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Many APLs still block managed account usage
STAFF WRITER  |  WEDNESDAY, 23 SEP 2015
Despite the rise and rise of managed accounts, financial advisers still report that APL and AFSL restrictions are the main blockage on more of them getting on board with this new way of administering investments. Financial Standard has just completed ...
No industry is immune from poor culture risk: ASIC
STAFF WRITER  |  TUESDAY, 22 SEP 2015
There are currently no sectors in the financial services industry immune from the risk of cultivating a poor culture, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) commissioner John Price said. Speaking at the 2015 Customer Owned Banking ...
State Street appoints APAC markets head
STAFF WRITER  |  THURSDAY, 17 SEP 2015
State Street has appointed a new head of global markets sales and trading and research for the Asia-Pacific region. Colin Zhong joined State Street from UBS, where he specialised in "currency and fixed income rates products in locations including Hong ...
ANZ completes $720m capital raising
STAFF WRITER  |  MONDAY, 14 SEP 2015
ANZ has announced it has completed its $720 million share purchase plan offer. The bank's statement to the ASX said it will "accept all eligible applications and issue approximately $720 million of ANZ shares at $26.50 per share." The offer was originally ...
Executive appointment round-up
STAFF WRITER  |  FRIDAY, 11 SEP 2015
This week's top industry moves include NAB appointing a general manager for Antares Equities and executives from Zenith and BlackRock joining UBS. - UBS hires Zenith, BlackRock senior execs A - Zenith's Jonathan Baird and BlackRock's David Redford-Bell ...
Global Financial Inclusion winners announced
STAFF WRITER  |  THURSDAY, 10 SEP 2015
The Wall Street Journal's Financial Inclusion Challenge, supported by the MetLife Foundation, has been recognised by The Asia Society in Hong Kong. The Challenge is a global project launched in Asia to recognise innovative, sustainable, scalable strategies ...
Australian hedge funds on course to reach $100bn
STAFF WRITER  |  MONDAY, 7 SEP 2015
Treasury reforms, financial innovation and growing demand is driving interest in Australia's hedge fund industry, according to the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund industry association. Currently managing $96.9 ...
BT develops digital learning tool for advisers
STAFF WRITER  |  FRIDAY, 4 SEP 2015
Advisers licensed under one of BT's dealer groups will be able to undertake their education programs through a digital learning channel. The BTGL Learning Channel has digitalised professional development days and it tailors education programs to their ...
Tempo gets Lonsec rating
STAFF WRITER  |  THURSDAY, 3 SEP 2015
Tempo Asset Management has received its first rating from Lonsec for its Global Equity Fund. Lonsec cited Tempo's strategy as "heavily grounded in academic research, and Lonsec considers the investment team to have a strong pedigree in translating academic ...
Perpetual wins RE mandate with seven funds
STAFF WRITER  |  THURSDAY, 3 SEP 2015
Perpetual Corporate Trust has been appointed to provide responsible entity services for seven funds. In the past three months, Perpetual has won mandates with Dalton Nicol Reid's Australian Equities High Conviction Fund, Aviva Investors' Multi-Strategy ...
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