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Reserve Bank explores digital currency potential

CHLOE WALKER  |  TUESDAY, 9 AUG 2022
The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) is launching a one-year research programme into the case for a central bank digital currency (CBDC). Partnering with the Digital Finance Cooperative Research Centre (DFCRC), the project will seek to identify innovative ...

Adviser banned over early release scheme

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  WEDNESDAY, 3 AUG 2022
An Adelaide financial adviser received a five-year ban for advising his clients to roll their super into newly established SMSFs to invest in a company he is a director of and then releasing the money to them in the form of a loan. Antonio Simeone is ...

VanEck hires five to team

CHLOE WALKER  |  WEDNESDAY, 3 AUG 2022
The asset manager has expanded its Australian team with several new hires as demand for its exchange traded funds (ETFs) increases steadily. Pranay Lal and Daniel O'Connell have both joined the VanEck investments and capital markets team, while ...

FICAP is back on in 2022

CASSANDRA BALDINI  |  FRIDAY, 22 JUL 2022
The Financial Industry Community Aid Program (FICAP) is returning after a pandemic pause. This year FICAP's Live & Acoustic event will be held on August 25 at the Establishment Ballroom and in support of Aussie youths in need. All proceeds will ...

Inalytics develops new data-driven model

CASSANDRA BALDINI  |  WEDNESDAY, 20 JUL 2022
Inalytics has developed a skills-based data model that allows pension funds and other institutional asset owners to effectively and efficiently screen and monitor asset managers. The model, 'DECSIS', analyses the four core investment decisions and processes ...

Aussies don't need so much in retirement savings: SCA

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  TUESDAY, 19 JUL 2022
New retirement targets released by Super Consumers Australia suggest the ASFA Retirement Standard needs a rethink, saying a pre-retiree couple only needs to save $402,000 by age 65 to achieve a joint annual income of $64,000 in retirement. The consumer ...

Draft changes to super disclosure rules

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  MONDAY, 18 JUL 2022
The government has released for consultation, draft regulations outlining changes to disclosure requirements for superannuation annual members' meeting notices. Minister for financial services Stephen Jones' office said: "To support members ...

Is the wage price spiral narrative a lie?

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  MONDAY, 18 JUL 2022
... Australia Institute found that unit labour costs played almost no role in inflation over the period between 2013 to 2021. The ACTU responded to these findings stating that Australian companies that banked record profits rather than using them to shield ...

Those most in need of advice see least value in it: Research

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  TUESDAY, 12 JUL 2022
About 80% of consumers who have never accessed financial advice don't believe there is any value in it, according to a new study from University of South Australia which calls for the introduction of a government-funded rebate for advice. The study ...

AFA hits back at QAR submissions from Choice, ISA

CASSANDRA BALDINI  |  MONDAY, 11 JUL 2022
The Association of Financial Advisers has hit back at the Quality of Advice Review submissions from Choice and Industry Super Australia, saying their recommendations are harmful to the sector. Starting with Choice, the AFA said the consumer body's submission ...
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