| | THURSDAY, 2 APR 2020 4:59PMLonsec's chief investment officer says valuations look way cheaper than a month ago, but he's not hitting buy just yet for its $600 million managed accounts asset pool.|
|While there may be uncertainty surrounding the economic implications of the spreading COVID-19 pandemic, one thing is clear; if business leaders are not consistent, empathetic and clear with their response, they should prepare to face the music.|
|Gone are the days of 'business as usual' with Australia's capital cities and skyscrapers empty and its employees now working from the comfort (and safety) of their homes. But what impact will this have on our real estate investments?|
|The world's new reality will soon be defined by social distancing and self-isolation. And while that might be sad for most of us, some stand to benefit incredibly from the new normal.|
|Financial advisers and investors in fixed income funds are feeling the heat as markets trade less frequently in the ongoing COVID-19 correction, and they are slugged with exit costs.|
|Holding cash as part of your portfolio may not be sexy, but in uncertain times investors are rushing back to old faithful.|
|Lonsec has upgraded its rating of a flagship Premium China Funds Management offering, recognising the firm's heritage in Chinese equities.|
|The New South Wales supreme court has ordered Bonitas Research and its principal Matthew Wiechert to pay about $900,000 in damages and costs to ASX-listed Rural Funds Management.|
|Warakirri Asset Management has chosen a boutique to manage about $375 million across its equities strategies, as it moves away from multi-manager structure.|
|The spread of COVID-19 has seen a dramatic turn in the global economy; where earlier this year growth was almost tangibly real, now a downward trajectory towards deep recession seems much more likely. But one asset manager believes there is both opportunity ...|
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Australia's superannuation sector is fighting a war on three different fronts, as the economic fallout of COVID-19 continues to bite.
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Significant hikes in group insurance premiums have been put down to the Protecting Your Super reforms - with members of four superannuation funds facing premium increases of 34%.
APRA has asked superannuation funds to submit their in-house modelling on the magnitude of impact they are expecting from the Federal Government's special allowance for early release from superannuation.
Zenith Investment Partners wants to reverse out of its planned $12 million purchase of Chant West's superannuation business, saying the latter has been materially affected since February, but Chant West is digging its heels in.
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