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Australians need $1.6m for comfortable retirement: Survey

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 22 APR 2024
Australians believe they need $1.6 million to be financially comfortable in retirement, a new survey from Colonial First State (CFS) finds, but they cannot agree on what living comfortably looks like. This is well above Association of Superannuation ...

Court approves $16m DASS settlement

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 19 APR 2024
The Federal Court has approved the settlement reached in the $16 million class action brought against Dixon Advisory & Superannuation Services (DASS) following a two-week delay. Justice Thawley sought to gather more information for the victims in delaying ...

Sequoia chair steps down

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 19 APR 2024
The chair of Sequoia Financial Group, John Larsen, has resigned from the position and his replacement has been appointed. Larsen's last day as chair was April 18 following five years at the post. He will stay at Sequoia as a non-executive director and ...

Adviser numbers plateau

KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 18 APR 2024
The number of financial advisers in Australia appears to be stabilising at 15,602, as Count and AMP Financial Planning continue to hold the lion's share. Rainmaker's analysis of the ASIC Financial Adviser Register (FAR) shows that the population ...

ATO targets crypto investors, sharing economy

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 17 APR 2024
Cryptocurrency and the sharing economy are two hotspots the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will target this financial year as too many investors continue to blunder their tax returns. With a horde of investors jumping on the cryptocurrency bandwagon ...

MLC Private Equity launches insto fund

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 17 APR 2024
A new private equity fund launched by MLC Private Equity has raised US$762 million ($1.2bn). The fund, MLC Private Equity Partners, invests in global middle-market private equity opportunities and co-investments in sectors such as healthcare, technology ...

Two Brisbane advice firms merge

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 17 APR 2024
Brisbane-based financial advice firms Eureka Whittaker Macnaught (EWM) and Blue Harbour Financial Partners, which are part of AZ NGA, have announced their merger. The merged entity will operate under EWM chief executive and co-founder Greg Cook and ...

Income inequality elevated, spikes: Oxfam

KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 16 APR 2024
Income inequality is too high and continues to balloon in 60% of low- and middle-income countries studied by Oxfam International, tipping the Gini coefficient well above acceptable levels. Oxfam found that income inequality is rampant among 64 out of ...

HUB24 hits $100bn milestone

KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 16 APR 2024
HUB24, which owns Xplore Wealth, Class, and myprosperity, surpassed the $100 billion milestone at the end of March. Some $79.7 billion in FUA, up 34% year on year, came directly from the platform. Its Portfolio Administration and Reporting Services' ...

Two new ETFs for Franklin Templeton

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 15 APR 2024
Franklin Templeton has launched actively managed global equity and fixed income exchange-traded funds (ETFs) on the ASX today. The Franklin Global Growth Fund (FRGG) invests in companies operating in developed and emerging markets from around the world ...