Risk Product, Company and Regulatory Updates as at 20 August 2019

Risk Product, Company and Regulatory Updates as at 20 August 2019
  • OnePath OneView Life update

  • AMP FPA to contest changes to AMP’s Buyer of Last Resort terms

  • CBA closing Financial Wisdom

  • AMP revises agreement with Resolution Life for sale of AMP Life

  • MLC Wealth restructure

  • MBS Insurance and Complete Risk Analysis to merge

  • APRA fines Westpac for reporting obligation breaches

  • FASEA exam update

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Risk Product, Company and Regulatory Updates as at 6 August 2019

Risk Product, Company and Regulatory Updates as at 6 August 2019
  • IRESS improves Xplan

  • FPA CPD platform launch

  • CountPlus shareholders in favour of acquiring Count Financial

  • CBA approved to divest CFSGAM

  • APRA stakeholder survey shows regulator favour dropping

  • NAB document leak

  • MLC adviser fee class action plans

  • ASIC suing ANZ over periodical fee payments

  • FASEA exam update

  • Grandfathering commissions proposed ban date 1 January 2021

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Fund Product, Company and Regulatory Updates as at 1 July 2019

Fund Product, Company and Regulatory Updates as at 1 July 2019
  • Hostplus launches new SMSF solution

  • Vanguard drops fund fees

  • Fidelity launches company rating system

  • OpenMarkets launches trading platform

  • Sunsuper cuts fees

  • GuildSuper and Childcare Super increase group insurance premiums

  • Clime Capital and CBG Capital to merge

  • MTAA Super and Tasplan consider merger, Statewide Super quits merger talks

  • AIC accepts EU from CBA

  • APRA tightening super fund acquisition regulations

  • ASIC extends suspension of BBY AFS licence

  • ASIC seeking feedback on new product intervention powers

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Fund People as at 28 May 2019

Fund People as at 28 May 2019
  • TelstraSuper appoints new chair

  • Catholic Super welcomes new chair

  • SuperConcepts restructures executive team

  • JANA switches up the board

  • Equity Trustees appoints head of fund services

  • Citi appoints head of Australia

  • Mercer appoints administration business head

  • CBA board member leaving

  • UBS co-head of equities Aus and NZ steps down

  • Club Plus Super loses chair to Parliament

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Risk Product, Company and Regulatory Updates as at 16 April 2019

  • BT Protection Plan changes

  • Freedom Insurance selling admin and advisory business, goal to close its doors

  • Integrity Life announces product enhancements

  • Asteron Life extends wholesale commission discount offer

  • BT’s Cancer Assistance Program results

  • Bridges to buy Bendigo and Adelaide Bank advice business

  • SMSF Advisers Network with additional licence conditions imposed

  • AMP FP new AFSL conditions imposed

  • Update on CBA’s AFSL conditions

  • Victims of financial misconduct to have greater supports

  • ASIC can now intervene on problematic financial products

  • FPA calls for ‘general advice’ term to be dumped

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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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Risk Product, Company and Regulatory Updates as at 23 October 2018

  • TAL adviser centre launch, minor changes to product structure and pricing

  • ASIC’s inspectors in big banks

  • CBA fees for no service EU update

  • Raiz Invest and Swiss Re partner up to launch group insurance products

  • Electronic advice register launch

  • BT updates quote and application software, announces policy fee waiver

  • Corporations Act sections of FASEA exams to be open book

  • Banks removing trail commissions and grandfathered payments

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Fund Product, Company and Regulatory Updates as at 17 July 2018

  • QSuper reduces admin fees

  • Westpac terminates SMSF loans

  • Sunsuper and AustSafe Super sign merger agreement

  • Prime Super and Combined Super talking of a merge

  • ASIC investigating Linchpin Capital Group and Endeavour Securities (Australia)

  • ASIC accepts EU from Goldman Sachs Australia

  • ASIC accepts EUs from CBA and ANZ regarding superannuation product distribution

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Risk Product, Company and Regulatory Updates as at 9 July 2018

  • AstuteWheel: new digital tool providing SoA's in an hour

  • Integrity Life to launch retail suite in October

  • Macquarie quits grandfathered commission

  • HSBC exits financial advice, closing its financial advice doors

  • ASIC vs. Refocus Financial Group

  • AMP FP facing civil penalties for alleged failures in insurance advice

  • ASIC pursuing advice firms misusing term 'independent'

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Fund Product, Company and Regulatory Updates as at 5 June 2018

  • Magellan and Airlie launch retail Aus equities fund

  • Citi launches currency product for HNW clients

  • Spaceship launches two funds

  • Pengana to buy into HNW credit firm

  • Decentralised Capital launches in Australia

  • New investment boutique launch by Pinnacle

  • ANZ,  Deutsche and Citigroup facing cartel allegations

  • BBY, BBY Advisory and SmarTrader AFS licences suspended

  • CBA and AUSTRAC enter agreement

  • Water Infrastructure Criteria launched

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Fund People as at 22 May 2018

  • Rest Super appoints senior analyst

  • Perpetual appoints new CEO

  • CBA announces acting CFO

  • PIMCO and Allianz seeking 50 new hires

  • FinTech Australia appoints new CEO

  • New Shadow Minister for Financial Services

  • Westpac appoints new group exec of customer and corporate relations

  • First State Super retiring

  • JP Morgan NZ resigns

  • Blue Sky director resigns

  • Young Leaders in Finance Award finalists announced

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