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Chief economist: Of capital gains taxes, COVID-19 and climate change

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 23 APR 2021
It's bad news day on Wall Street overnight with all four its benchmark equity market indices flashing red. The S&P 500, the DJIA and the Nasdaq dropped by 0.9% each, while the Russell 2000 had a smaller decline of 0.3%. The financial literati were ...

Government merges advice reviews

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 21 APR 2021
The federal government will fold the 2022 Life Insurance Framework Review into the Quality of Advice Review, taking over the responsibilities from ASIC. The Quality of Advice Review will consider the LIF Review as part of its wider mandate, Minister ...

Chief economist update: The pause that refreshes

BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 21 APR 2021
... new spending and ~$500M in new tax credits." So much money could flood the system and lift inflation. But have no fear, the Fed is here. In an exclusive, Reuters prints Fed Chairman Powell's letter to Senator Rick Scott that, "we are fully committed ...

Rest launches low-cost SRI option

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  TUESDAY, 20 APR 2021
The $59 billion super fund has launched the responsible investment option Financial Standard revealed it was working on late last year , introducing one of the lowest cost SRI vehicles in the market. Rest's 1.7 million members will now have access to ...

Government debt blows out 420%

KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 20 APR 2021
The federal government's debt levels soared 420% over the last 25 years, shifting Australia up two notches on the rankings of an index to 13 th place. According to the inaugural Janus Henderson's Sovereign Debt Index, the federal government ...

Government opens consultation on key advice reforms

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  MONDAY, 19 APR 2021
The federal government has released draft legislation outlining the function of ASIC's Financial Services and Credit Panel as the single disciplinary body for financial advisers. The government is proposing the ASIC FSCP exercise the functions of ...

Mawhinney banned for 20 years

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  MONDAY, 19 APR 2021
The Federal Court has ruled that Mayfair 101 founder James Mawhinney cannot fundraise for or advertise financial products for 20 years. The judgement, delivered this morning, ordered that Mawhinney and any of his employees or any companies he is a part ...

Bernie Madoff dies in prison

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  THURSDAY, 15 APR 2021
The architect of the largest Ponzi scheme in US history has died in prison aged 82. Bernie Madoff had been serving his sentence at FMC Butner, an administrative security federal medical centre for male offenders located in North Carolina, at the time ...

ASIC extends advice relief measure

KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 15 APR 2021
ASIC is extending the relief measure that allows financial advisers to provide a Record of Advice (ROA) rather than a statement of advice (SOA) until October 15. The decision to extend the relief measure came after consulting with the industry, the ...

NAB MySuper class action heads to Federal Court

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  MONDAY, 12 APR 2021
Maurice Blackburn's class action against MLC Nominees and NULIS Nominees has moved to the Federal Court, following a decision late last year. The class action brought by Maurice Blackburn against MLC Nominees and NULIS in January 2020 on behalf ...