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Westpac reports $3.1bn in cash earnings

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  MONDAY, 9 MAY 2022
The bank's cash earnings dropped due to competitive pressures on net interest margins and reduced credit impairment benefits. More promisingly, Westpac's earnings were up 71% compared to the second half of last year due to the success of its cost reset ...

Woolworths scraps AMP super mandate

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  FRIDAY, 6 MAY 2022
Woolworths has terminated the $4 billion corporate super mandate it had with AMP, instead appointing Australian Retirement Trust to manage 30,000 employees' superannuation. In a Q1 2022 assets under management and cashflows update to investors ...

Macquarie Group posts record earnings

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  FRIDAY, 6 MAY 2022
Macquarie Group has posted a $A4.7 billion net profit for the year ended 31 March 2022, up 56% from the prior year. This strong result was carried by impressive performances across all the companies operating groups. Items within the banking group that ...

Senator Bragg defends domestic crypto ETFs

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  THURSDAY, 5 MAY 2022
In a letter to ASIC, Liberal senator Andrew Bragg has welcomed foreign crypto ETF competition but not before domestic products have become widely available. Bragg asked the regulator to confirm it will not provide an uneven playing field for foreign ...

US Federal Reserve enacts biggest rate hike in 22 years

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  THURSDAY, 5 MAY 2022
The US Federal Reserve has raised rates by 0.5%, the most aggressive interest rate increase in over 20 years. In his opening statement, Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell said: "Inflation is much too high, and we understand the hardship it is causing ...

BennBridge appoints new chief executive

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  THURSDAY, 5 MAY 2022
Bennelong's offshore subsidiary, BennBridge UK and Europe, has appointed Robert McKillop as chief executive. McKillop has almost 30 years of experience in asset management leadership across investment, distribution, and product functions. McKillop's ...

Reserve Bank fallout after hawkish pivot

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  WEDNESDAY, 4 MAY 2022
Yesterday, the Reserve Bank of Australia surprised markets by lifting the cash rate target for the first time in over a decade. The decision to raise rates 25 basis points to 0.35% came as the RBA sought to withdraw the extraordinary monetary support ...

MLC Life Insurance joins forces with Insignia Financial

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  WEDNESDAY, 4 MAY 2022
... finalise the claim, and members can continue to track the progress via LifeView. MLC Life Insurance chief claims officer Andrew Beevors said the new service highlighted how the company was making inroads to make it easier to lodge a claim. The company ...

ANZ stablecoin amplifies changing operating models

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  WEDNESDAY, 4 MAY 2022
ANZ has seized the opportunities afforded to it by global digital currency adoption and created the first Australian-bank-issued stablecoin with positive results. Having only recently minted its first stablecoin, ANZ has already found several key elements ...

Packhorse acquires trophy property, opens next raise

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  TUESDAY, 3 MAY 2022
Packhorse has acquired a 10,000-hectare South East Queensland property, Moolan Downs Aggregation which has brought the company's total assets under management to $104 million. The latest addition to the real estate investment company's portfolio ...