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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 ...

Scott Farquhar steps down from Atlassian

ELIZA BAVIN  |  FRIDAY, 26 APR 2024
Scott Farquhar has announced he will be stepping down as co-chief executive of Atlassian with Mike Cannon-Brookes set to lead the software giant as its sole chief executive. Atlassian said Farquhar came to the decision to step down after 23 years to ...

Institutional investors eye increased exposure to Vietnam

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  WEDNESDAY, 24 APR 2024
Most pension fund managers and institutional investors plan to increase their exposure to Vietnam over the next three years, according to research from Dragon Capital. Dragon Capital, a Vietnam-focused investment firm reported that 96% of them expect ...

How to win in today's wealth management industry: EY

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  WEDNESDAY, 24 APR 2024
To outperform in the wealth management industry, leaders must conquer several "underlying challenges" by 2030, according to an Ernst & Young (EY) report. "Overcoming these challenges is vital if wealth managers are to create value for clients, stakeholders ...

Fund managers nervously await 'golden visa' reforms

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 24 APR 2024
Fund managers that rely on "golden visas" to attract rich investors are waiting with bated breath as the government overhauls Australia's "broken" migration system. Recently, Home Affairs minister Clare O'Neill froze the ability of fund managers' ...

Dividends up but share buybacks fall: Janus Henderson

ELIZA BAVIN  |  WEDNESDAY, 24 APR 2024
Global companies spent $181 billion less on share buybacks in 2023 compared to 2022, according to Janus Henderson's latest annual share buyback study. The $1.11 trillion total was $181 billion lower than in 2022, a significant decline of 14% year-on-year ...

Proposed super tax obfuscates legacy pensions rules: SMSFA

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 24 APR 2024
The proposed 30% tax on large superannuation balances must clarify the confusion surrounding legacy pensions and reserves, and how they should be calculated, according to the SMSF Association (SMSFA). The SMSFA is calling for an amnesty for legacy pensions ...