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Government targets ASX dominance

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  FRIDAY, 24 MAR 2023
The Australian government has released draft legislation aimed at promoting competition in the clearing and settlement services market. Under the proposed legislation, ASIC will have the authority to create regulations to encourage competition while ...

In need of repair: Gender stereotypes and advice

KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 7 MAR 2023
If a male and female customer, each experiencing the same car troubles, take their vehicles for repairs to the same mechanic, who is more likely to get ripped off? That a woman will end up paying more is a tired cliché that continues to play out in ...

ASIC cracks down on CHESS issues

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 22 FEB 2023
ASIC is further clamping down on the ASX to ensure that it successfully comes through on replacing CHESS after botching its attempt to overhaul it with blockchain. Following Accenture's external review into the 25-year-old settlements system, ASIC ...

abrdn terminates funds amid transition

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  MONDAY, 20 FEB 2023
abrdn is terminating five funds as part of the consolidation of the local business, key to which is its recent partnership with SG Hiscock. The fund manager has confirmed it will terminate a raft of funds on or around March 15, including some of its ...

BlackRock cuts fees on iShares ETFs

CHLOE WALKER  |  MONDAY, 20 FEB 2023
BlackRock Australia is reducing fees on two of its iShares ETFs, the iShares Core S&P / ASX200 ETF (IOZ) to 0.05% or five basis points (bps) and iShares Core Composite Bond ETF (IAF) to 0.10% or 10bps. This is a reduction of 44% and 33%, respectively. ...

Sun Venture makes first purchase down under

CHLOE WALKER  |  FRIDAY, 10 FEB 2023
The Singaporean investment giant has acquired 50 Miller Street in North Sydney for $148 million, following an expressions of interest campaign in Q3 of last year. The 10-storey block, previously owned by Sydney-based investment manager Sumner Capital ...

Put controls in place for super funds: Associations

CASSANDRA BALDINI  |  THURSDAY, 9 FEB 2023
Superannuation funds could soon break free from the shackles of intra-fund advice but financial advisers aren't happy about it. The Quality of Advice Review proposal (QAR) sitting before Treasury would give super funds the green light to provide ...

Super disruptors throw in the towel

KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 9 FEB 2023
The number of Millennial-targeted super funds continue to fall by the wayside, halving to just 14 nearly a decade after attempting to disrupt the superannuation sector. Touted as pioneers in the super industry, the likes of Future Super and Virgin Super ...

Former association leads push for merger

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  FRIDAY, 3 FEB 2023
In an open letter to their respective members, former chief executives, chairs and presidents of the Association of Financial Advisers and the Financial Planning Association of Australia have unanimously recommended the merger go ahead. In the coming ...

Fixed interest themes you can't ignore: Janus Henderson

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  TUESDAY, 13 DEC 2022
... of global trade into like-minded trading, security and defence blocs." However, Sivapalan expects trade to continue across bloc lines which should limit the economic impact for resources rich countries like Australia. On nationalisation, he said: "When ...