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Platinum shutters London operations, UCITS funds

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 19 JUN 2024
Platinum Asset Management has shuttered its London office following the closure of its Platinum World Portfolios. Platinum World Portfolios (PWP), which comprised Platinum's International, Asia ex Japan, Japan and Health Sciences strategies, were UCITS ...

ASIC appeals judge's call to not penalise Block Earner

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  TUESDAY, 18 JUN 2024
ASIC is appealing the Federal Court's recent decision to not issue a penalty to Block Earner after it was found to have provided unlicensed financial services. In November 2022, ASIC commenced civil penalty proceedings against Block Earner, which offered ...

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 ...

Block Earner dodges massive fine

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 5 JUN 2024
The Federal Court has absolved Block Earner from paying a penalty for trading without a financial services licence, which ASIC believes should have been $350,000. While Judge Jackman determined that while Block Earner, which invested in cryptocurrency ...

ANZ dumps remaining stake in AmBank

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  FRIDAY, 31 MAY 2024
ANZ has offloaded its remaining stake in AMMB Holdings (AmBank) in a bid to "simplify the bank." ANZ sold its 5.2% shareholding in AmBank for MYR4.10 (A$1.31) per share. The Malaysian bank is currently trading at MYR4.22 (A$1.35) per share. ANZ chief ...

Brookfield Oaktree to further democratise alternatives in Australia

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  TUESDAY, 28 MAY 2024
Local investors will get access to Brookfield Oaktree Wealth Solutions' global private credit strategy later this year, with plans to launch it as a unit trust. An infrastructure fund that's been successful in other regions will follow by early ...

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. ...

Crescent Capital sells down ClearView stake

ELIZA BAVIN  |  FRIDAY, 17 MAY 2024
ClearView Wealth has alerted investors that private equity investor Crescent Capital Partners intends to sell millions of shares in the company. Crescent said it would sell in aggregate more than 73 million fully paid ordinary shares to a range of sophisticated ...

Macquarie Asset Management launches low-cost active ETFs

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  THURSDAY, 16 MAY 2024
Macquarie Asset Management (MAM) has launched two ultra low-cost systematic active ETFs on the ASX that seek to enhance returns over index performance. The ETFs will endeavour to outperform the index by combining data science and human intelligence. ...

Industry reacts to Federal Budget

ELIZA BAVIN  |  WEDNESDAY, 15 MAY 2024
Treasurer Jim Chalmers handed down the Federal Budget last night, delivering its second consecutive surplus as well as a raft of measures to ease the cost-of-living crisis. Despite many of the measures presented in the Budget having been announced prior ...
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