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Super fund to give financial advice with technology

ALISON BEVEGE  |  THURSDAY, 18 AUG 2011
Industry superannuation fund VicSuper will next week begin using a "rapid advice engine" from Provisio Technologies to deliver single-issue financial advice to members. VicSuper said yesterday that basic financial advice on contributions, investment ...

Submissions open on excess super contribution cap refund rules

ALISON BEVEGE  |  THURSDAY, 18 AUG 2011
Financial advisers and self-managed super fund trustees can have their say on the excess contributions cap reprieve after Assistant Treasurer Bill Shorten released a consultation paper yesterday. Under the contributions cap, super fund members under ...

Prime Super buys hospital carparks for stable revenue, growth

ALISON BEVEGE  |  THURSDAY, 18 AUG 2011
Superannuation fund Prime Super has made a large infrastructure investment, buying a stake in nine Australian hospital carparks. The rural and regional fund, which has just under $1.2 billion in funds under management, has invested through buying a ...

Fraud firm masquerades as financial advisors: ASIC alert

ALISON BEVEGE  |  THURSDAY, 18 AUG 2011
The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) has issued a warning on a fraudulent financial advisory firm. ASIC has shut down Frontline Financial Planning's website which posted the Australian company number and Australian financial services ...

Hedge fund forum delivers expert speakers next month

ALISON BEVEGE  |  WEDNESDAY, 17 AUG 2011
Financial services professionals will be treated to investment panels and star speakers from the superannuation and hedge fund industries at the Australian Hedge Fund Forum next month. The keynote address will be given by Australian Securities and Investment ...

New institutional risk product set to launch

ALISON BEVEGE  |  WEDNESDAY, 17 AUG 2011
Large industry and public sector superannuation funds are expected to be the main beneficiaries of a new advisory service by Russell Investment Consulting to help institutional investors manage risk. Greg Liddell, managing director of consulting and ...

Help for advisers with super death tax impact on SMSFs

ALISON BEVEGE  |  WEDNESDAY, 17 AUG 2011
Self-managed super fund trustees and financial advisors can participate in a webinar tomorrow on how to minimise the impact of the new "super death tax" draft ruling with anti-detriment law. Draft ruling TR 2011/D3, if enacted, will apply retrospectively ...

Count Financial powers ahead with large profit, juicy dividend

ALISON BEVEGE  |  TUESDAY, 16 AUG 2011
Financial planning group Count Financial has issued earnings guidance showing profits more than doubled, thanks to the float of professional services firm Countplus in December. Count Financial said its net profit after tax for the 2010-11 financial ...

Fund managers beat the index but only just

ALISON BEVEGE  |  TUESDAY, 16 AUG 2011
The average fund manager has outperformed Australian equity markets in the past year, but fees put their returns behind the index, research house Mercer said yesterday. After a difficult three months of trade, Mercer's sector survey for July found that ...

SMSFs exposed in related party transactions

ALISON BEVEGE  |  TUESDAY, 16 AUG 2011
Self-managed super funds can buy property from related parties but they are better off paying market rates and behaving as if at arm's length, a superannuation legal expert has said. Maria Siu, special counsel on Superannuation for Townsends Business ...