than 600 advisers and $16 billion in funds under advice. ...

Pendal executive to join crypto firm

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 14 MAR 2022
A long-serving Pendal Group fixed income lead and his team of four have jumped ship to a cryptocurrency advisory firm. Vimal Gor, who was the head of Pendal's alternative duration, a boutique looking after the High Alpha Fixed Income Fund that was ...

Magellan loses $5bn in fortnight

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 14 MAR 2022
Magellan Financial Group reported another massive outflow in which $5 billion left the ASX-listed fund manager in two weeks. This brings total funds under management to $69.1 billion as at March 11. Some $4.7 billion of the most recent outflows came ...

Mixed reviews for advice industry reviewer

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 14 MAR 2022
Lawyer Michelle Levy's appointment in overseeing the Quality of Advice Review has received a mixed reception from the financial advice industry. The Association of Independently Owned Financial Professionals executive director Peter Johnston called ...