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Natixis hires sales director from First Sentier

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 27 OCT 2021
Natixis Investment Managers hired an institutional sales director who spent nearly a decade at First Sentier Investors. Sydney-based Edward Tighe joined Natixis IM in October. He finished up as director of institutional business at First Sentier, formerly ...

Kilter wins $70m mandate

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 27 OCT 2021
Kilter Rural has won a $70 million mandate from an unnamed US institutional investor. Kilter, which has $250 million in funds under management, will invest in sustainable Australian agriculture and water assets on behalf of the client. Established in ...

BOQ divests St Andrew's Insurance

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 27 OCT 2021
Bank of Queensland will offload St Andrew's Insurance for $23 million after receiving approval from APRA. BOQ announced on 14 October 2020 that it entered into an agreement with Farmcove Investment Holdings to sell St Andrew's subject to APRA's ...

Superhero raise takes it across the ditch

KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 26 OCT 2021
Share trading platform Superhero will take the $40 million it has raised this year to expand into New Zealand by mid-2022. The start-up recently raised $15 million to take the overall amount it has raised since 2018 to $48 million. The latest round ...

Macquarie Equities awards back-office mandate

KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 26 OCT 2021
Macquarie Equities awarded a third-party clearing and settlements mandate to Third Party Platform. TPP, the subsidiary of ASX-listed Bell Financial Group, will begin servicing Macquarie Equities' private bank and wrap platform this month. TPP has ...

MetLife upgrades adviser platform

KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 26 OCT 2021
MetLife Australia unveiled a new digital platform for financial advisers to cater to regulatory and product changes that took effect this month. Key product changes follow APRA's reforms to income protection which kicked off in October. The platform ...

Exam pass rate steady at 60%

KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 26 OCT 2021
The September financial adviser exam pass rate was stable at 60% but continues to fall below the overall pass rate of 88.5%. The Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority's latest examination statistics show that more than 1300 candidates sat ...

Two senior leaders exit Iress

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 25 OCT 2021
The chief commercial officer and head of communications and marketing officer at Iress have announced their resignations. Chief commercial officer Michael Blomfield steps down after one year with the ASX-listed firm. He leaves effective immediately ...

Government-run super would leave members worse off: ISA

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 25 OCT 2021
New modelling from Industry Super Australia finds that the establishment of a government-run fund would see a member $126,000 worse off at retirement. The new report, Nationalising super: Why politicians should keep their hands off your retirement savings ...

End of the road for Dollarmites

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 25 OCT 2021
Commonwealth Bank has ditched its 90-year-old Dollarmites program after the state governments' banning of school banking schemes. The New South Wales government is the latest to jump on board and ban bank-run marketing schemes in classrooms after ...
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