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Lofty A$ supports offshore ETFs

MELANIE TIMBRELL  |  TUESDAY, 4 SEP 2012
The high Aussie dollar (AUD) is leading to more active use of ETFs as investors seek to use the strong currency to tap markets outside Australia and gain access to a broader set of industrial sectors. Mark Oliver, head of iShares Australia said that ...

Australian Unity expands investment team

MELANIE TIMBRELL  |  MONDAY, 3 SEP 2012
Australian Unity Investments has added four senior roles to each of its investment management businesses. The specialist investment team will have commercial responsibility for investment and product strategy, reporting to general manager for funds ...

IRESS renews NAB wealth tech agreement

MELANIE TIMBRELL  |  MONDAY, 3 SEP 2012
National Australia Bank has retained IRESS with a renewed multi-year agreement for the supply of wealth technology to the bank's advice channels. Under the new agreement, XPLAN will be rolled out to the entire NAB and MLC network of more than 4000 users ...

Asset Super and CareSuper merger set for October

MELANIE TIMBRELL  |  MONDAY, 3 SEP 2012
After a year of delays, industry super funds Asset Super and CareSuper said Friday they would merge on October 26 this year. The boards of the two funds agreed to in-principle support for the merger in September last year subject to due diligence, although ...

Self-reliant investors need professional advice: SFG

MELANIE TIMBRELL  |  FRIDAY, 31 AUG 2012
Clients who are becoming more self-reliant and focusing on 'when to retire' need professional advice, according to SFGA's managing director Tony Fenning, who yesterday delivered a 6% increase in FY12 underlying NPAT for the merged advice firm. Fenning ...

Wealthtrac revises structure for independent market

MELANIE TIMBRELL  |  FRIDAY, 31 AUG 2012
Independent platform provider Wealthtrac has updated their pricing for advisers to address the fee-for-service environment, including lowering the administration fee cap. Wealthtrac managing director and chief executive Matthew Johnson said the move ...

The Trust Company grows superannuation team

MELANIE TIMBRELL  |  FRIDAY, 31 AUG 2012
The Trust Company has created the new role of head of retirement services, appointing eo Financial Services' chief operating officer Maureen Daley to the role. Effective late November, Daley will be responsible for refining The Trust Company's superannuation ...

Barclays announces new CEO amid new investigation

MELANIE TIMBRELL  |  FRIDAY, 31 AUG 2012
Barclays has named head of retail and business banking Anthony Jenkins new chief executive, just one day after the announcement the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) had launched an investigation into a 2008 deal with Qatar's sovereign wealth fund. Jenkins ...

Principal Global gets $150m QFII quota

MELANIE TIMBRELL  |  THURSDAY, 30 AUG 2012
Global asset manager Principal Global Investors has been approved for a $150m Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (QFII) quota to be invested directly in China's A-share markets. The quota approval from the Chinese State Administration of Foreign ...

BTFG launches adviser website with financial reforms focus

MELANIE TIMBRELL  |  THURSDAY, 30 AUG 2012
BT Financial Group has launched a website targeted at educating advisers on industry reforms. FRANK, an acronym for financial reform, advice, news and knowledge focuses on regulatory changes around Stronger Super and the Future of Financial Advice (FOFA) ...