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- Chant West expands awards into advice services
- TAL announces partnership with Qantas
- MLC relocates headquarters in Melbourne and Sydney
- Suncorp optimising life business
- TAL adds more free courses and CPD points to Academy
- AIA Australia releases Vitality adviser materials
- ANZIIF launches training course with FSC for risk industry
- NAB's NULIS Nominees under investigation by ASIC
- 16 new appointments across risk and funds industries
- Women in Super scholarship announced
- SMSF Association CEO resigns
- Club Plus Superannuation CEO resigns
- Mercer launches LifetimePlus longevity solution
- Queensland Treasury issues green bonds
- Bendigo and Adelaide Bank launch socially conscious fund
- Link Group buys funds management admin company
- Russell sells actuarial consulting business to WTW
- Mercer partners with Decimal's Eqilize
- Contango launches Contango Global Growth Limited
- Challenger partners with Standard Life Investments
- Share Investing pays $130,000 infringement notice
- Sovereign MF Ltd (in liquidation) has its AFS cancelled
- AAT agrees with ASIC decision to suspend MASU AFSL
Brexit and the surprising presidential election in the US have not stopped net flows into ETF products globally, with a record high.
Mixed and bond funds saw €4.6 billion and €1.4 billion in subscriptions, but real estate, guaranteed and other funds saw €1.4 billion in net redemptions.
China was the top-seller in 4Q’16, with US$53.2 billion in net flows, in Asia where more than US$60 billion were deposited into 874 new funds.
Long-term mutual funds and ETPs saw deposits of US$58.1 billion in January, and passive strategies continued to lead demand.
Long-term fund flows were slow, with just US$4.5 billion during December 2016, as net inflows to China were partially offset by net redemptions mainly out of Japan, India and Korea.
The global discussion (or raging debate) regarding migrants and their impact means talking about the economic consequences too. We briefly discuss the economics of migration, using available research.
An experiment at the beach demonstrates beautifully how our financial decisions can result in regret, but that comes from not understanding our risks properly.