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| | THURSDAY, 24 SEP 2020 12:55PMThe founders of NowInfinity have joined a boutique firm that specialises in helping businesses with their succession plans.|
|ASIC has extended the relief to financial advice that relates to the early release of superannuation scheme as well as certain capital raisings due to the uncertainty of the pandemic.|
|Count Financial has expanded its member network with Sydney-based financial advice firm Small & Gunn joining its licence.|
|Lifespan Financial Planning has launched 30 managed discretionary account model portfolios on BT Panorama.|
|A CountPlus member firm has acquired the accounting revenues of a boutique advice firm.|
|Managed accounts assets continue to grow steadily, having hit nearly $80 billion despite setbacks caused by COVID-19.|
|New research has revealed COVID-19 has altered Australian spending behaviour, with more households in a fragile financial position than ever before and facing reduced access to financial advice.|
|Following on from the Royal Commission, the Australian Law Reform Commission has been tasked with reviewing financial services laws with a view to simplify laws regulating the industry.|
|Colonial First State has entered into a partnership with graduate coaching provider Striver in order to drive graduates into the financial advice industry.|
|Advice firms hoping to succeed will have a much higher chance of achieving organic growth if they specialise, as opposed to generalist practices, according to AZ NGA chief executive Paul Barrett.|
Allowing more members in SMSFs is unlikely to spur their establishment rates, according to a submission by University of Sydney's Susan Thorp.
One of Japan's largest providers of shareholder services has admitted to a major operational blunder, after it failed to count 3.4 million postal votes for nearly 1000 companies ahead of their annual general meetings.
BetaShares' Nasdaq 100 ETF exceeded $1 billion in assets under management at the end of August, a net increase of more than $500 million since the outset of the year.
Robeco announced it will now exclude investments in thermal coal, oil sands and Arctic drilling from all its mutual funds.
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