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Consultum sets 20pc planner growth target

CHRIS NICHOLLS  |  WEDNESDAY, 14 NOV 2007
IOOF has set a target to increase planner numbers at its subsidiary Consultum by 20 per cent in the next year, according to chief executive Tony Robinson. While Consultum had already increased planner numbers this year, Robinson said they would still ...

Macq goes global

CHRIS NICHOLLS  |  TUESDAY, 13 NOV 2007
Macquarie's continued push into overseas markets has helped the group post a record half-yearly profit of $1.06 billion after tax. The results are a 45 per cent increase over the group's $730 million profit for the same period last year. The profit ...

No super for many small businesses

CHRIS NICHOLLS  |  TUESDAY, 13 NOV 2007
Four in ten small- to medium-size business owners have no source of superannuation other than their business assets, and 85 per cent of those have no exit plan, according to a new survey from RSM Bird Cameron (RSMBC). The survey, titled 'Think Big - ...

AustSafe launches new pension products

CHRIS NICHOLLS  |  TUESDAY, 13 NOV 2007
AustSafe Super has launched a new account based pension and transition to retirement pension product. Both products include Australian equities, international equities, property and fixed interest for the first time, taking total investment choices ...

Fixed interest still tops cash: Zenith

CHRIS NICHOLLS  |  MONDAY, 12 NOV 2007
Despite high interest rates and corresponding poor bond yields, fixed interest funds are still a better option than cash, according to a new Zenith report. The 2007 Fixed Interest Sector Review found while investors had become increasingly concerned ...

S&P launch three new Shariah indices

CHRIS NICHOLLS  |  MONDAY, 12 NOV 2007
Standard and Poor's has launched three new Shariah law-compliant indices, targeting infrastructure, healthcare and large-midcap stocks. The three indices are the S&P Global Infrastructure Shariah, S&P Global Healthcare Shariah, and S&P/IFCI Large-MidCap ...

CommBank buys IWL

CHRIS NICHOLLS  |  MONDAY, 12 NOV 2007
The Commonwealth Bank has taken over broking technology provider IWL, dismissing the company's board and replacing chief executive Otto Buttula. The purchase became final after the Victorian Supreme Court authorised court orders lodged by IWL on Friday. ...

Portfolio Partners predicts 30-year resources boom

CHRIS NICHOLLS  |  FRIDAY, 9 NOV 2007
Portfolio Partners predicts Australia is about to experience a "30-year resources boom", and has developed a new Australian Resources Trust to take advantage of it. The trust will invest in oil and energy, as well as base metals and small cap agricultural ...

JPMorgan appoints team to lead NZ push

CHRIS NICHOLLS  |  FRIDAY, 9 NOV 2007
JPMorgan Treasury and Securities Services (TSS) has announced a new executive team to help lead its expansion into New Zealand next year. Former AXA chief operating officer Jane Perry has been appointed head of worldwide securities services (WSS) for ...

Hunter Hall turns deep green

CHRIS NICHOLLS  |  THURSDAY, 8 NOV 2007
Hunter Hall has released a new environmentally focused global fund that aims to generate "a positive outcome for the wellbeing of people, animals and the environment" by using a highly exclusive range of filters that eliminates countries like Japan ...