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Chief executives cop pay cuts
ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  FRIDAY, 7 AUG 2020
... Despite this, substantial increases in share prices which increased the value of equity incentives saw newcomers to the highest paid chief executives. IDP Education chief executive Andrew Barkla received $37.7 million in realised pay. He was followed ...
ESG funds crowned winners of COVID-19 crisis
ALLY SELBY  |  MONDAY, 3 AUG 2020
... of the first quarter to $17.7 billion (US$12.6 billion). At the end of June, sustainable assets recorded one of their highest levels, only outpaced by their peak at December 2019. Morningstar found there are now 108 strategies in the Australasian sustainable ...
Financial comfort reliant on fiscal support: ME Bank
ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  THURSDAY, 30 JUL 2020
... bills or loan repayments," he said. More than half of households spent less than they earned each month, up 8% to the highest level of households saving in the survey's history. However, Oughton warns this cautious behaviour and a lack of spending may ...
Queenslanders drain super: ISA
ELIZA BAVIN  |  WEDNESDAY, 29 JUL 2020
... Australia (ISA) claims 27% of Queenslanders with a super account have accessed the Early Release of Super (ERS) scheme; the highest proportion in the nation. ISA said over 145,000 Queenslanders have wiped out their retirement savings all together, with ...
Life insurance needs to prove value
ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  WEDNESDAY, 29 JUL 2020
... interest," Evans said. For death cover there were 13.4 million covers in force, 97% of lodged claims were paid with the highest cause of claim was cancer at 43%. For total and permanent disability there were 11.1 million covers, 90% of lodged claims ...
Tasmania leads the nation: CommSec
ALLY SELBY  |  TUESDAY, 28 JUL 2020
... (33.3% above the decade average)." Western Australia scored the worst in unemployment in CommSec's survey, recording its highest jobless rate since January 1994 (63% above the decade average). In five of the states and territories, construction work ...
Financial services jobs show signs of recovery
ELIZA BAVIN  |  THURSDAY, 23 JUL 2020
... South Wales has seen the most significant decline in permanent job opportunities, down 32.4%, while Victoria had the highest fall in contingent job vacancies of 33.8%. "With such a strong focus on tourism, one might have expected Queensland's falls to ...
ETP market winners revealed
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  WEDNESDAY, 22 JUL 2020
... billion. Around half of the quarter's increase in FUM in ETPs came from net flows, which at $4.4 billion were the second highest ever recorded. The highest net flows to ETPs occurred in the December quarter of 2019 which saw $4.8 billion in inflows. ...
Chief economist update: The next generation
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 22 JUL 2020
... too. The Euro Stoxx-50 index rose by 0.5% on the day, the broader Stoxx 600 rallied by as much as 1.3% and closed at its highest level since early March. The euro currency surged to US$1.15 for the first time since January 2019. It's still a long ...
Sovereign investors keen on gold, infrastructure
KANIKA SOOD  |  TUESDAY, 21 JUL 2020
... as the crisis creates potential distressed opportunities. With infrastructure, sovereigns in the survey reported the highest levels of interest in electricity generation and transmission (54%) and communications (52%). However, medium-sized sovereign ...
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