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|The collapse of Dover Financial Advisers has left more than 400 advisers with a narrow 30-day window to sign on with a new licensee, renewing calls for a more straightforward self-licensing regime. It's unclear at this stage where those 400 advisers ...|
|Sequoia Financial Group noted the sale of its direct equities business in a market update. Sequoia said it was selling Sequoia Direct as part of a "simplication of its overall operation by reducing the number of AFSLs operated within the Sequoia group." ...|
|An ASX-listed multi-boutique with $70 billion in assets under management worldwide has named its new chief executive. Paul Greenwood takes the reins at Pacific Current Group having previously been the group's chief investment officer and co-founder. ...|
|After the departure of two external members of its compliance committee, Aurora Funds Management appointed replacements with immediate effect. Anthony Hartnell joins the committee while also serving as Aurora's non-executive chair. He was previously ...|
|The chief operating officer of Russell Investments' Master Trust and Russell iQ platform has left the company after about 15 years. Jason Marler joined Russell in 2004 as a senior product manager before taking on his most recent role three years ...|
|In a speech at the Master Builders Australia National Leaders Summit in Canberra, Cbus chief investment officer Kristian Fok said his fund aims to manage at least 35% of its assets internally by 2022, thereby reducing costs by about 18 basis points. ...|
|A group of former TAL executives have launched a new distributor of life insurance products backed by a global reinsurer. NEOS Life aims to distribute through the financial adviser market and offers life, total and permanent disability, critical illness ...|
|ANZ is partnering to roll out a mental health and wellness portal to assist advisers with their own mental health as well as that of their clients. The bank is working with health and wellbeing company Mindstar, which has developed the online portal ...|
|A new executive manager, people services will join UniSuper in July. Julie Watkins joins the $66 billion super fund from HESTA, where she was people executive. Prior to that she was chief human resources officer at AIA, global talent director at Treasury ...|
|State Street Global Advisors has appointed a new head of retirement solutions for Australia. Jonathan Shead has worked in various SSGA roles since 2000; he was most recently head of portfolio solutions for the Asia-Pacific region. Before SSGA, he was ...|
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Allowing more members in SMSFs is unlikely to spur their establishment rates, according to a submission by University of Sydney's Susan Thorp.
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One of Japan's largest providers of shareholder services has admitted to a major operational blunder, after it failed to count 3.4 million postal votes for nearly 1000 companies ahead of their annual general meetings.
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BetaShares' Nasdaq 100 ETF exceeded $1 billion in assets under management at the end of August, a net increase of more than $500 million since the outset of the year.
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Robeco announced it will now exclude investments in thermal coal, oil sands and Arctic drilling from all its mutual funds.
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