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State Street tech to back crypto trading platform
JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  FRIDAY, 9 APR 2021
The asset manager is partnering with a start-up to build a new platform for institutional investors to trade digital currencies. State Street's Currenex business is working with Puremarkets and will provide the trading infrastructure for its Pure ...
Climate change worse than pandemic: UK regulator
JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  THURSDAY, 8 APR 2021
The chief executive of the UK's Pensions Regulator believes climate change will be more catastrophic to populations' way of life than the COVID-19 pandemic if no action is taken. The comments came as The Pensions Regulator chief executive Charles ...
Mercer calls for delay to super reforms
JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  THURSDAY, 8 APR 2021
Appearing before the Senate Economics Legislation Committee this morning, Mercer implored the government to consider a delay to the implementation of the super fund stapling mechanism slated to come into effect from July 1. In opening, Mercer senior ...
Credit Suisse confirms multibillion-dollar loss
JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  WEDNESDAY, 7 APR 2021
Credit Suisse has announced the departure of several senior staff members while confirming a $6.13 billion loss, reportedly linked to the collapse of family office Archegos Capital. Credit Suisse said it expects to incur a pre-tax Q1 loss of $1.25 billion ...
Mercer adds investment, superannuation experts
JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  TUESDAY, 30 MAR 2021
Mercer has made three appointments to the boards of its investments and superannuation businesses, including the former head of investments at MLC Asset Management and a former chair of the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia. From April ...
Advice association chief steps down
JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  THURSDAY, 25 MAR 2021
The chief executive of the Association of Financial Advisers has stepped down after four years in the role. Phil Kewin has led the AFA since 2017, having succeeded Brad Fox as chief executive in March of that year. He said the time is right to hand ...
TelstraSuper expands membership
JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  THURSDAY, 25 MAR 2021
TelstraSuper is expanding its membership, opening its doors to friends of members. Effective this month, existing TelstraSuper members may refer their friends to join the $22 billion corporate fund. The process is simple, the corporate fund told Financial ...
Rainmaker reveals 2021 AAA super products
JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  TUESDAY, 23 MAR 2021
Of the 692 superannuation products reviewed by Rainmaker, 29% have received a AAA Rating for 2021, with 11 offerings added to the list. Rainmaker looked at 692 products from 178 superannuation funds for its annual assessment. In analysing the offerings ...
Not-so-Zuper: Super disruptor folds
JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  MONDAY, 22 MAR 2021
Having failed to reach sufficient scale, the millennial superannuation fund will close its doors next month. Closed to new members as of March 10, existing Zuper members have now received word that the offering will cease to exist from April 30 - just ...
NZ overhauls regulation of advice
JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  FRIDAY, 19 MAR 2021
The way in which financial advice is regulated in New Zealand has changed, with a host of new requirements introduced and robo-advice now subjected to the same rules as advice delivered in person. From March 15, all providers of financial advice to ...
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