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BlackRock to launch new ETF

ELIZA BAVIN  |  FRIDAY, 7 JUN 2024
BlackRock Australia has announced it will launch the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ex China ETF (ASX: EMXC) with a management fee of 0.25%. BlackRock said the launch of EMXC furthers its commitment to expand its local iShares product suite, providing ...

Macquarie AM bags top manager gong

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 7 JUN 2024
Macquarie Asset Management has taken out the top prize at this year's Investment Leadership Awards. This is the fifth time that Macquarie AM has taken home the Investment Manager of the Year Award since 2018, which was awarded at Financial Standard's ...

Annual MAX Awards celebrates best in industry

ELIZA BAVIN  |  FRIDAY, 7 JUN 2024
Celebrating 30 years, Financial Standard's Marketing, Advertising and Sales Excellence (MAX) Awards recognised the most influential professionals in the wealth management industry last night. The MAX Awards hosted more than 300 people to honour individuals ...

BlackRock has most valuable brand, study finds

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  THURSDAY, 30 MAY 2024
BlackRock has the world's most valuable brand in asset management, while Public Investment Fund (PIF) takes the title among sovereign wealth funds. That's according to a global ranking of brand strength and brand value conducted by Brand Finance. ...

Former licensee chief takes new role

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  FRIDAY, 24 MAY 2024
Helen Blackford, formerly chief executive of Insignia Financial's licensing and professional services businesses, will now lead Nestworth Financial Strategists. Blackford has been appointed chief executive of the group, which is backed by AZ NGA. ...

SEC approves eight Ethereum ETFs

ELIZA BAVIN  |  FRIDAY, 24 MAY 2024
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved eight Ethereum ETFs for BlackRock, Fidelity, Grayscale, Bitwise, VanEck, Ark, Invesco Galaxy and Franklin Templeton. This comes after the commission approved Bitcoin ETFs back in March this year. ...

Seven fund managers scoop up First Sentier mandates

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 20 MAY 2024
Colonial First State (CFS) flags it will appoint seven new managers to take over several mandates that will be vacated by First Sentier Investments (FSI) following the shock closure of four local investment teams. CFS has said it has been "actively ...

GPT appoints new chief investment officer

ELIZA BAVIN  |  FRIDAY, 17 MAY 2024
Group Property Trust (GPT) has announced the appointment of Mark Harrison as chief investment officer, as well as other changes to its leadership team. Harrison has been appointed to assist in the delivery of GPT's strategy and to drive profitable ...

Vanguard selects next chief executive

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  WEDNESDAY, 15 MAY 2024
Salim Ramji will take over as chief executive of Vanguard on July 8, succeeding Tim Buckley. Buckley announced earlier this year his intention to retire as Vanguard's chair and chief executive, following more than 30 years with the company. Vanguard's ...

SMC says 'reckless' plan could cost taxpayers $1tn

ELIZA BAVIN  |  THURSDAY, 9 MAY 2024
Super Members Council (SMC) has slammed the Coalition's plan for young Australians to use their super for a house deposit, saying new modelling shows it could cost taxpayers a cumulative $1 trillion. SMC said even a policy which capped super withdrawals ...
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