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Ruling returns $62 million to MF Global customers

MELANIE TIMBRELL  |  THURSDAY, 30 AUG 2012
Failed global derivative network MF Global's Australian customers yesterday learned they would be entitled to the distribution of $62 million of funds pursued by creditors. A ruling in the NSW Supreme Court yesterday established that the $62.7 million ...

Remove insurance from super: Cassidy

MELANIE TIMBRELL  |  WEDNESDAY, 29 AUG 2012
Tasplan chief Neil Cassidy says insurance should be removed from superannuation and a national scheme put in place instead. Cassidy expects a national scheme to offer more universal coverage with cost and efficiency benefits for both members and funds. ...

FSC, ASFA endorse APRA's risk measure stance

MELANIE TIMBRELL  |  WEDNESDAY, 29 AUG 2012
The Financial Services Council and the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia have restated their support for the implementation of the standard risk measure (SRM) in shortened product disclosure statements. The support is in contrast to strong ...

Zurich's restructure sees 11 depart

MELANIE TIMBRELL  |  WEDNESDAY, 29 AUG 2012
Zurich's new three-year strategy focused on growth in the risk and investments business has seen 11 roles cut and five added as the financial services provider shifts its focus to the institutional and dealer group level. Chief executive of the Life ...

Former Vanguard manager faces court on 63 counts

MELANIE TIMBRELL  |  TUESDAY, 28 AUG 2012

Hastings grows European infra team

MELANIE TIMBRELL  |  TUESDAY, 28 AUG 2012
Hastings Funds Management has appointed former senior vice president at Macquarie Capital Europe Oliver Schubert to the role of director, infrastructure. Based in London, Schubert brings experience in originating and executing M&A transactions, building ...

Nomura hires ex-RBS fixed income head

MELANIE TIMBRELL  |  TUESDAY, 28 AUG 2012
Japanese investment bank, Nomura has hired RBS' former head of fixed income trading Jon Linton to head up Australian macro-products. Based in Sydney, Linton will report to Yutaka Nakajima, senior managing director and head of fixed income trading for ...

Reg compliance with archaic technology unlikely: Bravura

MELANIE TIMBRELL  |  TUESDAY, 28 AUG 2012
The inflexibility of service providers' technology infrastructure will make the challenge of complying with new financial services regulations potentially 'insurmountable', a software administrator has warned. Bravura's APAC managing director Roland ...

Separate wealth from income strategy: Merton

MELANIE TIMBRELL  |  FRIDAY, 24 AUG 2012
Thinking about a wealth goal for members isn't remotely the same as a member-specific income goal and strategy - which should be the next generation solution for securing retirement income. That's according to Nobel laureate in economics, Robert Merton ...

Smarter lifecycle approach to staunch SMSF flow

MELANIE TIMBRELL  |  THURSDAY, 23 AUG 2012
The quality of the debate on lifecycling in Australia has improved, according to Standard Life Investments, although many super funds are still grappling with product design into the post retirement phase. There is genuine concern in the industry that ...