Australian and Global ESG Update as at 2 April 2019

  • Financial services and the Modern Slavery Act - time’s up

  • SuperRatings - research into how ‘sustainable’ investment funds are performing

  • NZ investors take action on tech giants over terror attacks

  • The Australian Sustainable Finance Initiative launched

  • Industry Super Holdings under the pump to divest weapons supplier

  • Disabilities-focused Dutch fund introduces bespoke index

  • Research Report: Sizing the Impact Investing Market

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Fund Product, Company and Regulatory Updates as at 8 May 2018

  • Renewable energy investment fund launched

  • Active ETF to be launched by Fidelity

  • Lifecycle pension strategy launched by REI

  • Fixed income portfolio ESG launched by XTB

  • Active EFT to be launched by InvestSMART

  • BlackRock’s iShares ETFs restructured

  • ESG indices launched in J.P. Morgan and BlackRock collaboration

  • Acorns Australia renamed

  • CBA enters enforceable undertaking

  • ASIC welcome AFCA, board members named

  • ASIC cancels SMSF auditors’ registrations

  • First Super voting against AMP board

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Risk Product, Company and Regulatory Updates as at 1 May 2018

  • AMP adjusts product prices

  • ANZ OnePath adviser portal enhanced

  • Freedom to acquire life business

  • Boutique wealth manager signs to insurance offering

  • ASIC banning power increased

  • First Super supports action against AMP board

  • Class action against AMP to be investigated

  • AMP and banks advice failings may result in criminal charges

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