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AIOFP petitions to delay DDO, annual renewal

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 1 OCT 2021
The Association of Independently Owned Finance Professionals is calling on lawmakers to delay two major financial advice reforms until 2022 by launching an online petition. The AIOFP is seeking to delay the Design and Distribution Obligations and consent ...

ATO will not pursue erroneous JobKeeper payments

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 13 SEP 2021
The Australian Tax Office announced it will not pursue businesses that took advantage of JobKeeper despite raking in large profits, nor will it ask small businesses to repay $180 million claimed in error. The ATO revealed that over one million businesses ...

One in four Aussies have no super account

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  MONDAY, 13 SEP 2021
A new survey conducted by Finder has revealed that one in four Australians do not have a superannuation account. Finder surveyed 1004 Australians, finding that 24% - approximately 4.6 million people - have no super account. The research found that of ...

IFM Investors' Sydney Airport dream still alive

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  MONDAY, 13 SEP 2021
The consortium of investors, led by IFM, bidding for Sydney Airport has had its first win. After a series of rejected bids, Sydney Airport announced to the ASX that it is considering the consortium's (Sydney Aviation Alliance) latest bid of $8.75 cash ...

AustralianSuper to shutter property option

KANIKA SOOD  |  FRIDAY, 3 SEP 2021
Nearly three years after AustralianSuper added the ability to freeze redemptions in its property option for up to two years, the fund has decided to shut the option altogether. The $225 billion industry fund will close the property option on September ...

Cracking the data science code

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 1 SEP 2021
The funds management industry is at risk of getting left behind if it does not adopt data science and machine learning. A panel at this afternoon's Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees 2021 Conference hosted by State Super chief investment ...

Funds management staff want remote work: Research

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 27 AUG 2021
Investment management professionals are demanding more flexibility in a post-COVID world, but many employers still need convincing, a new survey finds. The CFA Institute's survey into the future of work reveals that most men (80%) and women (87%) want ...

ASX 100 missing key reporting metric: ACCR

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  FRIDAY, 27 AUG 2021
A new report from the Australian Centre for Corporate Responsibility has raised serious governance concerns with ASX 100 companies in relation to contractors. ACCR found that Australian listed companies remain opaque about their labour hire, contracting ...

Industry steps up for Lifeline

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  THURSDAY, 26 AUG 2021
Some financial services heavyweights have thrown their support behind Lifeline, as the pandemic, lockdowns and economic uncertainty sees mental health services stretched. Janus Henderson head of retail distribution Jordan Tang organised Berry Motorfair ...

80% of instos find sustainability difficult

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  MONDAY, 23 AUG 2021
A survey of institutional investors, representing $26.8 trillion in assets, conducted by Schroders has found 80% of global institutional investors find sustainability challenging. Schroders surveyed 750 institutional investors, including 205 in Asia ...
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