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Glass-Steagall Act reintroduced to US Senate
ALEX DUNNIN  |  THURSDAY, 9 JUL 2015
The Glass-Steagall Act that used to require US banking groups to separate their traditional activities from their investment management activities has been re-introduced into the US Senate. The legislation has been sponsored by GOP, Democrat and Independent ...
Lift preservation age to 65, save $7bn annually
ALEX DUNNIN  |  TUESDAY, 7 JUL 2015
Following successive government plans to lift the age at which retirees can access their age pension, policymakers are pushing ahead with proposals to lift the Preservation Age. The Productivity Commission (PC) has just released research that they believe ...
China's surging funds management market
ALEX DUNNIN  |  WEDNESDAY, 17 JUN 2015
The surging Chinese stock market is retilting the balance of the global funds management market towards China much faster than anticipated. The Chinese stock market is expected to climb to US$10 trillion by the end of this year, driven by huge rises ...
US fiduciary rule fight not slowing down
ALEX DUNNIN  |  TUESDAY, 16 JUN 2015
US financial services professional associations fire another salvo in their 5-year fight over limiting the application of fiduciary rules for financial advisers. Speaking to the Bipartisan Policy Center last month, the chief executive of the Securities ...
Employee share scheme reforms to boost start-ups
ALEX DUNNIN  |  FRIDAY, 5 JUN 2015
Changes to the tax laws for employee share schemes should boost start-ups. The changes which are expected to be passed shortly, even though they are still being debated in parliament, are widely regarded as a good compromise between the previous Act ...
SDI products drive retail FUM growth
ALEX DUNNIN  |  FRIDAY, 5 JUN 2015
Newer styles of products aimed at self-directed investors (SDI) may account for a small share of the retail investment market but they represent a much larger share of market growth. These product styles include managed accounts and their separately ...
Super delivers 12.2% for year end April
ALEX DUNNIN  |  WEDNESDAY, 3 JUN 2015
Returns from super fund default MySuper options dipped to 12.2% for the 12 months to end April but funds are still on track for another solid financial year, according to SelectingSuper's latest performance survey. The SelectingSuper survey of Workplace ...
Members less likely to switch from workplace funds
ALEX DUNNIN  |  THURSDAY, 28 MAY 2015
Members are two thirds more likely to switch their personal super funds than their workplace super fund, explaining why retail wealth groups are ramping up their political campaign to decouple superannuation from industrial awards. Roy Morgan has just ...
Widen access to PLS, say cross-bench senators
ALEX DUNNIN  |  WEDNESDAY, 27 MAY 2015
Senators Jacqui Lambie, Glenn Lazarus, Ricky Muir and Nick Xenophon have called on the government and opposition to back legislation to broaden access to the Pension Loan Scheme (PLS). The PLS, established by the Hawke government in 1983, is a reverse ...
Fight profit shifting, ACTU tells industry funds
ALEX DUNNIN  |  WEDNESDAY, 27 MAY 2015
Union appointed industry super fund trustees should use their board influence to treat profit shifting by multi-national companies as a corporate governance issue and also promote infrastructure investment, delegates at the 2015 ACTU Congress were told ...
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