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Politicking befogs equities: AMP Capital

MELANIE TIMBRELL  |  THURSDAY, 23 AUG 2012
Political forces are exerting a much greater influence in market movement, according to AMP Capital. "Investing in shares is increasingly perceived to be risky and fruitless," said Nader Naeimi, head of dynamic asset allocation at AMP Capital. "The ...

Shorten reins in employer involvement in default super

MELANIE TIMBRELL  |  THURSDAY, 23 AUG 2012
Minister for Financial Services Bill Shorten has been accused of 'gazumping' the Productivity Commission inquiry into default super by moving to head off options that would give employers more choice in fund selection. The Minister yesterday pointed ...

netwealth cost focus pays off

MELANIE TIMBRELL  |  WEDNESDAY, 22 AUG 2012
netwealth Investment Wrap is CoreData's Platform of the Year for 2012 on the strength of advisers allocating client funds on the basis of perceived value. The number of respondents surveyed by CoreData who selected value as the basis for allocation ...

Soros family office buys into Man United

MELANIE TIMBRELL  |  WEDNESDAY, 22 AUG 2012
George Soros has taken a 7.85% stake in Manchester United through his family office investment arm, Quantum Partners. News of the purchase surfaced yesterday after the Financial Times cited a filing with the US Securities Exchange Commission (SEC). ...

Sunsuper expands nationally

MELANIE TIMBRELL  |  WEDNESDAY, 22 AUG 2012
Sunsuper has appointed four new business development managers as part of a push to expand the fund's national footprint. The hires, based in Perth and Sydney, coincide with the launch of a major advertising campaign targeted at consumers outside of ...

Think big on scale, ORFR: APRA

MELANIE TIMBRELL  |  TUESDAY, 21 AUG 2012
Focus on the underlying objective, and not the minutiae of methodology. That's the message from APRA to super funds on incoming reforms. Responding to concerns raised during the consultation process and subsequent public forums, APRA's deputy chair ...

APRA tweaks insurance in super

MELANIE TIMBRELL  |  TUESDAY, 21 AUG 2012
APRA will change its stance on insurance in super, allowing registered superannuation entities to seek income protection through general rather than life insurance providers alone. Acknowledging that APRA's initial approach was prescriptive, deputy ...

Lifecycle discussion needs context: Milliman

MELANIE TIMBRELL  |  MONDAY, 20 AUG 2012
The increased discussion of lifecycle products in a MySuper context needs to take into account lessons from overseas failures, including target date funds in the US, according to one consultant. Wade Matterson, practice leader at Milliman said the whole ...

Challenger attributes 20% profit growth to annuity/life

MELANIE TIMBRELL  |  MONDAY, 20 AUG 2012
Challenger Limited has announced a normalised net profit after tax (NPAT) of $297 million for FY12, up 20% on FY11 following record Life and retail annuity product sales. Challenger's Life division posted total product sales of $2.66 billion, with a ...

FPA to push advice via social media

MELANIE TIMBRELL  |  MONDAY, 20 AUG 2012
The FPA has launched a social media heavy campaign as part of its 12th Financial Planning Week. The move is part of a push by the FPA to increase the profile of financial advice and augment the number of Australians who access the advice service. The ...