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Magellan promises better investment performance

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 18 FEB 2022
After a turbulent six months, Magellan Financial Group acknowledged it needs to improve its investment performance. Releasing its half-year results this morning, Magellan interim chief executive Kirsten Morton assured investors that the "financial health ...

Advisers optimistic about revenue growth

KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 17 FEB 2022
Financial advisers are expecting a bumper year ahead, optimistic that revenue and operations will improve as lockdowns lift and pandemic worries ease. The majority of advisers canvassed by CoreData and Colonial First State expressed this sentiment ...

Sudden departure for CountPlus chief

KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 17 FEB 2022
The chief executive of ASX-listed CountPlus has abruptly stepped down three months after he was reappointed to the post. Matthew Rowe, who also serves as managing director, exits on February 24. Chief financial officer Laurent Toussaint assumes the ...

CSLR will not fully protect investors

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 16 FEB 2022
With the proposed Compensation Scheme of Last Resort regime closer to passing, there are fears it will fall short of protecting consumers. The Senate Economics Legislation Committee released a summary of the proposed bill, with input from industry stakeholders ...

Infocus adds four practices to network

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 16 FEB 2022
Infocus added four new financial advice firms to the fold, including welcoming Victoria Devine's Zella Wealth. The non-aligned dealer group also brought to its network Toowoomba-based Healy Financial led by Matthew Healy; Shiva Saberi's Timeless ...

Vision Super adds to board

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 16 FEB 2022
Vision Super welcomed a new member of the board whose experience spans the private and public sectors. The industry super fund appointed Vijaya (VJ) Vaidyanath to its board on January 1. Vaidyanath is the former chief executive of the City of Yarra ...

NAB tops bad advice compensation bill

KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 15 FEB 2022
The National Australia Bank's bad advice compensation bill has hit more than $1.2 billion - the highest liability among the major financial institutions. While NAB Financial Planning and NAB Private Wealth have remediated most of this amount with ...

Crestone awards back-office, trade execution mandate

KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 15 FEB 2022
Crestone Wealth Management selected FinClear to manage its trade execution and settlements functions. In choosing FinClear, Crestone chief executive Michael Chisholm said he was impressed with its capabilities, technology, and commitment to security. ...

Managed accounts demand surges: BTFG

KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 15 FEB 2022
Financial advisers' appetite for managed accounts solutions boomed in the December 2021 quarter, according to BT Financial Group. BT Panorama's surge in managed accounts funds under management to $10.4 billion, a 68% jump year on year, is testament ...

ASIC considering more action on Sterling collapse

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 14 FEB 2022
Corporate regulator ASIC is being urged to take more action with respect to the collapse of the Sterling Income Trust. A senate committee that recently handed down its final report in its inquiry into the collapse of the Sterling Income Trust is urging ...