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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Fund Product, Company and Regulatory Updates as at 13 November 2018

  • CBA divestments

  • Vision Super lowers admin and investment fees

  • Mercer and Kogan partner for a new super fund

  • Nikko closes two Australian equity funds

  • Financial Circle to pay $9m in fines for loan scheme

  • Westpac to pay $3.3m for BBSW saga

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Fund People Updates as at 30 October 2018

  • CBA appoints new CFO

  • AMP Superannuation Trustees board welcome two new directors

  • Australian Unity appoints research head for advice business

  • Challenger appoints new CEO

  • Nikko appoints new director

  • Perpetual loses distribution head to Neuberger Berman

  • JP Morgan AM builds on distribution team

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Fund Product, Company and Regulatory Updates as at 9 October 2018

  • Fidelity launches global emerging markets ETF

  • AMP cans SMSF lending, divests $440m from tobacco

  • Tobacco exclusion indices launched by MSCI

  • Bill introduced for revealing target markets of financial products

  • SMSF lending proposal from ASIC

  • New fintech agreements signed between Australia and US, Luxembourg

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