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Trust in financial services jumps: CFA

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  WEDNESDAY, 18 MAY 2022
While Australian investors are overall less trusting of the financial services industry and financial advisers than global peers, a new survey has found levels of trust to be robust. Data from the CFA Institute Enhancing Investors' Trust study revealed ...

Investors seek inflationary refuge in diversification strategies

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  WEDNESDAY, 18 MAY 2022
A bfinance quarterly Manager Intelligence and Market Trends report has shown that investors have sought enhanced sources of real return to combat rising inflation. The first quarter of 2022 has created a period of renewed uncertainty as investors grappled ...

GQG Partners expands Australian team

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  WEDNESDAY, 18 MAY 2022
GQG Partners has appointed David Jenkins and Muneeza Killen as business development directors to expand the company's footprint in the Queensland, Victorian, South Australian and Tasmanian financial advice markets. Jenkins has over 15 years' experience ...

Superannuation not a super solution to housing affordability

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  TUESDAY, 17 MAY 2022
Homeownership rates have plummeted, but unions and industry groups have had a negative response to Scott Morrison's last-ditch pitch to 'aspirational Australians'. Morrison has said that supporting first home buyers is a key part of his government's ...

Westpac architects new institutional banking platform

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  TUESDAY, 17 MAY 2022
Westpac has begun work on a new transactional platform for institutional clients, using UK technology provider 10x Banking to provide the core technology. The two companies have signed a letter of understanding that's built on an existing three-year ...

Good isn't good enough for the super system: Byres

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  TUESDAY, 17 MAY 2022
At the FINSIA 'The Regulators' event, APRA chair Wayne Byres has detailed the regulator's foremost superannuation priorities. Australia's superannuation system is the envy of the world, but Byres said it could be better. Having initially praised the ...

Super Guarantee increases now ironclad

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  MONDAY, 16 MAY 2022
The super industry has welcomed the Prime Minister's re-election promise that a Coalition government will lift the Superannuation Guarantee to 12% as legislated. The Prime Minister has said he "stands by" the currently legislated 12% increase and ...

Industry pans early release superannuation policy

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  MONDAY, 16 MAY 2022
The Morrison government's re-election Hail Mary policy to allow early superannuation withdrawals to be used for house deposits has been widely condemned. A joint media release between Scott Morrison, Michael Sukkar and Jane Hume boldly proclaimed that ...

Copia, Mutual Limited sign distribution agreement

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  MONDAY, 16 MAY 2022
Copia Investment Partners has announced an Australian distribution partnership with Mutual Limited. Under the agreement, Copia will distribute Mutual Limited's Mutual Cash, Mutual Income, Mutual Credit and Mutual High Yield funds. Copia chief executive ...

We knew people would leave the advice industry: Hume

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  FRIDAY, 13 MAY 2022
The regulatory transition of the financial advice industry has been cumbersome for many people but senator Jane Hume believes the worst of it is over. In an interview with Stockspot, Hume welcomed the proper professionalism of the financial advice industry ...