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TAA calls for prudent pace for reforms

KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 8 MAR 2022
The Quality of Advice Review should take precedence over other proposed regulatory changes as financial advisers should not be encumbered by two sets of major reforms in a short period of time. This is according to The Advisers Association, which is ...

GCI appoints managing director

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 7 MAR 2022
A former RBC executive was appointed to expand the national footprint of the specialist fixed income and credit fund manager. Joel Keating is setting up Global Credit Investments' Melbourne office as managing director, having recently returned to Australia ...

Gender imbalance persists in ASX200

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 7 MAR 2022
Less than 10% of chief executive and chair positions in Australia's publicly listed companies are occupied by women, a new analysis of the ASX200 reveals. Women make up 9.5% of chair roles while just 6.5% serve as chief executives, new research from ...

AGL rejects another takeover bid

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 7 MAR 2022
AGL Energy has rejected another takeover bid offer made by the consortium led by Atlassian's Mike Cannon-Brookes. The $8.25 per share offer "is still well below both the fair value" of the company, the AGL board told the ASX this morning. Cannon-Brookes ...

Advisers call out regulation backflip

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 4 MAR 2022
Financial advisers are calling out the federal government's regulatory backflip, which floated the idea that the industry can operate under a principles-based regime. Synchron general manager of compliance Phil Osborne said the proposed framework put ...

New deputy chief at First Sentier

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 4 MAR 2022
First Sentier Investors named a new deputy chief executive who will take on the Sydney-based role. Yoshiki Ueno will work alongside First Sentier chief executive Mark Steinberg, relocating from New York where he is currently the fund manager's head ...

Advisers cautious of election promises

KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 3 MAR 2022
The federal government must be held accountable for making sweeping promises around reducing compliance and qualification red tape, a financial advice industry event has heard. The minister for superannuation, financial services, and digital economy ...

Hume pledges less red tape for advisers

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 2 MAR 2022
The Liberal Party is promising major changes to the financial advice industry ahead of the federal election, ones that will overhaul compliance, costs, and education standards. Senator Jane Hume promoted the idea of deregulating the advice industry ...

Member contributions lift super assets to $3.5tn

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 2 MAR 2022
Voluntary member contributions helped push the superannuation asset pool to a new record of $3.5 trillion at the end of 2021. The latest statistics from the prudential regulator shows total superannuation assets grew 14% to $3.47 trillion year on year. ...

FPA pushes for advice law simplification

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 2 MAR 2022
Heavy-handed regulations puts financial advisers at significant risk of breaching the law, according to the Financial Planning Association of Australia, which is urging the government to strip out layers of complexity in the latest round of reforms. ...