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Centrepoint Alliance posts $1.6m NPAT
KANIKA SOOD  |  FRIDAY, 26 FEB 2021
Centrepoint Alliance reported $1.6 million in NPAT for the December half, as its total adviser numbers dropped slightly to 308. Gross revenue for the period was $70.6 million up 15% to the six-months ending June. Centrepoint's revenue comes from a mix ...
Government passes advice, super reforms
ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  FRIDAY, 26 FEB 2021
Financial advisers will now need prior written consent each year from clients before deducting fees, while funds from Eligible Rollover Funds must now be reunited with members within 28 days. Two key pieces of legislation were passed yesterday: the ...
AMP and Ares enter JV
ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  FRIDAY, 26 FEB 2021
... the 20% shareholding in China Life Pension Company and the proposed 40% joint venture with Ares are "synergistic" to the rest of the business but effectively the business is run by another manager. "Ultimately it is a scale game. We will be looking for ...
UK drags Bravura performance
KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 25 FEB 2021
Bravura Solutions is feeling the sting of COVID-19 as its overseas operations deliver large blows to its profitability of more than 50%. The administration and management software provider announced that its UK and South African units have severely ...
Crypto chosen over defensive assets
ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  WEDNESDAY, 24 FEB 2021
... Kong and Singapore as a result of a more innovative and progressive regulatory framework in those countries," she said. "The rest of the world has made great strides in recognising Bitcoin's importance as an investment and Australia is not far behind. ...
Chief economist update: Wall Street can't have its cake and eat it
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 24 FEB 2021
Wall Street wants to have its cake and eat it too. It wants both a return to pre-pandemic normal - with all the growth and activity and employment and profitability that came with it - while at the same time wishing, hopin' and prayin' for Biden's ...
Aussie dividends slump 40%
KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 22 FEB 2021
Three-in-five Australian publicly listed companies have either cut or withheld their dividends during 2020 as a result of COVID-19, a global dividend index shows. Between April and December 2020, Aussie firms either cut or cancelled dividend payments ...
Chief economist update: The vaccine has landed
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 22 FEB 2021
... the "magic number" needed to achieve herd immunity, but if three-out-of-five vaccines administered were AstraZeneca and the rest was Pfizer, then at least 75 per cent of the population needed to be jabbed. This number may even go up to 90 per cent, depending ...
Woodside results vindicate divestment argument: Activists
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  FRIDAY, 19 FEB 2021
... in line with the Paris Agreement and with some of the largest super funds including AustralianSuper, Aware Super, HESTA, Rest and Cbus - all of which have committed to reach net zero by 2050 and/or divest thermal coal. The results were preceded by criticism ...
Asset managers move to ESG
ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  FRIDAY, 19 FEB 2021
... among the top trends respondents will invest in within the next three to five years. Despite this, Australia is lagging the rest of the APAC region in climate change metrics with only 24% of investors analysing them compared to 56% of New Zealand Investors ...
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