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Chief economist update: More manna from UK Treasury

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 5 MAR 2021
Another budget, another increase in government spending. In his Budget speech on March 3, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak prefaced his delivery of more manna from the government by stressing the damage the coronavirus has done to the UK economy. ...

Cost of living eroding super: ASFA

KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 4 MAR 2021
The cost of food and healthcare continue to eat up retirees' nest eggs, according to a retirement index that shows overall day-to-day necessities are becoming too expensive. The latest estimates from the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia ...

Industry fund awards $60m small caps mandate

KANIKA SOOD  |  MONDAY, 15 FEB 2021
A boutique founded by former the small caps team at UBS Asset Management has won a $60 million mandate from a $5.4 billion industry fund. TWUSUPER has selected Eiger Capital for the equities allocation. "This mandate furthers TWUSUPER's plan to ...

Wage subsidy to rescue advice industry

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  FRIDAY, 12 FEB 2021
With just 65 new names appearing on the ASIC Financial Adviser Register in 2020, the rapid decline in adviser numbers has industry experts calling for a wage subsidy to incentivise advice practices to take hire graduates. In its pre-Budget submission ...

Chief economist update: Money plus confidence

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 11 FEB 2021
"The circulation of confidence is better than the circulation of money." - James Madison, 4th President of the USA (1809-1817) and Founding Father The Morrison government circulating more money which, according to the Budget Papers 2020-21, amounts ...

ASFA calls for super fairness

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  WEDNESDAY, 10 FEB 2021
The Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) has recommended the government remove the indexation of the transfer balance cap and to cap balances at $5 million to balance the system. In its pre-budget submission, ASFA focused its recommendations ...

Chief economist update: Disappointing jobs results raise Biden's stimulus bid

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 8 FEB 2021
Talk about perfect timing. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics' (BLS) disappointing update on the state of employment in America couldn't have come at a more opportune time - the time when fresh president of the US, Joe Biden, is bidding the Congress ...

Wage subsidy needed for new entrants: AFA

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  THURSDAY, 4 FEB 2021
The Association of Financial Advisers has called on the government to provide a wage subsidy to financial advice practices to encourage employment of new entrants needing to complete their professional year. In its pre-Budget submission, the AFA has ...

FPA calls for levy overhaul

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  WEDNESDAY, 3 FEB 2021
The Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) has recommended a review of the financial advice industry levy ahead of this year's federal budget. The FPA is calling on the government to review the ASIC industry levy and move away from annual ...

Family home dominates adviser conversations

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 25 JAN 2021
Investment and retirement strategies around the family home were hot topics for financial advisers' clients in 2020. BT financial advisers' December 2020 quarter survey found clients continue to query advisers about their eligibility for the ...