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Iress partners with regtech for DDO
ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  FRIDAY, 23 APR 2021
... authoring to approval and publishing. "We know that our Keystone solution helps organisations reduce costs while strengthening risk and governance protocols which is why our solution is purpose built to help financial services businesses manage the new ...
Adviser numbers at five-year low
KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 23 APR 2021
... whopping 389 but added 50 new advisers. Less than a third (30%) of advisers or 14,487 are authorised to provide advice on life risk products. Aware Financial Services with 204 and Commonwealth Financial Planning with 203 risk advisers have the largest ...
AustralianSuper hires from WTW
KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 23 APR 2021
AustralianSuper has appointed a senior manager of portfolio strategy - mid risk, hiring a long-serving Willis Towers Watson to the post. Jessica Melville has joined the $210 billion super fund, based in Sydney. Melville left WTW after 12 years; her ...
Commissions likely to stay: Hume
KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 22 APR 2021
... presented at the event, said the reality is that advisers are no longer able to work with clients that generate smaller premiums. Risk specialists are also concerned about premiums increasing, he said, and they have to work hard to convince clients to ...
Centuria acquires stake in Bass Capital
KANIKA SOOD  |  THURSDAY, 22 APR 2021
... to capitalise on strong demand from our high-net-worth investors for debt products, as they seek a diversified investment risk profile." The transaction was funded via Centuria's balance sheet. It expects the joint venture to be accretive to earnings ...
MSCI launches life sciences indices
KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 22 APR 2021
... Climate Paris Aligned Index Suite in October 2020, eight new indices that capture climate data from its Climate Value-at-Risk (Climate VaR) tool, scope 3 emissions (indirect greenhouse gas emissions generated from sources not owned or controlled by a ...
Government merges advice reviews
KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 21 APR 2021
... Treasury's new remit, it will consider the breadth of issues impacting the quality and affordability of financial advice and risk advice, she said. "This will mean that once ASIC finishes its data-collection phase, this information will be provided to ...
Rest launches low-cost SRI option
JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  TUESDAY, 20 APR 2021
The $59 billion super fund has launched the responsible investment option Financial Standard revealed it was working on late last year , introducing one of the lowest cost SRI vehicles in the market. Rest's 1.7 million members will now have access to ...
Best MySuper options by risk-adjusted returns
KANIKA SOOD  |  TUESDAY, 20 APR 2021
Australian Ethical, Aware Super and BUSSQ are the top three performers in MySuper, when risk adjusted returns are considered. Rainmaker calculated a combined risk-adjusted rank for MySuper options, incorporating their average percentile scores in Sharpe ...
Value managers fightback: Mercer
KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 20 APR 2021
... potential to offer diversification of excess returns and enhance expected outcomes. Without exposure to value, investors may risk missing out on the benefits of that diversification," he said. Value-style investing has suffered a prolong period of underperformance ...
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