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Bragg outraged over super fund payments to unions

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  WEDNESDAY, 31 JAN 2024
Senator Andrew Bragg has slammed industry super funds, accusing them of channelling $40 million to unions and Industry Super Australia (ISA). Scrutinising mandatory disclosures, Bragg pointed out that AustralianSuper, Cbus, HESTA, Hostplus, TWUSUPER ...

Base rate lifts to 4.35%

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 8 NOV 2023
The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) hiked the cash rate to 4.35% as it continues to grapple with subduing inflation. RBA governor Michele Bullock yesterday pushed up the base rate by another 25 basis points, saying that while inflation in Australia ...

Westpac reports $7.2bn profit

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 6 NOV 2023
Soaring interest rates bolstered Westpac home and business loan books which ultimately saw the bottom line jump by 26% to $7.2 billion. The major bank's full-year performance to September reaped from $70 billion worth of home loans that transitioned ...

Global insurers eye private markets, clean energy: BlackRock

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  FRIDAY, 29 SEP 2023
... and strategic investors group Charles Hatami emphasised that the report comes in a critical period - the second year post-Covid - marked by "structural mega forces" that are shaping the macroeconomic outlook. These mega forces include the ageing population ...

Australia's wealth gap deepens: Report

CHLOE WALKER  |  WEDNESDAY, 27 SEP 2023
The gap between those with the most and those with the least has blown out over the past two decades, with the average wealth of the highest 20% growing at four times the rate of the lowest, new research suggests. A new report by the Australian Council ...

Australians retiring later than global peers: Research

CASSANDRA BALDINI  |  THURSDAY, 14 SEP 2023
Australians are remaining in the workforce years after their global peers, research reveals. Natixis Investment Managers' Global Retirement Index (GRI) assessed retirement across 44 countries. It found the median retirement age across all countries ...

Online investor numbers dip as cost-of-living bites

CHLOE WALKER  |  FRIDAY, 4 AUG 2023
The latest Investment Trends' Australian Online Investing Report has cited cost of living pressures as cause for the decline in online investing this year. Based on a survey of 22,324 investors and traders conducted from April to May, found about 1.28 ...

Credit Suisse fined $575m by regulators

CASSANDRA BALDINI  |  TUESDAY, 25 JUL 2023
US and UK regulators have imposed fines of $575 million (US$388 million) on the bank for risk management and governance failures related to the collapse of Archegos Capital Management. The US Federal Reserve has issued Credit Suisse a $394.84 million ...

Family offices increasingly involved in succession planning

CHLOE WALKER  |  THURSDAY, 13 JUL 2023
According to wealth administration provider Ocorian, family offices across the globe seem to be in good shape regarding succession planning. Ocorian's latest report, titled 'Family Offices and the role of third-party service providers' found 88% of ...

Equity managed funds in record outflows: Calastone

KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 11 JUL 2023
Investors abandoned unlisted managed equity funds in record amounts in the June quarter, data from Calastone reveals, as they look to cash and fixed interest for security. Some $2.8 billion is the largest outflow Calastone has recorded in the last five ...
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