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SMSF industry hits back on 'rort' claims

MELANIE TIMBRELL  |  FRIDAY, 28 SEP 2012
Specialist SMSF group Dixon Advisory has rejected claims that self-managed super funds should be subject to new tax treatment, arguing that recent papers ignore tax concessions available to all superannuation members. Nerida Cole, managing director ...

Towers Watson expands Microsoft agreement

MELANIE TIMBRELL  |  FRIDAY, 28 SEP 2012
Global professional services company Towers Watson has broadened the terms of its agreement with Microsoft to adapt some software applications, develop new processes for risk-based modelling applications and increase use of cloud computing. Mark Beardall ...

Investment teams need more skin in game

MELANIE TIMBRELL  |  THURSDAY, 27 SEP 2012
Requiring employees and investment teams in institutions to have their own super money in funds put together for clients would help control agency risk, one research manager has argued. Daniel Liptak, head of alternative research at Zenith Investment ...

China slowdown hits rich list

MELANIE TIMBRELL  |  THURSDAY, 27 SEP 2012
China's 2012 Rich List released by the Hurun Report this week showed that for the first time since 2005 the number of USD-value billionaires in the country has declined, dropping by 20 over the past year to number 251. In another interesting indication ...

Bendigo Wealth launches SMSF admin offer

MELANIE TIMBRELL  |  THURSDAY, 27 SEP 2012
Bendigo Wealth has launched an end-to-end SMSF administration service in partnership with SuperIQ. The offer termed SuperAstute has the capability to establish the fund's trust deed and linked bank accounts, monitor investments, monitor contribution ...

Compliance stifling innovation: BTFG

MELANIE TIMBRELL  |  WEDNESDAY, 26 SEP 2012
Industry preoccupation with FOFA and the amount of funds flowing into compliance has stifled innovation in the platforms space, BT's head of platform products said, while predicting an evolution in the way technology is used. Kelly Power said the three ...

Greater uptake in global equities: Zurich

MELANIE TIMBRELL  |  WEDNESDAY, 26 SEP 2012
International equities are rising in popularity among Australian advisers, a Zurich survey has found. Almost 70% of advisers surveyed reported they intend to increase their clients' allocation to international equities in the next six to 12 months. ...

Storm preyed on the naive: ASIC

MELANIE TIMBRELL  |  TUESDAY, 25 SEP 2012
Storm Financial consciously targeted unsophisticated retiree investors who owned their homes but were inexperienced in financial matters, a Brisbane court has heard. Allan Myers, QC who is representing ASIC said investors were lured by presentations ...

ASIC bans two advisers

MELANIE TIMBRELL  |  TUESDAY, 25 SEP 2012
ASIC has banned two advisers from providing financial services following breaches including unlawful early release of superannuation benefits. Simon Turudia, formerly an authorised representative of AMP Financial Planning was found to have arranged ...

Controversial short-sell ban inconclusive

MELANIE TIMBRELL  |  TUESDAY, 25 SEP 2012
ASIC has defended its 2008 decision to permanently ban naked short-selling and temporarily ban covered short sales, despite its report on the GFC restrictions being inconclusive as to outcome. Yesterday the regulator's deputy chairman Belinda Gibson ...