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Government takes no sides in industry-retail super split

ALISON BEVEGE  |  MONDAY, 1 AUG 2011
The Federal Government said today it is not leaning one way or the other on the split between retail and industry funds on super fees. Paul Costello, chairman of the Stronger Super Peak Consultative Group last week handed Assistant Treasurer Bill Shorten ...

Boutique equities manager wins big Kiwi mandate

ALISON BEVEGE  |  MONDAY, 1 AUG 2011
Boutique New Zealand equities manager Devon Funds Management has won a large new mandate from New Zealand Superannuation Fund. Mel Firmin, a spokesman for Devon, said the deal had been made in the last month. He could not confirm reports that the mandate ...

Seven super funds win AAA for entire product range

ALISON BEVEGE  |  FRIDAY, 29 JUL 2011
Telstra Super, AXA North and QSuper are among seven superannuation funds to have recently gained a AAA rating for all of their superannuation and retirement products from research firm Rainmaker in the last three months. Rainmaker research has reviewed ...

Lonsec casts eye over fund fee structures

ALISON BEVEGE  |  FRIDAY, 29 JUL 2011
Ratings agency Lonsec has analysed the fee structures of fund managers in its Australian Equities Long/Short peer group and discovered two funds that employ a performance hurdle of 0%. While the performance fee hurdles employed by most managers in the ...

Secondary market for private equity heats with billion dollar deal

ALISON BEVEGE  |  FRIDAY, 29 JUL 2011
Several large transactions have heated up the secondary market for global private equity, suggesting predictions for market upturn were right according to new research from alternative investment research firm Preqin. AXA Private Equity's purchase of ...

Higher US interest rates possible on downgrade

ALISON BEVEGE  |  THURSDAY, 28 JUL 2011
A ratings downgrade of US sovereign debt would likely result in higher interest rates, Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group said today. Financial markets are again in decline, spooked by the threat of the US losing its AAA rating on Treasury securities ...

Adviser fee structures hit the spotlight

ALISON BEVEGE  |  THURSDAY, 28 JUL 2011
Fee structures for financial advisers was a hot topic at a national roadshow in Sydney yesterday with revelations that asset-based fees could not be charged on geared clients. Stewart Bell, executive consultant from Elixir Consulting, gave a detailed ...

Super Choice did not change super habits

ALISON BEVEGE  |  WEDNESDAY, 27 JUL 2011
Super Choice legislation enabling consumers to choose their superannuation fund has made little impact on the way Australians choose superannuation, a report has found. The Roy Morgan Superannuation and Wealth Management in Australia report for July ...

Coaching tips invigorate adviser roadshow

ALISON BEVEGE  |  WEDNESDAY, 27 JUL 2011
Financial advisers were treated to a magical list, staff empowerment and "I've got the cookie" in a memorable coaching session on how to build an award-winning business at the Association of Financial Advisers national roadshow in Sydney today. Steve ...

Improved governance called for all round

ALISON BEVEGE  |  WEDNESDAY, 27 JUL 2011
Several large superannuation funds last week demanded improved corporate governance in the wake of the News Corporation scandal, but both the Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Australian Institute of Company Directors have said the ...