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Billionaire receives death penalty for embezzlement

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 12 APR 2024
A Vietnamese billionaire property developer has been sentenced to death for embezzling US$12.5 billion - the country's largest case of financial fraud, several reports show. The People's Court of Ho Chi Minh City yesterday handed down the death ...

Centuria shakes up senior investments team

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 12 APR 2024
Centuria Capital has made several senior appointments, including a head of funds management and a newly created chief investment officer position. Andrew Essey is the new chief investment officer. Essey joined Centuria in early 2013 as national leasing ...

FCA issues notices to Link Fund Solutions, Woodford

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 12 APR 2024
The Financial Conduct Authority's (FCA) investigation into the Woodford Equity Income Fund (WEIF) finds that the failures of Link Fund Solutions (LFS) and "star stock picker" Neil Woodford ultimately led to the fund's demise, leading to the ...

Life insurers struggle with code compliance

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 10 APR 2024
Life insurers continue to breach their own compliance code with more than 12,000 instances recorded, yet the body overseeing their conduct fears this is likely under-reported. The Life Code Compliance Committee (LCCC) saw another increase in the number ...

Why aged care advice needs tougher regulation

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 10 APR 2024
The lack of regulation around aged care advice has led to superficial and often conflicted advice, that can put older Australians at risk of elder abuse, according to Aged Care Steps, which is rallying for tougher protections and laws. Aged Care Steps ...

Job flexibility, labour market delay retirement age

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 10 APR 2024
Job flexibility and a tight labour market are keeping more Australians at work, research from KPMG finds, giving rise to a delay in their retirement. The analysis found that men are retiring at 66.2 years old, from 63.3 years old two decades ago, while ...

ETF market to soar 30%: State Street

KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 9 APR 2024
Australia's exchange-traded fund (ETF) sector is tipped to rise 30% in 2024, buoyed by passive equity and fixed income products, State Street predicts. Tim Helyar, the country head for Australia at State Street, said the forecast is based on discussions ...

Regal shutters East Point AM

KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 9 APR 2024
One year since post-acquisition, Regal Partners has shuttered East Point Asset Management (EPAM) following a period of "challenging performance" and the exit of a seed investor. Regal acquired the Hong Kong-based alternative fund manager last year. ...

Super advice fee deductions compound red tape: JAWG

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 8 APR 2024
The Joint Associations Working Group (JAWG) says new laws that enable superannuation funds to deduct financial advice fees will have the opposite effect of reducing red tape and can make advice even more unaffordable. Treasury Laws Amendment (Delivering ...

Forager schedules LIT delisting

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 8 APR 2024
The Forager Australian Shares Fund (FOR) is set to delist from the ASX after facing continuous limited liquidity issues and persistently trading below its net asset value. The listed investment trust (LIT) is set to delist on June 14, with trades suspending ...
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