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Macquarie sweeps Investment Leadership Awards

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 11 JUN 2021
Macquarie Investment Management took home six awards at Financial Standard 's Investment Leadership Awards held at Sydney's Luna Park last night. Macquarie IM won the highly coveted Investment Manager of the Year award, making this the third ...

FinClear to acquire BNY subsidiary

KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 10 JUN 2021
BNY Mellon is offloading its local execution and settlements business to FinClear for an undisclosed amount. FinClear is set to takeover Pershing Securities Australia in a bid to scale and enhance Holder Identification Number (HIN)-based platform services. ...

MLC Life appoints claims chief

KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 10 JUN 2021
MLC Life Insurance has appointed its new chief claims officer, who left QBE after more than 16 years with the insurer. On August 16, Andrew Beevors will take on the role of chief claims officer, reporting directly to chief executive Rodney Cook. Beevors ...

Centuria launches unlisted fund

KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 10 JUN 2021
Centuria Capital Group has launched a new fund that invests solely in a $224 million building in Victoria. The Centuria Government Income Property Fund (CGIPF) will become the new owner of 1 McNab Avenue, a 14-storey building located in Footscray. CGIPF ...

Interprac grows advice network

KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 10 JUN 2021
Interprac Securities is set to fully acquire two financial advice practices located in Melbourne and Hobart. Interprac Securities will acquire Hobart-based FF Planning Solutions and Melbourne-based SFG Financial Services (not to be confused with Shadforth) ...

New chief operating officer at Zurich

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 9 JUN 2021
Zurich Financial Services welcomed a new operations chief overseeing life and investments, replacing industry veteran Gavin Pearce who has joined a global reinsurer. Effective this month, Hilary Bates became Zurich's chief operating officer of life ...

Count Financial adds two practices

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 9 JUN 2021
AMP and IOOF have each lost financial advice firms based in Adelaide to Count Financial. Adelaide Private Wealth, led by directors Hamish Zerbe, Ben Newbold and Mark Humpries, is a boutique financial advisory firm. It previously operated under AMP's ...

Cost of group insurance declines

KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 8 JUN 2021
Despite the spate of superannuation funds increasing the cost of cover, new Rainmaker analysis shows group insurance premiums fell by 7% to a four-year low of $8.7 billion. The research, conducted over 10 years, also revealed that not-for-profit (NFP) ...

AUSIEX launches, announces leadership team

KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 8 JUN 2021
Commonwealth Bank's former trading platform for financial advisers, now known as AUSIEX, has unveiled its executive lineup after being acquired by a Japanese firm. CommSec Adviser Services (CAS) has rebranded to AUSIEX (Australian Investment Exchange) ...

BT enhances LifeCENTRAL+

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 7 JUN 2021
BT's LifeCENTRAL+ can now produce quotes for financial advisers wanting to alter life insurance policies for clients in less than 10 minutes. BT has introduced a new self-service functionality for advisers, providing a quote for the most commonly requested ...