Risk Product, Company and Regulatory Updates as at 22 January 2019

  • Adviser licensee joins forces with investment platform for innovation

  • FASEA updates on education standards

  • Westpac and BT still failed consumers, says court

  • Advanced Wealth Financial Services in court

  • HNW Planning has licence restrictions applied

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Fund People as at 16 January 2019

  • Macquarie appoints new digital infrastructure MD

  • State Street appoints new Asia Pacific head

  • BT gains director of private wealth division

  • Blue Sky welcomes new CFO, seeks two new execs

  • Willis Towers Watson loses veteran

  • LGIAsuper deputy CEO retired

  • BlackRock to make 500 staff redundant, iShares/index investments head promoted

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Fund Product, Company and Regulatory Updates as at 16 January 2019

  • VanEck reduces ETF fees

  • Strategic Insight (formerly Plan For Life) has been acquired

  • Verve Super launches supporting female financial security

  • Equip to take over superannuation for ex-Qantas catering employees

  • Insto investors get African index, finally

  • Halifax Investment Services AFS licence suspended

  • California first US state to mandate gender board diversity

  • ASIC releases consultation paper on fee and cost disclosure reform for managed funds

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Fund People as at 27 November 2018

  • ASFA appoints board members

  • Hostplus promotes head of investment strategy

  • Tasplan Super appoints new director

  • VicSuper appoints its first chief risk officer, executive manager of people experience

  • Blue Sky welcomes new chair

  • BlackRock appoints new Asia Pacific head

  • Paul Costello passes away

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Fund Product, Company and Regulatory Updates as at 27 November 2018

  • BetaShares launches first active fixed income ETF in Australia

  • UBS launches emerging markets equity fund

  • Vision Super divesting from thermal coal, tar sands, tobacco

  • Women’s Economic Security Statement 2018 released by government

  • ASIC extends relief for non-cash payment facilities

  • Exceptions made in Protecting Your Super reforms

  • UBS Securities pays $120,000 MDP infringement notice

  • Dampier Finance convicted and fined for failing to lodge financial statements

  • State One Stockbroking breaches cost company $500,000

  • ASIC now free to hire gun staff as needed

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