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CSLR kicks off, 2k await compensation

KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 2 APR 2024
The Compensation Scheme of Last Resort (CSLR) today opened its doors, ready to compensate about 2000 claimants who have long waited for redress. Inaugural CSLR chief executive David Berry told a media briefing: "We look forward to supporting a number ...

Financial Conduct Authority cracks down on finfluencers, firms

KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 28 MAR 2024
The UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is cracking down on finfluencers as more financial services firms turn to social media to promote products and services. The financial services regulator is aiming to get on top of firms that illegally promote ...

AFCA flags legal uncertainty on SMSF wholesale test

KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 28 MAR 2024
Financial advisers must be mindful of the "legal uncertainty" that exists when applying the appropriate wholesale test on self-managed super funds (SMSF), according to the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA). AFCA senior ombudsman Alex ...

Platinum bleeds $1.4bn in outflows

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 27 MAR 2024
Platinum Investment Management flags it will lose at least $1.4 billion as a partial redemption from institutional clients over the next month, translating to an $18 million hit to revenue. One large client told the fund manager that it intends to rebalance ...

QMV Legal folds, managing partner to launch new firm

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 27 MAR 2024
Novigi will wind up QMV Legal as its managing partner Jonathan Steffanoni embarks on launching a new specialist superannuation law firm. QMV Legal will fold on April 26, shortly after Novigi acquired the QMV Solutions business on February 1. "Novigi ...

Tranche one of advice reforms hits parliament

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 27 MAR 2024
The legislation housing the first tranche of financial advice reforms that promise to reduce red tape was introduced in parliament today. Some of the recommendations from the Quality of Advice Review (QAR) include amending ongoing fee arrangements (OFA) ...

PE deals tumble again, down 63%: Bain & Company

KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 26 MAR 2024
The Australian and New Zealand private equity sector took another tumble, sharply falling 63% in value during 2023 as high interest rates and market uncertainty continues to spook investors. This is the second year in a row that saw deal values decline ...

T. Rowe Price launches bond fund

KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 26 MAR 2024
T. Rowe Price has launched a new strategy that invests in government bonds targeting wholesale and institutional investors. The Global Government Bond High Quality Fund aims to achieve risk-adjusted returns across global bond markets issued by governments ...

Wholesale investor tests up for parliamentary review

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 25 MAR 2024
The federal government wants to shake up the wholesale investor tests further in launching a parliamentary inquiry into the entire framework, worrying many fund managers operating in the high-net-worth space. The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations ...

Allianz Retire+ names wealth management distribution chief

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 25 MAR 2024
Allianz Retire+ has appointed Brendon Rodda to the role of chief distribution officer for wealth management. Rodda most recently oversaw the global wealth management distribution strategy at PIMCO as executive vice president. Allianz and PIMCO joined ...