Newspaper icon
The latest issue of Financial Standard now available as an e-newspaper
READ NOW

Search Results

Showing 21 - 30 of 100+ results for Karren Vergara

Legal expert to lead QAR

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 11 MAR 2022
A legal expert will take the reins in leading the Quality of Advice Review, Senator Jane Hume announced this afternoon, adding that the terms of reference have also been finalised. Allens partner Michelle Levy, a specialist in financial services, life ...

Aussie small-cap fund returns 40%

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 11 MAR 2022
A Bennelong small-caps fund outperformed the index nearly fourfold over the last three years, an analysis of the sector shows. The Bennelong Funds Management Emerging Companies Fund returned 40.4% p.a., Rainmaker's research on the wholesale funds ...

ASIC to strengthen market integrity rules

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 11 MAR 2022
ASIC is introducing changes to its market integrity rules in a bid to evade further technological glitches. As of 10 March 2023, financial markets and participants can broadly expect changes to technological and operational rules across information ...

Industry funds buoyed by unlisted assets

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 11 MAR 2022
Industry superannuation funds tend to outperform SMSFs and retail funds thanks to their allocation to unlisted assets and by managing investments internally. An Industry Super Australia analysis found that a member who joined an industry fund in 1996 ...

NEOS hires operations chief, launches new product

KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 10 MAR 2022
NEOS has named a new operations chief who hails from Westpac and BT, and announced it partnered with a major life insurer to launch a new product. Adam Lister is the new chief operations officer, joining from Westpac in February. Lister was Westpac's ...

AMP hands down tech mandate

KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 10 MAR 2022
AMP awarded a technology mandate to a global provider in a bid to improve the efficiency of its North platform. SS&C Technologies forged the partnership with AMP to deliver digital and administrative capabilities, promising high levels of automation ...

Flexible work expectation gap widens

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 9 MAR 2022
Flexible work arrangements will be a major deal-breaker in retaining and attracting staff as the financial services industry navigates operating in a post-COVID environment. Speaking on a panel for International Women's Day yesterday, Financial Planning ...

ASIC sets adviser exam dates

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 9 MAR 2022
ASIC has set the final three sitting dates for the financial adviser exam in 2022. Following the first round of exams that took place in February, ASIC announced new sitting dates yesterday. Enrolments for the May sitting open on April 4 and close on ...

Boutique fund manager names new chief

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 9 MAR 2022
A boutique fixed income manager announced a new chief executive will take the helm as the incumbent steps back to focus on portfolio management. Alexander Funds appointed Rachel Shirley to the post, replacing Chris Black who has led the firm since its ...

AIA appoints risk, transformation roles

KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 8 MAR 2022
AIA Australia made two executive appointments as it embarks on a transformation initiative. Gerry Schipper was promoted to chief risk officer, having been with AIA since 2010 when he joined as the head of group internal audit. Prior to AIA, Schipper ...