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UniSuper battles major system outage

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  FRIDAY, 3 MAY 2024
UniSuper is working to resolve an ongoing system outage impacting the entire business, assuring disgruntled members it is not the result of a data breach. The $135 billion super fund's online systems have been disrupted this week, with its 665,000 ...

Asset managers prioritising product quality: Northern Trust

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  FRIDAY, 3 MAY 2024
Investment managers are focused on the quality and accuracy of their products to enhance the investor experience and growing their distribution in the next two years, according to a recent survey of 300 global asset management firms conducted by WBR ...

Advisers urged to capitalise on HNW interest in alternatives

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  THURSDAY, 2 MAY 2024
High-net-worth (HNW) investors are the largest market for alternative assets, drawn by the potential for diversified risk-adjusted returns and superior yields in an environment where traditional investments may underperform, according to a report by ...

Australian Retirement Trust applies new investment exclusion

ELIZA BAVIN  |  THURSDAY, 2 MAY 2024
From July 1, Australian Retirement Trust (ART) will add thermal coal to its list of exclusions. ART currently applies three exclusions when directly investing in Australian and international share asset classes across all its investment options, being ...

Poor investment governance costly for asset owners, members: KPMG, Frontier

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  WEDNESDAY, 1 MAY 2024
Most asset owners estimate that poor investment governance could increase portfolio costs by 1% or more annually, according to a joint report by KPMG and Frontier Advisors. The report, which surveyed 22 asset owners in the local investment industry ...

Vanguard Super lowers fees

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 1 MAY 2024
Vanguard Super is reducing its annual administration fees off the back of strong investment performance and its short time in the market. All members will see annual administration fee go from 0.35% to 0.33% per year and the admin fee cap lower from ...

Brighter Super to close socially responsible options

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  TUESDAY, 30 APR 2024
Brighter Super is shuttering both of its responsible investment options, saying it is in the best interests of members. It comes as the fund streamlines its investment menu to offer just one set of options. Following a review of its investment options ...

Aussies underestimate life insurance's importance: Investment Trends

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  TUESDAY, 30 APR 2024
There is a gap in perception among Australians of life insurance as a crucial component of financial stability, according to an Investment Trends Consumer Insurance Needs report. The report said out of the 20 million adult Australians, 6.7 million have ...

Almost one third fail adviser exam

KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 30 APR 2024
Nearly one third (30%) of candidates who sat the latest round of the Financial Advisers Exam failed. A total of 298 candidates sat the 24 th exam, which is mandatory for those who want to practice as a financial adviser. The majority (77%) sat the exam ...

Adviser fakes exam certificate, cops ASIC ban

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 26 APR 2024
ASIC has slapped a permanent ban on a financial adviser who doctored her exam certificate and continued to provide advice without the proper qualifications. Adele Baaini, while working as a representative for licensee AAN Wealth Management, has been ...