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CBA links with German investment bank

CHRIS NICHOLLS  |  TUESDAY, 23 OCT 2007
The Commonwealth Bank has signed a reciprocal agreement with German investment bank Dresdner Kleinwort to provide Dresdner's corporate clients with banking services in Australia and vice versa. The non-exclusive deal will mean both banks will act as ...

Canadian fund slams investment restrictions

CHRIS NICHOLLS  |  MONDAY, 22 OCT 2007
Canada's sixth largest pension fund, the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) has called for the Ontario Expert Commission on Pensions to remove rules that restrict how much pension funds can invest in certain assets. The fund claimed ...

Liquidnet rollout gains ASIC approval

CHRIS NICHOLLS  |  MONDAY, 22 OCT 2007
Liquidnet Australia has received Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) approval to roll out phase one of its new software that will allow institutions to trade large blocks of equities directly and anonymously with each other. The software ...

AFS tailors record profits

CHRIS NICHOLLS  |  MONDAY, 22 OCT 2007
Australian Financial Services Group (AFS) has announced they will end the year breaking all previous records. The results, as measured by the group's key performance indicators (KPIs), saw a 103 per cent increase in income, 49 per cent rise in profitability ...

Planners test new share trading blueprint

CHRIS NICHOLLS  |  FRIDAY, 19 OCT 2007
Tricom Investment Management and portfolio administration services provider APA Financial Services have joined to introduce a new Separately Managed Account (SMA) and direct share investment service. The new SMA product, due by December, will allow ...

Intech rounds out product team

CHRIS NICHOLLS  |  FRIDAY, 19 OCT 2007
Skandia's investment consultant house Intech has appointed former Perpetual executive Katherine Burns as head of investment product and former ipac product manager Julie Smith as investment product specialist. The pair commenced their positions on October ...

IFSA to release new guidelines

CHRIS NICHOLLS  |  THURSDAY, 18 OCT 2007
The Investment and Financial Services Association (IFSA) is set to launch three new guidelines covering fraud and security, business continuity and disaster recovery. IFSA chief executive Richard Gilbert said the guidelines would be launched "in the ...

Corp super gets health tick

CHRIS NICHOLLS  |  THURSDAY, 18 OCT 2007
Despite years of decline in corporate and public sector superannuation fund numbers, the latest Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority (APRA) figures show the funds that remain are in good health. According to Rainmaker data, the number of corporate ...

Mercer opens new TAP

CHRIS NICHOLLS  |  THURSDAY, 18 OCT 2007
Mercer Wealth Solutions has launched a new transition to retirement allocated pension, offering investors a range of advice and education extras on top of their regular investment services. The product will offer 34 investment options across several ...

Back to basics: Vanguard

CHRIS NICHOLLS  |  WEDNESDAY, 17 OCT 2007
Investors may have had a great run over the last twenty-five years, but the 20-year anniversary of 'Black Tuesday' reinforced the need to look back and learn the lessons of the last two decades, according to visiting Vanguard chairman and chief executive ...