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RBA outlines next phase of bond purchase program

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  MONDAY, 23 MAY 2022
Having raised the cash rate earlier this month, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) board has decided not to reinvest the proceeds from bonds as they mature from the bank's portfolio. This decision by the RBA is indicative of a new quantitative tightening ...

Risk asset volatility guaranteed: Western Asset

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  FRIDAY, 20 MAY 2022
Geopolitical developments and central bank tightening have made risk asset volatility a surety this year, according to Franklin Templeton's specialised investment managers Western Asset. However, Western Asset has said that despite geopolitical turbulence ...

Allianz subsidiary, former portfolio managers charged over massive fraud

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  WEDNESDAY, 18 MAY 2022
Allianz Global Investors and three of its former portfolio managers have been charged by the US regulator over a multi-billion-dollar securities fraud sold to pension funds that went on for more than four years. The Securities and Exchange Commission ...

Investor confidence drops in April: State Street

CHLOE WALKER  |  FRIDAY, 29 APR 2022
State Street's investor confidence index has decreased to 92.9, down 6.6 points from March's revised reading of 99.5. The index, which was developed in partnership with FDO Partners, measures investor confidence or risk appetite quantitatively by analysing ...

Aussie government debt to double: Janus Henderson

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  WEDNESDAY, 6 APR 2022
Australian government debt is expected to double by 2025, latest insights from Janus Henderson show. The Janus Henderson Sovereign Debt Index shows Australia is expected to owe $68,806 per person in government debt by 2025. The report shows central ...

Super fund restructures, adds new roles

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  THURSDAY, 31 MAR 2022
... expectations from members, employers and regulators - coupled with profound transformation in the way we all work and live due to COVID - it is critical that all super funds embrace change by rethinking and reinventing how we serve our members better," ...

Credit market outlook strong: ABDO

CHLOE WALKER  |  WEDNESDAY, 30 MAR 2022
Despite uncertainty caused by global political issues, the 2022 credit market is looking good, says Investors Mutual Limited senior investment specialist, global equities Peter McPhee. Addressing the crowd at Sydney's Advisers Big Day Out event ...

COVID not only health issue on Budget radar

TOM WATSON  |  TUESDAY, 29 MAR 2022
With Australia now moving into a 'living with COVID' stage of the pandemic, what are some of the other notable health spending measures outlined in this year's Budget? First of all, the government has allocated $2.4 billion over five years ...

WTW adds cybersecurity consultant

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  WEDNESDAY, 23 MAR 2022
Willis Towers Watson is building out its cybersecurity capabilities, hiring a consultant to its Australasia financial lines team. Effective immediately, Rob Wiggan has joined WTW as cybersecurity consultant, bringing more than 30 years' experience in ...

Principals' Community retains BT members

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  TUESDAY, 15 MAR 2022
The newly independent Principals' Community has retained 92% of previous members after parting ways with BT Financial Group. The community, headed up Kon Costas, is a service for self-licensed financial advice businesses - offering support, education ...
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