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Macquarie subsidiary to acquire REIT

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 7 JUN 2021
After its ninth attempt, Macquarie Agricultural Funds Management is set to acquire a real estate investment trust for $354.6 million. Vitalharvest Freehold Trust (VTH) accepted an offer price of $1.295 per share from MAFM on June 2. In November 2020 ...

Aussies lose $328m to investment scams

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 7 JUN 2021
Fake investment opportunities fleeced Australians $328 million and accounted for the largest scams in 2020. This is according to the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission's (ACCC) latest report Targeting Scams, which unveiled a recording-breaking ...

AUSTRAC investigates NAB, JBWere

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 7 JUN 2021
National Australia Bank and its subsidiaries, including JBWere, are allegedly failing their anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing obligations, according to AUSTRAC. The financial intelligence agency is investigating NAB's "potential ...

Ignition Advice adds to board

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 4 JUN 2021
Fintech Ignition Advice has appointed a non-executive director to the board of its overseas business. Paul McMahon has joined the firm's board based in the UK. He previously worked in senior roles at Zurich Financial Services, AXA Sun Life/Friends Life ...

Madison appoints general manager

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 4 JUN 2021
The head of advice at Madison Financial Group has been promoted to general manager in a newly created role. Jaime Johns takes on the new role after leading the advice unit for two years. She joined the group as national manager of advice and business ...

Former adviser hit with three-year ban

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 4 JUN 2021
A former financial adviser that failed to consider his clients' best interests copped a three-year ban from the regulator. Brisbane-based Nathan Smith was a representative for MyPlanner Professional Services and Total Financial Solutions Australia. ...

Adviser numbers fall below 20k

KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 3 JUN 2021
The number of authorised financial advisers has officially dipped to 19,922, declining about 11% compared to this time last year. As at June 3, Rainmaker analysis of ASIC's Financial Adviser Register shows that there are currently 2144 active AFSLs. ...

ASIC increases short selling surveillance

KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 3 JUN 2021
ASIC is putting short sellers on notice, warning them that any information released on a target company must be accurate and objective. The corporate watchdog outlined several areas that it will keep an eye on in the newly released Information Sheet ...

Research on education standards and morals launches

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 2 JUN 2021
Research that is aiming to determine how formalising educational and ethics requirements impact the moral development of financial advisers is calling for participants. The Western Sydney University is canvassing financial advisers to take part in research ...

Boutique manager names head of distribution

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 2 JUN 2021
A boutique global equities fund manager has hired a distribution lead, formerly of Meritum Financial Group. Gold Coast-based fund manager Swell Asset Management appointed Stephen Poole as head of distribution. Poole was the general manager of NAB's ...