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Chief economist update: Australian capex in COVID-19's shadow
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 27 NOV 2020
It wasn't that long ago when financial markets expended much speculation on the outcome of the Australian Bureau of Statistics' (ABS) "Private New Capital Expenditure and Expected Expenditure" quarterly survey, for not only does it provide an ...
Should remote employees be paid less?
KANIKA SOOD  |  THURSDAY, 26 NOV 2020
Over a quarter of US employers say they plan to pay employees based on the location of remote workers for all jobs in 2021. Willis Towers Watson surveyed 344 organisations in North America with 4.83 million employees between October 6 and 21. About ...
Franking credits more important than ever
ELIZA BAVIN  |  TUESDAY, 24 NOV 2020
Many retirees are missing out on additional income because their Australian equity portfolios do not take advantage of the taxation system, according to Plato Investment Management. Plato portfolio manager Peter Gardner said, with interest rates at ...
Labor, unions, industry funds seethe
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  FRIDAY, 20 NOV 2020
... Australian Council of Trade Unions also feared whatever the review's findings were they could be used to delay SG increases. The ACTU released its own report today, which found that many Australians will be forced to work well into their 70s if the SG ...
Kogan execs chase big bonuses
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  FRIDAY, 20 NOV 2020
Online retailer Kogan, which has recently expanded into superannuation, has faced shareholder revolt over the bonuses it wants to pay its executives. Kogan was one of the few businesses to relatively benefit from COVID-19, thanks to an uptick in online ...
World largest asset owners increase ESG, AUM
ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  TUESDAY, 17 NOV 2020
The largest asset owners in the world have increased both their monetary and social reach with active ownership becoming a key investment strategy, according to new research. The Thinking Ahead Institute's Asset Owner 100 (AO100) report shows the largest ...
Insurers must shape up on mental health: TAL
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  THURSDAY, 5 NOV 2020
TAL has released new research on mental health conditions - revealing the true cost and lack of support available to claimants. TAL, which is the group insurer for some of Australia's biggest super funds, produced a comprehensive white paper on mental ...
FASEA urged to clarify in-house product conflicts
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  THURSDAY, 5 NOV 2020
The Institute of Managed Accounts Professionals (IMAP) has written to FASEA again, arguing that its latest guidance on the Code of Ethics leaves much to be desired. IMAP's main issue is with Standard 3, which seeks to eliminate conflicts of interest ...
Rice Warner hires fintech, product data lead
KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 2 NOV 2020
Rice Warner has appointed a head of fintech and product data from CommInsure/AIA Australia to expand the firm's technology footprint. Anthony Saliba will focus on developing client solutions across retirement, advice and technology for the actuarial ...
Climate change greater threat than COVID: Report
ELIZA BAVIN  |  MONDAY, 2 NOV 2020
Climate change is set to have a greater impact on the economy than the COVID-19 lockdowns, according to a new report from Deloitte Access Economics. The report, A new choice: Australia's climate for growth, found if climate change goes unchecked, Australia's ...
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