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Count completes Diverger acquisition

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 4 MAR 2024
Count has finalised the acquisition of Diverger as the latter officially delists from the ASX today. The group now has 590 financial advisers and funds under advice (FUA) of $29.9 billion. Count chief executive Hugh Humphrey said: "An important strategic ...

Major decline in group insurance coverage: ASFA

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  WEDNESDAY, 28 FEB 2024
The Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) has reported a sharp decline in group insurance coverage, pointing the finger at recent reforms. ASFA research indicates that the implementation of the Protecting Your Super (PYS) and Putting ...

DASS settlement pending court approval, victims urged to claim

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 28 FEB 2024
... million from E&P (which was fully provisioned in EP1's accounts in December 2022) as well as remaining available insurance proceeds of at least $12 million," the company said. Compensating DASS investors continues to drag on as the Australian Financial ...

MLC Life Insurance hires from Cbus

CHLOE WALKER  |  TUESDAY, 27 FEB 2024
MLC Life Insurance has appointed Mirella Robinson to the newly created role of chief technology officer. Robinson, who brings 20 years' experience to the role, most recently served as chief information and technology officer at Cbus. Prior to Cbus ...

Super funds convene with assistant treasurer

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  MONDAY, 26 FEB 2024
... initiated a roundtable discussion last week with Jones, focusing on how the government could expedite the process for insurance claims and death benefits. They also briefed the minister on new initiatives by super funds to improve service delivery. "The ...

QIC names next chair

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  MONDAY, 26 FEB 2024
... decades' experience in financial services and capital markets. He currently also serves as chair of PayPal, MetLife Insurance, and Sims Metals. "His global mindset and broad thinking will prove invaluable to our organisation as we further our own globalisation ...

ESSSuper welcomes strategy lead

ELIZABETH FRY  |  FRIDAY, 23 FEB 2024
... Financial Complaints Authority as a strategic insights manager. deVries joins the $34 billion fund from Catholic Church Insurance, where she spent three years driving strategy and performance. Before that, she was with Club Assist Asia Pacific overseeing ...

How advisers protect themselves from 'rogue' clients

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 23 FEB 2024
... client relationship] but it's particularly setting you up to protect against an AFCA complaint, professional indemnity insurance complaint (PII), or even an ethics complaint," he said. Every three years, advisers should offer clients a "re-onboarding" ...

New life insurance regulations rolled out

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  WEDNESDAY, 21 FEB 2024
Assistant treasurer and minister for financial services Stephen Jones has issued life insurance regulations that aim to modernise the legislative framework. The Life Insurance Regulations 2024 establishes a threshold for annuities, dictating that the ...

ANZ gets green light for Suncorp merger

CHLOE WALKER  |  TUESDAY, 20 FEB 2024
... Meanwhile, Suncorp Group chair Christine McLoughlin said the decision reflects the importance of strong, sustainable insurance and banking systems equipped to meet the changing needs of customers, communities, and the broader economy. "It's also ...
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