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Market woes cause adviser headache

ALISON BEVEGE  |  THURSDAY, 4 AUG 2011
Funeral provider Invocare could provide a good non-cyclical stock to hold in a falling market, a CMC Markets analyst has said, while financial advisers faced with worried clients have been told to get back to basics. Australian stocks have been in rapid ...

JP Morgan appoints new head, casts eyes to Japan

ALISON BEVEGE  |  THURSDAY, 4 AUG 2011
JP Morgan Treasury & Security Services has promoted internally to source its new head of financial and market products for Australia, New Zealand and Japan. Stewart Cowan has had his previous role of leading the securities lending operation expanded ...

Industry super funds show patchy approach to emergency reserves

ALISON BEVEGE  |  WEDNESDAY, 3 AUG 2011
Industry super funds have increased their emergency reserves since the global financial crisis but the uptake has been patchy with some funds having no buffer at all, new research has found. Deloitte Actuaries and Consultants scrutinised 65 industry ...

Rates rise in Italy while Cypriot pension funds withdraw cash

ALISON BEVEGE  |  WEDNESDAY, 3 AUG 2011
Troubles have again surfaced in the Eurozone with markets concerned over Italian public debt and Cypriot pension funds withdrawing cash from banks exposed to the Greek sovereign debt crisis. The yield on 10-year Italian BTP bonds has risen to 6.26 per ...

Star hire strengthens IOOF adviser drive

ALISON BEVEGE  |  WEDNESDAY, 3 AUG 2011
Diversified financial group IOOF has appointed MLC star platform manager Chris Weldon to head its platform products division as it moves to expand its presence in the financial advisory market. Weldon started work yesterday as the new head of platform ...

Mercer chief scores plum promotion

ALISON BEVEGE  |  TUESDAY, 2 AUG 2011
Investment services and consulting group Mercer has promoted its global chief operating officer to the plum role of global head of wealth management consulting. London-based Cara Williams previously spent six years as global chief operating officer ...

Intrafund advice a sticking point for Stronger Super group

ALISON BEVEGE  |  TUESDAY, 2 AUG 2011
No agreement was reached by representatives of the Stronger Super Peak Consultative Group on the contentious issue of intra-fund advice, a source present at the meetings has said. The 15-member group could not reach common ground as to what constituted ...

Perpetual fund downgraded after resignation

ALISON BEVEGE  |  TUESDAY, 2 AUG 2011
Perpetual's Wholesale Ethical SRI fund has been downgraded by ratings house van Eyk, after portfolio manager Simon Bridger resigned. Van Eyk has taken the fund off "hold" status and moved it from an "A" rating to a "BB" rating. Briana Lam, senior investment ...

SMSFs stockpiling cash, weighted to banks

ALISON BEVEGE  |  TUESDAY, 2 AUG 2011
Self-managed super funds have been stockpiling cash in the three months to June reflecting a cautious attitude to the stockmarket among trustees, a new survey has said. Cash holdings for the 1600 SMSFs administered by self-managed super administration ...

Agreement reached on debt ceiling

ALISON BEVEGE  |  MONDAY, 1 AUG 2011
The US has reached a last-minute agreement to raise its debt ceiling, narrowly averting what might have become a global economic disaster. US President Barack Obama announced that Democrat and Republican Party leaders in both the House of Representatives ...