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Schroders readies private assets offering
KANIKA SOOD  |  THURSDAY, 2 JUL 2020
The global manager's Australian business has launched a private equity fund for sophisticated investors, with a private debt fund launch chalked in for the second half of the year. The Schroders Specialist Private Equity Fund (SSPEF) is an Australian-domiciled ...
Mandates from superannuation funds slow
KANIKA SOOD  |  THURSDAY, 2 JUL 2020
Superannuation fund awarded only 30 mandates in the three months to March totaling $2.5 billion, down significantly from the December quarter's 63 totaling $8.6 billion, new data from Rainmaker Information shows. International equities strategies took ...
FASEA schedules remaining 2020 exam dates
ALLY SELBY  |  FRIDAY, 19 JUN 2020
The Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority has confirmed the exam will be held across five sitting days in August, October and November. It comes after advisers were given an additional year to pass the FASEA's exam, while they were given ...
Chief economist update: Honey, COVID-19 got me sacked
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 19 JUN 2020
With most of us, Australians all, only just emerging from isolation and many businesses still locked down or operating with limitations, the rising rate of unemployment - from 5.2% in March to 6.4% in April to 7.1% in May - doesn't surprise. In ...
We cannot prevent the blow: PM
ELIZA BAVIN  |  TUESDAY, 16 JUN 2020
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the government will not extend stimulus packages, saying they would dull the dynamism of the economy. Delivering a speech to the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA), Morrison said that despite wide ...
Men gamble ERS payment away: Research
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  MONDAY, 15 JUN 2020
New data released by illion and AlphaBeta (part of Accenture) shows that there are vast differences in how early release of super payments are being spent between the genders. While women who access their super early are more likely to spend on essential ...
Major OneVue shareholder says IRESS bid too low
KANIKA SOOD  |  FRIDAY, 12 JUN 2020
Billionaire investor and OneVue shareholder Alex Waislitz says IRESS's offer to acquire OVH for 40 cents a share is a far cry from the company's actual value. Waislitz's Thorney Opportunities and related companies started buying stock in ...
Former Fidelity wholesale head joins Sydney boutique
KANIKA SOOD  |  THURSDAY, 11 JUN 2020
Former head of wholesale sales for Fidelity's Australian business has joined a Sydney managed accounts provider as it looks to expand its customised SMA offering with independent financial advisers. Andrew Mathie has joined Atticus Wealth as its head ...
MySuper goes back-to-back in the black
HARRISON WORLEY  |  THURSDAY, 4 JUN 2020
For the second consecutive month, Australia's MySuper options have generated positive returns, after a couple of negative months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Latest Rainmaker research shows the average return for MySuper products in May was 2.1%, which ...
Charities call for further stimulus
ALLY SELBY  |  WEDNESDAY, 3 JUN 2020
Charities have called on the government to plan for a gradual transition of its stimulatory payments so as to avoid the loss of more than 200,000 jobs in the sector. New research from Social Ventures Australia (SVA) and the Centre for Social Impact ...
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