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Tax concessions failing women: Research

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  TUESDAY, 6 APR 2021
The tax concession system is a contributing factor to gender inequality with most of the benefits flowing onto men, new research from the Australia Institute shows. Economic modelling commissioned by the Australia Institute from the Centre for Social ...

Why advisers don't recommend annuities

KANIKA SOOD  |  WEDNESDAY, 31 MAR 2021
New research from University of Melbourne researchers has identified two reasons why financial advisers don't recommend annuities to their clients. Orford Initiative's latest findings found advisers play a key role in recommending annuities, but face ...

Chief economist update: Too much of a good thing could be a bad thing

BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 31 MAR 2021
... 1.78%. This suggests that Uncle Sam would be paying higher interest payments on its increased debt and it could also force the Fed to raise interest rates sooner than promised to prevent runaway inflation.

DDO to simplify general, personal advice

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  TUESDAY, 30 MAR 2021
The outcome of the High Court decision on general advice will have an interesting and simplifying effect on the design and distribution obligations coming into effect later this year, according to a lawyer. Speaking at a Financial Services Council (FSC) ...

Hume expands portfolio

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  TUESDAY, 30 MAR 2021
Following a cabinet reshuffle, minister for superannuation, financial services and the digital economy Jane Hume will now take on responsibility for women's economic security. Hume's title is now minister for women's economic security, minister ...

Chief economist update: BOJ has no plans to ease easing

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 30 MAR 2021
The Bank of Japan (BOJ) kept monetary policy settings at its March meeting - short-term key interest rate at minus 0.1% and the target for the 10-year Japanese government bond yield at around 0%. It also pledged that it "will continue with Quantitative ...

Advice association chief steps down

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  THURSDAY, 25 MAR 2021
The chief executive of the Association of Financial Advisers has stepped down after four years in the role. Phil Kewin has led the AFA since 2017, having succeeded Brad Fox as chief executive in March of that year. He said the time is right to hand ...

Mayfair found to have misled

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  WEDNESDAY, 24 MAR 2021
ASIC's court action against Mayfair 101 has been successful, with the Federal Court finding its advertisements for debenture products were misleading. The court found Mayfair Wealth Partners trading as Mayfair Platinum, Online Investments trading as ...

Chief economist update: Powell said, Yellen said

BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 24 MAR 2021
... consider the US economy not out of the woods yet. Powell warns that "the recovery is far from complete", pledging that the Fed "will continue to provide the economy the support that it needs for as long as it takes". For her part, Yellen cautions that ...

Not-so-Zuper: Super disruptor folds

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  MONDAY, 22 MAR 2021
Having failed to reach sufficient scale, the millennial superannuation fund will close its doors next month. Closed to new members as of March 10, existing Zuper members have now received word that the offering will cease to exist from April 30 - just ...