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Life insurers to embrace risky assets

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 19 JAN 2022
Life insurers will take on more risks and shun safe-haven assets in a bid to bump up returns in 2022. Australian life insurers are tipped to shed their conservative nature this year amid a tough macroeconomic environment, according to bfinance. Many ...

Federal Court imposes $4m penalty on industry fund

CHLOE WALKER  |  TUESDAY, 18 JAN 2022
The Federal Court has imposed combined penalties of $4 million on Statewide Super for providing members with misleading information regarding their insurance and failing to report the issue to ASIC in the time required. Between 2017 and 2020, Statewide ...

Financial watchdog warns on crypto

CHLOE WALKER  |  TUESDAY, 18 JAN 2022
In a public statement this week, the Australian Securities and Investment Commission ( ASIC) has issued a warning urging self-managed super funds (SMSFs) to consider the risks of cryptocurrency investments. The corporate regulator said that it had noticed ...

Australian billionaires double fortunes during pandemic: Oxfam

CHLOE WALKER  |  MONDAY, 17 JAN 2022
The wealth of Australia's 47 billionaires has doubled to $255 billion in the last two years, according to anti-poverty charity Oxfam. A briefing published today by Oxfam, Inequality Kills, has warned of the deadly nature of the world's growing extreme ...

State Street on how it will vote

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  MONDAY, 17 JAN 2022
The US $3.5 trillion asset manager State Street Global Advisors has released its annual proxy letter to portfolio companies, putting ASX-listed companies on notice. The letter advises companies on SSGA's voting priorities and intentions. As expected ...

Natixis sells Fiera Capital interest

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  FRIDAY, 14 JAN 2022
Natixis Investment Managers is offloading its stake in Fiera Capital over the course of two transactions. Natixis has flagged it will sell close to 11 million shares in Fiera Capital; 3.56 million will sell for an aggregate repurchase price of US$34.8 ...

The top ESG themes for 2022

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 12 JAN 2022
Asset owners will increasingly pressure companies on several key areas in 2022, the top priority being driving net zero emissions engagement and activity. Preserving natural resources amid the drive for net zero emissions will be top of Robeco's environmental ...

Sequoia Financial Group acquires legal practice

CHLOE WALKER  |  MONDAY, 10 JAN 2022
Sequoia Financial Group (Sequoia) has announced the acquisition of the incorporated legal practice previously known as Topdocs Legal (TDL), now renamed Docscentre Legal (DCL). Boosting its professional services division, Sequoia has paid $330,000 for ...

Media Super apologises for major calculator error

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  THURSDAY, 6 JAN 2022
Members of Media Super have received an apology from the fund after it was discovered the information underpinning its benefit projection tool hadn't been updated since 2015. Media Super's Retirement Income Simulator was made available on its public ...

Link agrees to $3bn takeover

KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 23 DEC 2021
A North American software provider is set to acquire Link Group for $2.9 billion, ousting private equity firm Carlyle Group in the bidding process. Dye & Durham is willing to pay $5.50 for every Link share in exchange for acquiring 100% of the ASX-listed ...
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