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New Zealand exits recession

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 24 JUN 2024
New Zealand reported 0.2% GDP growth in the March quarter following two consecutive quarters of decline, putting to bed its technical recession for the meantime. The economy was buoyed by electricity, gas, water, and waste services; rental, hiring ...

Greece taps BlackRock FMA to build sovereign wealth fund

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 21 JUN 2024
Greece will soon launch its inaugural sovereign wealth fund called National Investment Fund with the help of BlackRock's Financial Markets Advisory. Kostis Hatzidakis, Greece's minister of national economy and finance, affirmed the country's ...

SSGA loses $2.4bn in two months

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 14 JUN 2024
State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) suffered $2.4 billion in net outflows over the last two months of 2023, the majority of which hit its Australian and international equities products. The State Street International Equities Index Trust lost a whopping ...

What's keeping the Treasurer up at night?

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  THURSDAY, 13 JUN 2024
Treasurer Jim Chalmers said at the Morgan Stanley Australia Summit in Sydney yesterday that a key goal of the Budget was to fight inflation in a way that doesn't damage an already weak economy. "... the primary focus of the Budget was to tackle inflation ...

Funds SA names interim investment chief

ELIZABETH FRY  |  WEDNESDAY, 12 JUN 2024
The $43 billion public sector fund manager has appointed Matt Kempton as acting chief investment officer following the departure of Richard Friend last month. The fund said at this stage, there is no further detail regarding the recruitment process ...

More businesses fold, unpaid super recovery measure to launch

KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 6 JUN 2024
As the number of business insolvencies spike, workers will soon be able to claim unpaid superannuation owed to them by defunct employers under the Fair Entitlements Guarantee (FEG) Recovery Program. From 1 July 2024, staff who worked for employers that ...

Equip Super names chief experience officer

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 3 JUN 2024
Equip Super appointed its inaugural chief experience officer (CXO), previously at legalsuper. Carrie Norman joins Equip on June 11. She most recently spent more than three years at legalsuper where she was chief member officer and an executive of member ...

Early release of super scammers cop prison time

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 31 MAY 2024
Three people will go to prison after pleading guilty to defrauding the COVID-19 early release of superannuation scheme for $103,500. The Brisbane District Court sentenced three women from Queensland, whose identities were not revealed, for submitting ...

Super funds slash external mandates by 54%

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 31 MAY 2024
The number of investment managers winning institutional mandates has tanked 54% in less than two years as superannuation funds ramp up the in-house management of assets, Rainmaker Information research reveals. Just 156 mandates were allocated by super ...

Interest rate relief unlikely 'this side of Christmas'

ELIZA BAVIN  |  THURSDAY, 30 MAY 2024
The higher-than-expected monthly CPI data for April could mean the Reserve Bank of Australia's (RBA) hands are tied when it comes to higher-for-longer interest rates. Annual growth in the non-seasonally adjusted CPI lifted from 3.5% to 3.6% in April ...
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