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Quasi-mergers in APRA's sights

ELIZA BAVIN  |  WEDNESDAY, 10 MAR 2021
... regulator has acknowledged concerns over "quasi-mergers" raised by Senator Andrew Bragg. In a letter provided to Financial Standard , Bragg contacted APRA in February to express concerns over the "quasi-merger" between Maritime Super and Hostplus where ...

APRA calls out poor group insurance practices

KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 9 MAR 2021
... increases in premiums at the end of premium guarantee or contractual periods," the regulator said. A recent Financial Standard poll found that the industry will continue to bump up premiums in 2021. Nearly 90% of participants said group insurance will ...

BetaShares eyes expansion with new shareholder

KANIKA SOOD  |  MONDAY, 8 MAR 2021
... [and] finished 2020 north of $15 billion. I see the trend continuing over the course of next decade," he told Financial Standard . "In addition to that, we are very interested to make strategic investments and potentially acquire businesses both in Australia ...

NGS strengthens ESG, ups fees

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  MONDAY, 8 MAR 2021
... variation in implementation by some investment managers within the SRD option," a spokesperson for NGS Super told Financial Standard . "The changes we have now made invoke a minimum standard to the definitions of each exclusion to ensure consistency ...

Celebrating women in financial services

STAFF WRITER  |  MONDAY, 8 MAR 2021
... 2016. The only country with more women in leadership is Israel at 38%. This International Women's Day, Financial Standard recognises the Australian women of financial services who are climbing the corporate ladder, be they just starting out in the ...

Lonsec chief to exit, chair welcomed

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 5 MAR 2021
... year later was promoted to director of the wealth strategy business. Coming out of retirement, Spiers told Financial Standard he looks forward to seeing the firm continue its growth trajectory, particularly as financial advisers increasingly take-up ...

ASIC takes Statewide Super to court

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  THURSDAY, 4 MAR 2021
... members impacted and remediate them. In July last year Statewide chief executive Tony D'Alessandro told Financial Standard the fund had overhauled its risk management processes since appointing chief risk officer Jason Muir in May 2020. Muir's ...

Rest hires from NGS Super

ELIZA BAVIN  |  THURSDAY, 4 MAR 2021
... from AMP where she held a number of roles over six years. A Rest spokesperson confirmed the appointment to Financial Standard saying Jose brings a wealth of experience to the role. "Mel has more than 20 years' experience in the superannuation industry ...

US upbeat on stimulus, vaccination

KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 4 MAR 2021
... trillion stimulus plan proposed by President Joe Biden in February will have a critical role to play. Spence told Financial Standard 's annual Chief Economists Forum via video link that the US economy will be highly dependent on the stimulus to see it ...

Australian recovery has been outstanding: La Trobe Financial

ELIZA BAVIN  |  THURSDAY, 4 MAR 2021
Attendees of the Financial Standard Chief Economist Forum in Sydney have been reassured that Australia's economic recovery has not just been good - it's been very good. That's according to La Trobe Financial chief investment officer and ...