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Retirement income framework on track: Frydenberg
KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 26 FEB 2021
The Federal Treasurer is confident that the Retirement Income Covenant will go ahead in mid-2022 despite several issues that need to be ironed out. In addressing the 2021 Council of the Ageing (COTA) National Policy Forum on Retirement Income this morning ...
Industry fund CIO resigns
KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 26 FEB 2021
The investments chief of a not-for-profit fund will leave after five years in the post. LUCRF Super chief investment officer Leigh Gavin will stay until Easter with the fund, sister publication Industry Moves first confirmed. Gavin joined LUCRF in May ...
UK drags Bravura performance
KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 25 FEB 2021
Bravura Solutions is feeling the sting of COVID-19 as its overseas operations deliver large blows to its profitability of more than 50%. The administration and management software provider announced that its UK and South African units have severely ...
Link flags PEXA listing
KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 25 FEB 2021
Link Group is now exploring the possibility of listing PEXA despite recently flagging there was strong interest from other parties in buying the property settlement platform. Link, together with Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners and Commonwealth ...
PIMCO names Asia Pacific lead
KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 25 FEB 2021
PIMCO has named a new lead for its Asia Pacific business as part of an executive shuffle announced overnight. The global fixed income fund manager promoted Alec Kersman as the head of Asia Pacific, leaving behind his role of head of strategic accounts ...
Financial services eyes gig economy workers
KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 24 FEB 2021
Up to 20% of the financial services sector will likely comprise gig economy employees over the next five years, a study from PwC shows. More than half (52%) of the 500 financial institutions surveyed expect to hire more gig-based employees, despite ...
ERS dents Raiz Super by $13m
KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 24 FEB 2021
Raiz's superannuation offering paid out $13 million as a result of the early release of super scheme but managed to keep funds under management afloat. The micro-investing platform reported superannuation assets grew by 27% on the prior corresponding ...
Equipsuper merges with corporate fund
KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 24 FEB 2021
Equipsuper has merged with a corporate superannuation plan that will add $860 million of assets to the fold. The $16 billion superannuation fund will manage the retirement savings of Toyota Super's 5000 members. Toyota Super chair Rob Purcell said ...
Actuaries Institute names new president
KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 24 FEB 2021
The Actuaries Institute has named a partner at KPMG as its new president. Jefferson Gibbs takes over from Hoa Bui, who was appointed to the post in January 2020. Gibbs is a partner at KPMG specialising in general insurance. He joined the firm in October ...
SMSFs given small LRBA win
KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 23 FEB 2021
Self-managed super funds that borrowed from a private company under a limited recourse borrowing arrangement (LRBA) will not suffer adverse tax consequences if the loan interest has been capitalised because of COVID-19. This recent announcement by the ...
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