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PROFILE: Mercer chief customer officer Renee McGowan

STAFF WRITER  |  TUESDAY, 23 FEB 2016
Renee McGowan is fluent in Indonesian and has worked in over 30 countries during her career. As Mercer chief customer and marketing officer, she has become the organisation's custodian of customers. McGowan admits she had a fairly accidental entry into ...

FSC proposes Budget fixes to boost fin services exports

STAFF WRITER  |  WEDNESDAY, 10 FEB 2016
The Financial Services Council (FSC) has called on the Commonwealth Government to to use its May Budget to implement the 2009 Johnson Review recommendations to bolster the export of Australian financial services. Andrew Bragg, FSC Director of Policy ...

Australian Catholic Super launches retirement income product

STAFF WRITER  |  THURSDAY, 8 OCT 2015
Australian Catholic Superannuation and Retirement Fund has launched RetireSmart, a new account-based pension product. RetireSmart is an automated retirement income solution based on the "bucket" strategy used by financial planners. Australian Catholic ...

QIC consortium buys $1.78bn gas facility

STAFF WRITER  |  THURSDAY, 8 OCT 2015
A QIC led consortium has entered into a binding agreement to acquire the Iona Gas Storage Facility west of Melbourne in Victoria from EnergyAustralia, a member of the China Light & Power Group. The consortium, comprising the QIC Global Infrastructure ...

YBR robo-advice to make Celebrity Apprentice debut

STAFF WRITER  |  WEDNESDAY, 7 OCT 2015
Yellow Brick Road's robo-advice tool, Guru, will be launched to the public via a Celebrity Apprentice Australia challenge. The Guru "pilot" was unveiled in June, and since then over 50 YBR practices are able to use the service. "Our network has been ...

Managed accounts forum sold out, 2015 adviser survey results revealed

STAFF WRITER  |  WEDNESDAY, 7 OCT 2015
More than 180 financial advisers and managed account professionals will be in Sydney tomorrow to attend a national forum on managed accounts where the key findings of the 2015 Financial Standard adviser survey on managed accounts will be revealed. Managed ...

Australian Unity strengthens Diversified Property Fund

STAFF WRITER  |  TUESDAY, 6 OCT 2015
The Australian Unity Diversified Property Fund has purchased an industrial property in Melbourne's south east for $15.1 million. The property, 19 Corporate Avenue, Rowville, is a 20,950 square-metre site which incorporates a modern, 12,300 square-metre ...

Findex launches online advice service

STAFF WRITER  |  THURSDAY, 1 OCT 2015
Findex has launched an online financial advice service available "obligation-free" to the general public. ASK Crowe Horwath allows businesses and individuals to pose questions "covering the full spectrum of financial services," according to Findex's ...

Dunfo Capital AFSL canceled

STAFF WRITER  |  WEDNESDAY, 30 SEP 2015
Dunfo Capital, formerly known as GSM Financial Group, has seen its Australian Financial Services Licence (AFSL) canceled by ASIC. The financial services company's licence was suspended on February 2015, as ASIC gave Dunfo six months to meet its legal ...

AMP advice adds Van Eck ETFs

STAFF WRITER  |  WEDNESDAY, 30 SEP 2015
Two Van Eck exchange-traded funds have been added to the AMP approved product list. The Market Vectors Australian Equal Weight ETF and Market Vectors Australian Banks ETF will now be available to advisers at AMP Financial Planning, Charter Financial ...