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|The world's largest pension fund posted a record quarterly loss and a negative return of more than 10% to March end, it has reported. Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund lost 17.71 trillion yen, or $237 billion, in the three months to ...|
|A draft report into reforming GST and reducing inefficient taxes has reignited calls for the scrapping of stamp duty when buying or selling a home, to be replaced by a broad-based land tax. The NSW Review of Federal Financial Relations draft report ...|
|Global climate change activist group Extinction Rebellion has come under fire after it posed as Sweden's largest pension fund and claimed it was divesting from all companies with operations in fossil fuels. On June 29 a website purporting to be that ...|
|APRA has imposed licence conditions on Colonial First State Investments Limited to ensure super members' best interests are met, effective immediately. The regulator's decision follows an investigation into matters referred to it by the Royal ...|
|MSC Trustees was appointed trustee for the $1 billion ASX-listed notes of Spark Infrastructure. The notes form part of Spark's stapled security capital structure, first listed in 2005. In taking on the mandate, MSC Trustees replaces Australian Executor ...|
|The global asset and investment advisory firm has named a head of Australian valuations, as it sees its local business grow. Brendan Smyth will lead the Australian valuations team, facilitating a high-touch and targeted service to local clients. Gordon ...|
|As it gears up for its own merger, Equipsuper has completed another successor fund transfer, transitioning the corporate super plan of a national wealth management group. Equipsuper is now home to the 950 members of the Pitcher Retirement Plan, with ...|
|Just 37% of retail investors believe their financial adviser always acts in their best interests, leading CFA Societies Australia to call for a strengthening of the best interest duty. A global investor survey, conducted at the back end of last year ...|
|APRA analysis shows a significant proportion of MySuper members have been spared more than $100 million in fees in the last six months thanks to the introduction of its heatmap. Updating its MySuper heatmap to reflect changes in the fees charged, APRA ...|
|A former Morningstar investment lead has been appointed inaugural chief investment officer of the $54 billion industry superannuation fund. Rest has named Andrew Lill as chief investment officer, joining from Morningstar Investment Management where ...|
Pendal Group has made year-long fee cuts on two funds, as it sees the Reserve Bank of Australia holding the cash rate at the record-low of 0.25%.
Standard & Poor's has downgraded AMP Limited's credit rating from BBB+ to BBB, with all AMP Group entities on CreditWatch with negative implications.
ME Bank chief executive Jamie McPhee has resigned after weathering scrutiny over the bank's adjusting of redraw facilities for mortgage customers and its relationship with the industry funds that own it.
At a time when many Australians are engaging directly with their superannuation fund for the first time, member satisfaction appears mixed, with two separate surveys producing some opposing views.
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