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Prime Value hires Rest portfolio manager

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 23 FEB 2022
Boutique fund manager Prime Value appointed a new portfolio manager from Rest who was most recently in charge of its small-caps strategy. Melbourne-based Mike Younger was Rest's director and small-cap portfolio manager for more than five years. ...

Aussie CFPs move toward 5000

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 23 FEB 2022
Australian Certified Financial Planners added 164 professionals to the fold last year, taking the total to nearly 5000. The Financial Planning Association of Australia, which is the certification body for the CFP designation in the country, recorded ...

Clients want more communication from advisers: Research

KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 22 FEB 2022
Clients want to hear better communication from financial advisers and more regularly, new research of independent financial advisers reveals. The analysis of 230 IFAs by Business Health in its annual Future Ready report found that only 27% of advice ...

Budget Direct, NobleOak partner for life insurance offering

KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 22 FEB 2022
Budget Direct has joined forces with NobleOak Life to provide its customers a life insurance offering. The Budget Direct Life Insurance range of covers are available to Budget Direct customers who pay for the Premium Life Direct policy. The policy includes ...

Iress restructures investment management, advice roles

KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 22 FEB 2022
Iress has made two senior roles in investment management and financial advice redundant amid a restructure and hired two new executives who came from AMP and a fintech. Managing director for wealth management for Australia and New Zealand Tizzy Vigilante ...

GigSuper folds, administrator takes over

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 21 FEB 2022
Startup superannuation fund GigSuper is now in administration less than five years after it launched. DW Advisory was appointed as administrator on 10 December 2021. DW Advisory held a creditors' meeting on January 22 online, detailing the financial ...

Big tech, interest rates dominate reporting season

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 21 FEB 2022
Interest rate speculation and big tech were the hottest topics among investors in the latest round of Australia's reporting season. Demographic changes and digital advancements continue to prop up opportunities for technology, with the sector supporting ...

HUB24 completes Class acquisition

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 18 FEB 2022
HUB24's acquisition of self-managed super fund technology provider Class has finalised. The platform announced the takeover in October 2021 and folded the technology firm into a new business unit this month. The acquisition saw Class chief executive ...

ASIC consults on refreshing PDSs, FSGs

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 18 FEB 2022
ASIC has opened consultations on remaking the relief contained in product disclosure statements and financial services guides. Under Consultation Paper 358 Remaking ASIC relief on PDSs, superannuation dashboards and FSGs, the corporate regulator is ...

Expansion strategy boosts Sequoia results

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 18 FEB 2022
The diversification strategy of Sequoia Financial Group's licensee services business has delivered strong results in the interim reporting period. The professional services division, which provides licensed services to financial advisers, as well ...